Lizzo Being Sued By Former Boston Food Courier
A presumably hangry tweet from Lizzo last September may soon cost the singer big bucks.
In a lawsuit filed on Friday, a former Boston-area Postmates delivery woman claims that Lizzo “used her celebrity to publicly defame, disparage and threaten a private individual’.
It all started with a lobster-roll ordered from Luke's Lobster last September.
Lizzo placed the order through Postmates and was waiting for the food she had already paid for to be delivered. And when it didn't show up she assumed the courier, Tiffany Wells, had stolen it.
And considering how outspoken Lizzo is, the thought that her food had been taken did not sit too well.
In a now deleted Tweet, Lizzo told her millions of followers that “this girl Tiffany W. stole my food she lucky I don’t fight no more’’ and even posted Tiffany's picture with it.
Tiffany says she tried to delivery the food, but couldn't reach Lizzo. And after the five minute waiting period required by Postmates, moved on to make her other deliveries.
Lizzo of course also complained to Postmates who apparently cleared up the confusion that night and made the meal good to the singer. And Lizzo did end up tweeting an apology a day later.
Still fans were fifty-fifty on whether or not Lizzo did the right thing in the first place. Some supported her, others pointed out how dangerous and petty the original tweet was.
But whether fans agree or not, Lizzo is still being sued for her hangry comments. And will likely have to settle this one with Tiffany Wells.
No word on the amount of money Tiffany hopes to get but she is seeking compensatory damages, punitive damages, pre- and post-judgment interest and attorney’s fees and costs, so I don't think Lizzo is getting off lightly here.
And with the apology tweet still out there, that's kind of like admitting guilt, right?