Justin Bieber Accused by Choreographer of Underpaying Her, Degrading Women

July 3, 2019
Justin Bieber plays during the 2018 NBA All-Star Game Celebrity Game

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Choreographer Emma Portner blasted Justin Bieber in lengthy Instagram post Monday, claiming he mistreated her during his Purpose World Tour in 2016. "I gave your universe my naive body, creativity, time and effort. Twice. For content you made millions off of. While I made zilch," she captioned her lengthy post. She also alleged that the 25-year-old star "barely" paid her "minimum wage" for the hours she put in. Portner, who is married to actress Ellen Page, wrote of that time, "I couldn't afford to eat. I was sweeping studio floors to be able to practice my own craft." She added, "The way you degrade women is an abomination." Bieber has not publicly commented on Portner's accusations.