Todrick Hall under fire for alleged toxic behaviour

Tommy McKissock, former assistant of Todrick Hall, has accused the singer of refusing to pay performers, sexual misconduct, and racism.

Todrick Hall
Image: Ted Eytan via Wikimedia Commons

Todrick Hall has faced a litany of accusations following his former assistant Tommy McKissock’s claims he engaged in “non-payment to people, racism, sexual assault, sexual harassment, online bullying, exploitation, illegal business practices.” 

On October 15th, Todrick posted on Twitter: “My comment; I adore Thom, like LOVE him. This is surprising to me, he hasn’t been paid yet, he will be…not because he’s trying to “expose” me but because he deserves it. I only got two texts, no calls, I was over seas opening my tour nd that video has only been out for two weeks.” Manila Luzon responded to the post by saying the singer did not pay her for hosting a Halloween party last year. 

Tommy stated on Twitter, “I don’t want anything out of this- I just want people to know he is a very bad person. He manipulates, hurts and deceives anyone he can use because he is a narcissist.”

The former assistant posted on Twitter alleged documentation for a sexual harassment lawsuit Todrick settled earlier this year

Todrick recently released his new album Haus Party earlier this year. The music video for Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels was revealed on the 24th of May. One of the dancers for the music video has also voiced their issues with the singer. 

As part of a Twitter thread, the dancer said, “He is talented indeed, but that talent is squandered by coonery. Baby is whitewashed to hell. And miserably unprofessional **also does not pay!**” They went into detail about Todrick’s comments that “this is looking a little too chocolate…Can I get some lighter people behind me?”

Tommy reiterates the claims of “whitewashed” by stating, “After @Todrick became friends with @taylorswift13, he said to me, ‘Taylor’s assistant would not be wearing a fitted hat or Jordan’s. I need you to start looking more white because you look too ethnic and ghetto.’ ACTUAL QUOTE and NO HAT rule went into effect.”

During the Straight Outta Oz tour, Tommy claims singer Chester Lockhart “aggressively came behind me on the tour bus and put his hand down my pants and grabbed my dick. In the legal world, they call this sexual assault and Todrick punished ME after I told him.”

Todrick Hall has yet to make a follow up statement about the further accusations.

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