Singer Jason Derulo is currently embroiled in legal troubles as he faces a sexual harassment lawsuit and an ongoing legal battle over music credits.
Emaza Gibson filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Jason Derulo, alleging that the singer dropped her from his label after she rejected his sexual advances.
The lawsuit includes claims for unpaid wages, loss of earnings, deferred compensation, other employment benefits, and damages for emotional distress. The specific amount she is seeking has not been disclosed.
Gibson’s allegations include quid pro quo sexual harassment, where she claims that Derulo promised her a record deal in exchange for a sexual relationship but reneged on the deal when she declined his advances.
She further alleges that Derulo attempted to entice her with cocaine and alcohol and even suggested engaging in a goat sacrifice to intimidate her.
“[Jason Derulo] not only broke promises and breached contracts, but his threats of physical harm and unconscionable sexual advances toward this young woman who is just trying to break into the industry were outrageous and illegal,” Ron Zambrano, Gibson’s attorney, stated.
Jason Derulo is no stranger to legal disputes. In August, he became involved in a legal battle with music producer Matthew Spatola, also known as Matty Spats. Spatola claimed that he was not credited for his contributions to the chart-topping track “Savage Love” by Derulo. He filed a federal lawsuit against Derulo and Sony Music, seeking proper credit as a co-writer and compensation for his contributions to the song.
According to the lawsuit, Derulo unilaterally released “Savage Love” without providing any credit to Spatola for their collaborative work. The complaint emphasized that Spatola had worked on the song’s instrumental composition and recording alongside Derulo and deserved recognition as a co-writer.