The ‘Truth Hurts’ singer has been accused of defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress
In September, Lizzo had tweeted at the company, saying: “This girl Tiffany W stole my food she lucky I don’t fight no more,” alongside a photo of the driver.
Lizzo withdrew her accusation, and publicly apologised for name-dropping Wells, acknowledging that her actions “put (her) in danger”. Now, the singer is being sued for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Wells claims that Lizzo’s actions have made her “subject to ridicule and humiliation, along with stress and anxiety”.
According to Wells, who claims to have moved onto her next delivery after being unable to reach the musician at her Boston hotel, “Lizzo lacked reasonable grounds for any belief in the truth of her statements and acted negligently in failing to determine the true facts,” the suit reads.
It also asserts that Lizzo “acted with actual malice and reckless disregard for the truth when she tweeted the false statements of or concerning (Wells)”.
Last month, Lizzo sued a pair of songwriters who claim they weren’t fully credited for their contribution to “Truth Hurts”. “The men who now claim a piece of ‘Truth Hurts’ had nothing to do with the line or how I chose to sing it. There was no one in the room when I wrote it except me, Ricky Reed and my tears. That song is my life and its words are my truth,” read a statement by Lizzo on Twitter.