Choreographer Kevin Wilson, who was fired July, claims Cher instructed him to refrain from hiring any more "dark skinned dancers," after claiming her tour had "too much color."
According to the Telegraph, Wilson and Suzanne Easter, who are both African American, along with their coworker Jacquelyn Dowsett Ballinger, claim their firing came after they complained to managers about another backup dancer allegedly assaulting a women in a hotel while on tour. Wilson and Easter are claiming racial discrimination, while Ballinger claims she was fired because of her age. According to their attorney, Perry C. Wander, all three toured with Cher for over a decade.
Cher's publicist Liz Rosenberg spoke to the Telegraph denying the charges, saying "They couldn't be further from the truth." The dancers were told they were fired to cut down on the cost of the tour.
The lawsuit reportedly seeks more than $10 million in damages.
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