Shirlene Quigley, Lizzo dance captain named in go well with, as soon as went lacking amid psychological well being issues

Shirlene Quigley, the controversial dance captain named alongside Lizzo in a bombshell new lawsuit, as soon as mysteriously went lacking amid issues about her psychological well being.

The then-32-year-old’s disappearance in October 2016 garnered nationwide consideration after stars like Rihanna and Missy Elliot made public pleas to attempt to assist discover her.

“This stunning soul, and former dancer of mine is MISSING!!!” the “Diamonds” singer captioned a video of Quigley on Instagram on the time.

“My coronary heart aches considering of how heavy that is on all who love her! If anybody has seen or has any info on @shirlenequigley’s whereabouts …..”

Elliot, for her half, requested in a since-deleted Instagram publish for “assist from the entire dance group to unfold the phrase.”


Shirlene Quigley in a dance outfit.
Shirlene Quigley, Lizzo’s dance captain, was reported lacking in October 2016 and located days later.
Instagram/@shirlenequigley

Shirlene’s father, Brad Quigley, reported his daughter lacking after he was unable to get in contact along with her throughout their day by day phone check-ins.

He instructed The Submit on the time that his daughter had been exhibiting unusual conduct main as much as her disappearance and that she had allegedly texted a pal randomly, writing, “I’m spending time with God, my father, and don’t have time to cope with this proper now.”

Brad famous that his daughter was deeply non secular and was abstaining from intercourse till marriage, which was introduced up within the new go well with, the place Shirlene was accused of attempting to impose her religion onto her former colleagues.

Certainly one of Shirlene’s last whereabouts earlier than she went lacking was a bridal retailer, the place she was seen looking for a costume.


Shirlene Quigley sitting on a table.
Shirlene was described even then as “deeply non secular,” which was one of many points raised within the new lawsuit.
Instagram/@shirlenequigley

Her dad instructed The Submit that he discovered that “actually odd” as a result of if his daughter have been to get married, she “would so need [him] and her mom to be there.”

Shirlene was finally present in New York Metropolis just a few days later, however the actual particulars of why she went lacking within the first place remained elusive.

Web page Six has spoken to the North Bergen Police, one of many departments concerned within the seek for Shirlene practically seven years in the past, and so they offered some perception into the investigation on the time.

Captain David Dowd, who labored on the case alongside his division and NYPD, recollects to Web page Six completely Wednesday {that a} involved citizen known as them as a result of they’d observed a lady matching Shirlene’s description, who was “unwell” and “wanted medical assist.”


Rihanna and Shirlene Quigley posing for a photo.
Rihanna took to Twitter in 2016 to ask the general public for assist in trying to find Shirlene.
Instagram/@shirlenequigley

Rihanna's post about Shirlene Quigley.
“A former dancer of mine is MISSING!!!” the music famous person posted on social media on the time.
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“She was transported to a close-by hospital and so we despatched detectives out to see if that was certainly her — and it was her,” the general public info officer provides.

Dowd notes that Shirlene was allegedly so rattled that she was “unable to supply her identify.”

“She’s a dancer and I can perceive how demanding that job is and the way bodily intense that occupation is. Additionally, she was fasting so I can solely surmise … that will have led to some kind of altered psychological standing, the place possibly she was dehydrated and that may positively have an effect on your considering,” he says.

Though Shirlene went by way of what many would deem a traumatic expertise, she returned to her profession as knowledgeable dancer seemingly seamlessly and landed a gig with Lizzo.


Lizzo and her dancers onstage.
Shirlene (prime proper) and Lizzo (middle) have been accused of making a hostile work atmosphere for different dancers.
Instagram/ Shirlene Quigley

Nonetheless, new allegations made by dancers Arianna Davis, Noelle Rodriguez and Crystal Williams this week have shed new gentle on how Shirlene could have assisted in making a “sexually charged and uncomfortable” work atmosphere.

Whereas Lizzo is accused within the go well with of allegedly pressuring her dancers to take part in intercourse exhibits in Europe, amongst different claims, Shirlene is being sued for non secular and sexual harassment.

In accordance with a duplicate of the lawsuit obtained by Web page Six, the dance captain was “not solely vocal about her non secular perception however took each alternative to proselytize to any and all in her presence no matter
protestations.”


Shirlene Quigley.
Shirlene would allegedly disgrace folks if they didn’t share her similar beliefs.
Instagram/ Shirlene Quigley

Shirlene allegedly took nice curiosity in Davis’ disclosure that she was a virgin and even introduced it up in conversations and interviews.

Regardless of her non secular views, the dance captain was allegedly open about her sexual conduct and would “simulate oral intercourse on a banana in entrance of the remainder of the dance forged,” per the go well with.

“These cases have been all the time unprompted and made plaintiffs uncomfortable,” the lawsuit states.

The plaintiffs additional alleged that regardless of Shirlene’s “opposition to pre-marital intercourse, she had no downside sharing her masturbatory habits with the dance forged, usually stating issues to the impact, ‘Masturbating is
in opposition to my faith, however at present I had an oopsie.’”

“[Shirlene’s] sexually express feedback have been so pervasive your complete dance crew knew about her sexual fantasy of getting ten penises in her face.”


Shirlene Quigley sitting down and posing in a black dress.
Though Shirlene was non secular, she allegedly spoke overtly about her “masturbatory habits” along with her colleagues.
Instagram/ Shirlene Quigley

Rodriguez, for her half, accused the dance captain of calling her a “non-believer” for her differing non secular views, and Davis claimed the latter berated her, alongside Lizzo, when she was fired from the crew.

Web page Six has reached out to Shirlene for remark however didn’t instantly hear again. Lizzo has additionally not responded to repeated requests for remark.

Though Shirlene has not addressed the claims, she as a substitute posted a video on Instagram Tuesday preaching about how “God is so good” regardless of “what you’re going by way of.”

“God loves you so so so a lot 💕🙏🏽🤍✝️ #neverforgetthat,” she captioned the clip.


Lizzo holding a microphone.
Neither Lizzo nor Shirlene has addressed the allegations made about them within the go well with.
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The publish has been met with criticism, with folks commenting, “What a repulsive video to publish contemplating the lawsuit that was simply filed in opposition to you for non secular abuse.”


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One other added, “Doesn’t the lawsuit say you shared your sexual fantasies with the dancers? that’s not very christian of you! you’re nothing however a false prophet!”


Shirlene Quigley posing with members of the North Bergen Police Department for a photo.
Captain David Dowd of the North Bergen Police Division, who helped seek for Shirlene when she went lacking, tells Web page Six she was a “very sort, honest, and real” individual.
North Bergen Police Division

Regardless of the backlash, Dowd tells Web page Six that he remembers Shirlene as a “very sort, honest, and real” individual.

He says she got here by the police station along with her father to thank the officers for trying to find her and even took a photograph with them.

Dowd concludes, “I’ve investigated and supervised numerous lacking individuals investigations throughout my profession and Shirlene’s kindness and gratitude resonated with all of us, creating an enduring reminiscence. We have been all very grateful that she was discovered unhurt and reunited along with her loving father.”