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Lauryn Hill

Accused of Being a NIGHTMARE

Behind the Scenes

8/7/2011 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Lauryn Hill
would constantly verbally abuse members of her band behind the scenes of her European tour in 2007 ... so says an ex-band member who filed a new lawsuit against the former Fugees singer.

Professional guitar player Jay Gore has filed new legal docs in his war with Hill -- in which he claims she stiffed him out of thousands of dollars after playing Hill's tour. 

In the docs, Gore says Hill was a total monster backstage -- claiming she "exhibited the type of behavior for which she had gained public notoriety which contributed to a hostile work environment."

Gore says, "After shows, Hill would demand that the musicians and road support personnel attend meetings where she would engage in a person-by-person critique and berating."

He continues, "At one point, Hill made a statement in front of the tour personnel to the effect that 'I can't believe I am paying you fools, you should be paying me.'"

Gore says he now wants more than $20k for his troubles. His lawyer, Nicholas Andrea, tells us, "We believe there are other musicians who have been mistreated by Ms. Hill in a similar manner who are reluctant to stand up for their rights and this lawsuit gives them a voice as well.”

Calls to Hill's rep have not been returned.


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31.

Barb    

How she treated him is probably irrelevant in a court case. If she didn't pay him, that's what he will win on. Hope he wins! At least he has the courage to stand up to her.

1088 days ago
32.

Quinn    

She's a notorious bitch and one of the most egotistical musicians alive and it's all completely unfounded. She's not that talented.

1088 days ago
33.

Griff    

Who is Lauryn Hill?

1088 days ago
34.

Real    

Why is there so much negativity here? Granted she may have some bad ways about her but who doesn't? Why would you even bring her children into the conversation, they have nothing to do with this, and I'm pretty sure none of you commenting are paying for any of her children

1088 days ago
35.

Meanie    

@ Real, there's negativity because too many of today's stars are nothing but talentless honkers on bobo.

1088 days ago
36.

fstblk    

This one needs some serious medical help.It's been known for years she's not wound to tight.The word is out in a big way now. So much for what was left of her career.

1088 days ago
37.

Jim in Cali    

She's crazy. I believe the guy.

1088 days ago
38.

get a life ho    

Jay Gore is a super talented and has played with many top artists .

I'm glad Jay has the guts to stand up to this
b itch .

I only hope the other musicians Lauryn Hill stiffed on paying would grow a set and stand up too .
I hope Jay gets every cent he's owed and then some .

1088 days ago
39.

my2cents    

stfu. this woman has more talent than all your white artist combined....so what if she's a racist - aren't all of you here the same. ******* hypocrites.

1088 days ago
40.

MariJoy    

I Think Lauryn Hill's about to get an EDUCATION!!

1088 days ago
41.

Lena    

2cents --
"so what if she's a racist"? Are you effing serious? Racism is a blight on humankind. If a black person is racist is just as bad as a person of any other race being racist.

And Lauryn Hill IS a racist, bigoted twit. Too many racist comments have been attributed to her regardless of what snopes.com does or does not say.

Why does she sneer in her song lyrics when she refers to black women for allegedly "trying to look like Europeans"?

Seriously she has some seriou*****red problems...and they start with self hatred; as is evidenced by her being a brood mare for a philanderer...

1088 days ago
42.

Linda Rae    

She is a known racist, her music sucks and she should be fixed (yes, like a dog). Who even pays to see her anyway? It's time people stop paying to see her abuse her band. Maybe she'll get the hint!

1087 days ago
43.

truth    

She demands perfection. So what?! stop being such a softy and man up. U should be happy lauryn even picked u out of the millions of ppl who would kill (or even pay lol) to share a stage with her. Grow some balls.

1087 days ago
44.

truth    

BTW she is not a racist. The same idiots who believe shes racist never liked her in the first place, and r using the word of some random guy on the Howard Sterns radio show to justify it. There was never any real proof and that guy was the only one who heard this in a club filled with ppl.

Regarding this article, should she sit back and allow her band to half ass her shows? What would u guys do. Apparently she has to sit back and allow it or get sued.

1087 days ago
45.

shar    

I am not a fan of Lauryn Hill, but it has been knows for years that she is a nut bar. Why would this make news now?

1087 days ago
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