Lizzo is being sued by a Postmates delivery driver named Tiffany Wells after the “Truth Hurts” artist falsely claimed that she stole her food.
On September 16th, Lizzo used the app to order from Boston’s Luke’s Lobster under the name “Bonnie V.” The food never showed up, so Lizzo posted a since-deleted tweet with a photo of the woman that read, “Hey @Postmates this girl Tiffany W. stole my food she lucky I don’t fight no more.”
Lizzo is being sued for defamation & intentional infliction of emotional distress by a former Postmates driver after she accused her off stealing her food, @TMZ reports.
The driver claims that she is concerned for her safety and no longer works for Postmates due to the incident. pic.twitter.com/AUafHi0x5i
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) November 16, 2019
The next day, Lizzo deleted the tweet and publicly apologized to wells. “I apologize for putting that girl on blast,” Lizzo wrote. “I understand I have a large following and that there were so many variables that could’ve put her in danger. Imma really be more responsible with my use of social media and check my petty and my pride at the door.”
Despite the apology, Wells was already “afraid to leave her home and even go to work, for fear someone might harm her or even worse,” according to TMZ. So now, the driver is suing Lizzo for libel, invasion of privacy, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
If the Postmates driver that is suing Lizzo doesn't use " I just took a DNA test, turns out I'm 100% that bitch that's suing your ass" as her opening statement then I don't know what were doing in this world.
— Lava Spike Jonze (@Julio_DA) November 15, 2019
According to Pitchfork, Wells claims she tried to deliver the food to Lizzo at Revere Hotel, but did not have the room number and could not contact the artist. Wells’ lawyers state that Lizzo’s remarks were “false statements that are defamatory and are libelous” and that “Lizzo’s conduct was extreme and outrageous in that she used her celebrity to publicly defame, disparage, and threaten a private individual (i.e. [Tiffany Wells]), to roughly one million Twitter followers.”