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Monday, March 04, 2024

Jason Derulo to perform at UF Gator Growl amid sexual harassment lawsuit

The R&B singer headline’s the centennial homecoming concert

The poster from UF Homecoming Gator Growl announcing that Jason Derulo will be coming to UF.
The poster from UF Homecoming Gator Growl announcing that Jason Derulo will be coming to UF.

Popular R&B singer Jason Derulo, scheduled to perform as part of the 100th Gator Growl Thursday night, faces allegations of sexual assault almost eight hours before his set.

Derulo, who was originally announced on the UF Homecoming and Gator Growl Instagram Aug. 28, will begin performing at 7 p.m. in the Stephen O’Connell Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. and tickets can still be purchased on the Gator Growl website

The R&B musician is known for making chart successes with songs such as “Whatcha Say,” “Talk Dirty,” and “Want To Want Me.” His most recent single, titled “Glad U Came,” was released in June. 

Derulo is set to perform despite a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against him Thursday, according to a NBC News article. He faces allegations from Emaza Gibson, a 25-year-old performer and social media star who he offered a record deal in August 2021.

Atlantic Records, the label that signed Derulo, is also being blamed for “a failure to remedy workplace harassment,” according to the article.

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Bailey Diem

Bailey Diem is a first-year journalism major and a metro general assignment reporter for The Alligator. When not reporting, Bailey can be found playing guitar or getting lost in a book.

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