Justin Bieber Accused of Paying Tour Dancer ‘Less Than Minimum Wage,’ Attending Anti-LGBTQ+ Church
Justin Bieber’s former choreographer/dancer has accused the singer of allegedly paying her "less than minimum wage" while working for him on his Purpose World Tour in 2017.
Emma Portner, who is also Canadian actress Ellen Page's wife, released a statement via Instagram Stories on Monday (July 1) just one day after he publicly defended Scooter Braun amid his beef with Taylor Swift.
She claims Bieber paid her so poorly, she couldn't even afford to eat.
“@justinbieber I regret working under your name," she wrote. "I gave your universe my naive body, creativity, time, and effort. Twice. For content that you made millions off of. While I made zilch. Natta. Barely anything. Less than minimum wage for the hours I invested. I couldn’t afford to eat."
Portner also blasted the pop star for working on a recent collab with known abuser Chris Brown and for attending Hillsong, a church that does not support the LGBTQ+ community. It's actually the same church Chris Pratt goes to.
"The way you degrade women is an abomination," she continued. "You continue to collaborate with overly problematic people. You religiously go to a church that does not support the LGBTQ+ community."
Portner then goes on to say she hopes Bieber will educate himself "beyond your bible," adding that "a straight white pastor/manager can’t be your only major source of world view."
"You have IMMENSE power. Use it to STOP DEGRADING WOMEN," she concluded. "We should all be 'checking on you' and Chris Brown because you both need to be held accountable.”
Read her full statement below: