The legendary singer and actress Cher is being sued for racial discrimination, by her former choreographer Kevin Wilson. The performer had, reportedly, complained about having too many African-American people on stage during her performances.
Kevin Wilson was helping the singer audition dancers for her “Dressed to Kill” tour in 2014. He claims he told her he liked “a minority dancer,” and Cher said in response: “We have too much color onstage.”
According to the lawsuit, which was filed by attorney Perry Wander, there was an incident that took place this past June in Louisville, which ultimately led to Wilson’s firing.
Wilson claims that, after a show in Louisville, one of the dancers got somewhat aggressive with a female fan in his hotel room. Cher allegedly tried to cover it up, and instead of dealing with the aggressive dancer, she fired Wilson and two other people who spoke about the incident. The male dancer involved in the whole thing remained in the show.
Cher’s representatives gave a statement, in which he categorically denied the accusations, claiming that these allegations are ridiculous and they couldn’t be further from the truth. “To attribute such a statement to Cher is absurd,” representatives concluded.
Wilson is claiming racial discrimination and retaliation, and time will hopefully tell what the truth really is.