(AP/WJW) – Lizzo is breaking her silence on a lawsuit accusing the Grammy winner of sexual harassment.

In a statement posted to Instagram, Lizzo called the accusations “false.”

“These last few days have been gut wrenchingly difficult and overwhelmingly disappointing,” she wrote. “My work ethic, morals, and respectfulness have been questioned. My character has been criticized. Usually, I choose not to respond to false allegations but these are as unbelievable as they sound and too outrageous to not be addressed.”

Lizzo went on to write, “These sensationalized stories are coming from former employees who have already publically admitted that they were told their behavior on tour was inappropriate and unprofessional.”

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court accuses Lizzo and her production company of “creating a hostile, abusive work environment and making their working conditions intolerable.”

According to the Associated Press, the lawsuit claims Lizzo pressured the dancers to engage with nude performers at a club in Amsterdam and shamed one of them for her weight gain before firing her.

Plaintiffs Arianna Davis, Crystal Williams and Noelle Rodriguez make numerous charges including sexual, religious and racial harassment, disability discrimination, assault and false imprisonment.

The legal complaint seeks unspecified damages and names Melissa Viviane Jefferson, known professionally as Lizzo, her production company Big Grrrl Big Touring, Inc., and Shirlene Quigley, captain of the performer’s dance team.