28-year-old Abbie Chatfield, known for her podcast and appearance on FBoy Island, made headlines recently as she stepped down from her co-hosting role in the RnB Fridayz Live tour. This decision came in light of the sexual harassment allegations against headline act Jason Derulo. Aspiring singer Emaza Gibson filed a lawsuit against Derulo, claiming he berated her and expected sexual favors in return for a deal in Los Angeles. Derulo has denied the allegations, calling them 'false and hurtful.'
In her announcement on Instagram, Chatfield expressed her discomfort in performing her duties while the legal matters were unresolved. She apologized to her fans for the disappointment caused and wished the other acts on the lineup the best for their shows.
This departure from the event follows a series of roles that Chatfield has stepped down from in recent months due to burnout and overwhelming stress. She revealed that her work addiction left her catatonic and unable to speak for approximately half an hour due to extreme stress.
Frontier Touring, the event organizer, confirmed Abbie Chatfield's withdrawal from the tour and stated it was due to personal reasons. The decision comes as Chatfield has been actively working to manage her workload and prioritize her well-being.
As the allegations against Jason Derulo continue to unfold, it remains to be seen what impact they will have on his career and reputation. The legal proceedings will determine the outcome of the case, and both parties will have the opportunity to present their arguments.