Jason Derulo, the American singer, is facing a sexual harassment lawsuit from an aspiring singer.
The complainant, Emaza Gibson, has accused the R&B artist of signing her to a record deal with the purported intention of engaging in a sexual relationship.
The lawsuit was filed for sexual harassment in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, October 5. Emaza Gibson claimed that her professional association with Jason came to an end when she rebuffed his advances of a sexual nature.
The 25-year-old aspiring musician alleges that Jason not only breached their contract but also denied her the opportunity that he previously promised.
According to People Magazine, her attorney, Ron Zambrano said, “The threats of physical harm and unwanted sexual advances by Jason towards a young woman who is just trying to break into the industry were outrageous and illegal.”
Jason has denied all allegations made against him via his rep. In a statement shared with People magazine, Jason’s rep states, “These claims are completely false and hurtful. I stand against all forms of harassment and remain committed to supporting people chasing their dreams.”
He added that the singer was deeply offended by these defamatory allegations.
The legal docs obtained by the publication reveal that Emaza has also nominated Atlantic Records, Derulo’s label Future History Inc., and his manager Frank Harris in the complaint.
Emaza Gibson is suing the singer for sexual harassment, breach of contract, and illegal retaliatory termination.