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A filmmaker walked away from Lizzo's documentary because she was treated with "disrespect."

Sophia Nahli Allison wrote in a statement that the singer was "arrogant, self-centered, and unkind."

A filmmaker says she "walked away" from directing a documentary about Lizzo because of how the singer treated her.

Sophia Nahli Allison, an Oscar-nominated filmmaker from Los Angeles, wrote on Twitter on Tuesday that Lizzo demonstrated an "abuse of power" during their brief time together.

Lizzo hasn't responded publicly to the lawsuit or Allison's comments. Her representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

"In 2019, I traveled a bit with Lizzo to be the director of her documentary. I walked away after 2 weeks. I was treated with such disrespect by her," Allison wrote.

"I witnessed how arrogant, self-centered, and unkind she is," she said. "I was not protected and thrown into a shitty situation with little support. My spirit said to run as fast as you fucking can and I'm so grateful I trusted my gut."

Allison added that she felt "gaslit" and "deeply hurt" by Lizzo, but she did not specify what happened between her and the star.

"Reading these reports made me realize how dangerous of a situation it was," she wrote of the lawsuit filed against the singer.

Arianna Davis, Crystal Williams, and Noelle Rodriguez filed a lawsuit against Lizzo, her production company, Big Grrrl Big Touring, and a member of Lizzo's dance team in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Tuesday.

In the suit, the three dancers accused the singer of sexually harassing them during a night out at a nude club in Amsterdam after they were hired onto Lizzo's dance team.

The lawsuit alleged that Lizzo "began inviting cast members to take turns touching the nude performers, catching dildos launched from the performers' vaginas, and eating bananas protruding from the performers' vaginas" while at the club.

The suit also alleged that Lizzo started a group chant calling out Davis and "pressuring" her to touch a performer's breasts, even after Davis declined multiple times.

"Everything she stands for, she's the complete opposite of that," Rodriguez told Insider of Lizzo.

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