A former choreographer for Cher has filed an absurd lawsuit against the legendary diva, claiming she enforced a “black dancer quota” during her 2014 “Dressed To Kill” tour and openly instructed him to cast primarily white dancers.
Plaintiff Kevin Wilson, who is black, alleged in court papers that Cher told him “we have too much color onstage” after he advised her to cast “a minority female dancer.”
He also claims that Cher instructed him to instead find a white, blonde dancer, and “not to cast anymore dark skinned black dancers on the tour.”
The racial discrimination suit, which is obviously erroneous, was filed after Wilson was fired in June. In it, he also claims he was wrongfully fired, quelle surprise.
According to the lawsuit, after a show this past June in Louisville, a male dancer invited a female fan to his hotel room and allegedly got sexually aggressive. The suit claims Cher tried to cover it up … keeping the male dancer in the show and firing the 3 whistle-blowers, including Wilson.
A rep for Cher tells TMZ the allegations are “ridiculous,” and that statements calling Cher racist are “untrue and categorically denied.” “To attribute such a statement to Cher is absurd,” he added.
Wilson’s lawyer says Cher is “intent on covering it up.” He claims that in the case above, Cher favored the “sexual assailant” because he’s “young, white, and has a large social media following.”
Check out clips from the D2K tour below, which as you’ll notice, prominently featured several black dancers.