Jason Derulo facing US lawsuit over sexual harassment

Jason Derulo facing US lawsuit over sexual harassment

The Voice coach Jason Derulo is facing a lawsuit in the USA after an aspiring singer levelled allegations of sexual harassment, intimidation, and breach of contract.

Emaza Gibson filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court, claiming that Derulo made sexual advances after she joined his Atlantic Records–affiliated label, Future History, and then dropped her after she rejected him. Gibson signed with Derulo around August 2021.

She told NBC News, “I’m at this point in my life right now, it’s very heartbreaking. I have anxiety; I’m traumatized. I’ve dealt with inhumane work situations … I’m at this point where I’m back to zero and I have nothing.”

“While recording music, Derulo informed Plaintiff that if she wanted to be successful in the ‘this business’ (aka, the music industry), Plaintiff would be required to partake in ‘goat skin and fish scales,’ which is a Haitian reference referring to conducting sex rituals, sacrificing a goat, goat blood and doing cocaine,” the lawsuit reads.

The filing alleges that the “explicit demand for sex-in-exchange-for-success was reinforced through Derulo’s subsequent behavior.”

When Gibson finally gave in to an “invitation for drinks” at a recording studio around September 2021, Derulo allegedly gave her an “inappropriate” amount of alcohol despite the fact that she’s not a big drinker.

Other alleged incidents of hostility include Derulo charging at Gibson, raising his voice, and refusing to record with her. Her contract was terminated in September 2022.

Both Derulo and Atalantic Records are yet to comment on the allegations.

The Voice concludes this Sunday on Seven.

Source: Vulture