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Cher sued over 'racial discrimination' after working on her Dressed To Kill tour - Daily Mail

By MailOnline Reporter

Cher is allegedly being sued by a choreographer who is claiming racial discrimination.

TMZ reports that Kevin Wilson's attorney has filed a lawsuit against the singer, alleging that she told him there were too many black dancers on her tour.

Wilson claims he said to Cher that there was a 'minority female dancer' who he wanted to cast during auditions for her Dressed To Kill tour.

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Lawsuit: A choreographer who worked on Cher's Dressed To Kill tour is suing her for alleged racial discrimination. She is pictured performing in Philadelphia in April

Lawsuit: A choreographer who worked on Cher's Dressed To Kill tour is suing her for alleged racial discrimination. She is pictured performing in Philadelphia in April

He alleges the 68-year-old replied: 'We have too much color on stage.'

Wilson goes on to allege in the lawsuit obtained by TMZ that he was told to 'not cast anymore dark skinned black dancers on the tour' and instead find someone white and blonde.

The choreographer additionally claims that he was fired alongside two other people for speaking out about a male dancer who allegedly became sexually aggressive with a female fan following a concert in Louisville in June.

Shocking claims: According to TMZ, Kevin Wilson alleges that Cher told him there were too many black dancers on her tour

Shocking claims: According to TMZ, Kevin Wilson alleges that Cher told him there were too many black dancers on her tour

Wilson alleges that the dancer in question remained in the tour. He is claiming racial discrimination and retaliation in the lawsuit.

The choreographer states the three people who were fired were told it was due to budget cuts, but TMZ reports that the tour has grossed an impressive $54.9million.

Cher's representative told MailOnline: 'These accusations are ridiculous... Couldn't be further from the truth.'

What really happened?: Wilson apparently was told he was fired due to budget cuts, but he claims it was because he spoke out about a male dancer who was allegedly sexually aggressive towards a fan

What really happened?: Wilson apparently was told he was fired due to budget cuts, but he claims it was because he spoke out about a male dancer who was allegedly sexually aggressive towards a fan

The website reports that Cher's lawyer states the alleged racial comment is 'untrue and categorically denied. To attribute such a statement to Cher is absurd.'

Cher finished the first leg of her tour in July, and will start the second leg next month, which begins in Toronto, Canada and then travels through the United States, finishing in New York City in December.

Not true: A representative for Cher, pictured here last September, has denied the allegations branded them 'ridiculous'

Not true: A representative for Cher, pictured here last September, has denied the allegations branded them 'ridiculous'



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