Jason Derulo sued for sexual harassment by fellow singer

Emaza Gibson, who was offered a recording contract with Derulo’s imprint, is now suing him, alleging he ended their working relationship after she denied his sexual advances.

Ms Gibson, 25, filed her complaint against Derulo, 34, on Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, saying he “maliciously” promised her success, then denied her the opportunity.

She alleges quid pro quo sexual harassment, breach of contract and intimidation and violence, among other complaints.

“I’m at this point in my life right now, it’s very heart-breaking,” she said in an interview with NBC News on Wednesday. “I have anxiety, I’m traumatized. I’ve dealt with inhumane work situations.

“I’m at this point where I’m back to zero and I have nothing.”

In court documents, Ms Gibson says Derulo offered her a contract with his label Future History in August 2021, and they and began working together that November.

However, she claims the singer repeatedly pressured her to socialise with him, and that there was “explicit demand for sex-in-exchange-for-success”.

On one occasion, he allegedly told her she would be required to partake in a sex ritual called “goat skin and fish scales” – which involved sacrificing a goat and taking cocaine. Ms Gibson also claims she was plied with ‘”inappropriately large amounts of alcohol”.

Her lawyer, Ron Zambrano, said in a statement that Derulo’s “behaviour toward this young artist was despicable”.

“He 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.”


Jason Deruko is calling BS on a new lawsuit claiming he fired an up-and-coming musician after she repeatedly refused to have sex with him.

In a video statement posted on Instagram, the singer addressed the salacious allegations in the suit filed by Emaza Gibson in L.A. Superior Court Thursday.

Derulo said, “I wouldn’t normally comment but these claims are completely false and hurtful. I stand against all forms of harassment and I remain supportive of anybody following their dreams.”

He continued, “I’ve always strived to live my life in a positively impactful way, and that’s why I sit here before you deeply offended, by these defamatory claims. God bless.”

In her suit, Gibson says Derulo contacted her in 2021 offering her a joint contract with him and two record companies, Atlantic and Future History, to produce songs.

Gibson says Derulo chose her because he needed to bring a fresh artist to Atlantic to launch the project, and she eagerly signed the agreement, believing he was now her mentor.

She says the plan was to work closely with Derulo on a mixtape and an album, delivering the final recordings to music execs within 6 months.

But, Gibson claims Derulo had other ideas, wanting her to participate in cocaine-fueled sexual rituals called “goat skin and fish scales” to fulfill his role as her artistic collaborator.

On several occasions, Gibson says Derulo also propositioned her to have dinner with him and tried to ply her with booze to get her into bed.

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When she refused his advances, Gibson says Derulo eventually cut off all communication with her and terminated her contract with him and the record companies.

As a result, Gibson says she was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after she suffered breakdowns and other medical issues.

Gibson is suing for sexual harassment, breach of contract and illegal retaliatory termination.

✍️ BBC