A former food delivery driver is suing Lizzo over threats from the rapper’s fans after she put the driver’s photo on social media and accused her of stealing her food.
Tiffany Wells is a Massachusetts resident and former driver for Postmates. This past Friday (Nov. 15), she filed a federal lawsuit in the Central District of California accusing the “Truth Hurts” artist of intentional infliction of emotional distress and invasion of privacy.
According to NBC, Wells received an order from Lizzo, who used the alias “Bonnie V, ” to deliver food from Luke’s Lobster to the Revere Hotel in Boston on Sept. 16. There was not a room number posted to the order.
Wells, 27, stated to have “made multiple calls to the phone number that the customer provided to Postmates, yet each call went unanswered.” She also requested information from the front desk of the hotel, but a guest by the name went unfounded.
“Plaintiff went back outside where she lingered for five minutes before finally departing,” the lawsuit reads. It also states she spent over 10 minutes attempting to contact the person who ordered the food.
A day after the incident, Lizzo would blast the driver on Twitter, which Wells found out about after being alerted by family members. Mass Live detailed Lizzo deleted the tweet after being criticized by her fan base.
“I apologize for putting that girl on blast,” said Lizzo on Twitter after the ridicule. “I understand I have a large following and that there were so many variables that could’ve put her in danger.”
The lawsuit also states Well is a “relatively private person” and felt “shocked” by the online attack from Lizzo.
“Plaintiff was even more shocked to find out that her picture was accompanied by text accusing her of being a thief,” the lawsuit states.
Lizzo is also facing a lawsuit over her number one single “Truth Hurts” for reportedly stealing a line in the song from a meme.