Todrick Hall is firing back at claims that he didn’t pay employees, refuting the allegations in a new interview with Attitude magazine. As E! News reports, in October Hall was hit with “multiple allegations” on Twitter, including the claim of someone purporting to be his former personal assistant, who accused him of “deliberate non-payment to people.”
In addition, Hall was also accused of casting dancers “based sometimes solely” on their race. The alleged former employee also tweeted a link to 2018 legal documents filed by “a former tour employee” accusing Hall of “sexual harassment, retaliation and failure to pay minimum wage,” and other claims. That case, notes E! News, was settled out of court
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In addition, choreographer/dancer Thom White accused Hall of not paying him, and then stopping all contact after he asked him about getting paid.
“My comment; I adore Thom, like LOVE him,” Hall tweeted. “This is surprising to me, he hasn’t been paid yet, he will be… not because he’s trying to ‘expose’ me but because he deserves it. I only got two texts, no calls, I was over seas opening my tour & that video has only been out for 2 weeks.”
Speaking with Attitude, Hall brushed off the claims. “My fans have stood beside me, and they know my heart and my integrity, and they know what type of person I am. They know that I would never intentionally do some of these things, any of these things that are being said about me. [I will] be more careful about who I allow into my circle,” he said.
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“My show is full of love and I focus on that every night, when some kid comes and tells me that because of my music and my message they didn’t take their own life, that they are now wearing heels at school, and they are winning prom queens,” he added. “I’ll sleep with one eye open, but what I’m not going to stop doing is inspiring kids.”
He also shared the advice he received from RuPaul about the controversy.
“Ru said, ‘Trust me, this will blow over, they aimed at you because you’re kind-hearted and socially conscious. They knew they’d get a reaction out of you and affect you. Most people suspect that they don’t really exist unless they’re affecting someone else,” he said.
“‘The only way they can feel themselves is through other people’s feelings, good, bad or otherwise,” he added. “Hear this: when your actions [are] coming from a place of love, never worry about how it is perceived by others, know that your intention is love and nothing is wrong with that.'”