- The Washington Times - Friday, September 19, 2014

Cher’s choreographer is suing her, claiming that the Oscar-winning entertainer said there were too many black people onstage, the gossip website TMZ said Thursday.

Kevin Wilson, who is black, said he liked a “minority female dancer” for her latest tour, but then Cher allegedly responded, “We have too much color onstage,” TMZ reported, quoting a lawsuit it obtained.

He claims she told him to find a white, blond dancer and “not to cast anymore dark skinned black dancers on the tour,” the suit said.

Apparently, Mr. Wilson also claims in the suit that he was let go because he was one of three whistle-blowers in a case involving a male dancer who allegedly got sexually aggressive with a female fan in his hotel room.

The three are seeking $10 million in damages.



Cher’s lawyer called the claims “untrue and categorically denied” them, TMZ reported. “To attribute such a statement to Cher is absurd.”

“These are ridiculous allegations. They couldn’t be further from the truth,” Cher’s spokeswoman, Liz Rosenberg, told CNN.

Cher, a famous singer who has won Grammys in the past, is also known for her acting. In 1988, she won an Oscar for best actress in the film “Moonstruck.”

She is currently recovering from a viral infection and has had to cancel a few dates of her latest “Dressed to Kill” singing tour, the BBC said.

“Billboard reports that the diva’s tour grossed a reported $54.9 million through the end of its first leg on July 11 and sold out all 49 shows,” the lawsuit said. “Due to the tour’s huge success, the tour was extended for a second leg of shows through the end of the year and should make Cher the highest grossing tour of 2014.”

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