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Justin Bieber Accused of Degrading Women, Underpaying Ex-Choreographer

Portner also alleged that the 25-year-old star barely paid her minimum wage for the hours she put in.

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    Justin Bieber Accused of Degrading Women, Underpaying Ex-Choreographer

    Choreographer and professional dancer Emma Portner took to Instagram Stories and blasted Justin Bieber for how she claims he treated her when she choreographed his Purpose World Tour in 2016.

    "I regret working under your name," said the 24-year-old, who is married to actress Ellen Page. "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 on Monday.

    Portner also alleged that the 25-year-old star "barely" paid her "minimum wage" for the hours she put in.

    "I couldn't afford to eat. I was sweeping studio floors to be able to practice my own craft," she wrote. "The way you degrade women is an abomination."

     

    Portner's public post comes nearly two days after Taylor Swift called out the "Sorry" singer's manager Scooter Braun, whom he defended on social media.

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    On Sunday Swift broke her silence on the "incessant" and "manipulative bullying" she said she endured from the music manager. She also revealed that he would soon own her entire music catalog, something that made her "sad" and "grossed out."

    After the "ME!" singer's post caught like wildfire, many celebs came to her defense, including Halsey, Cara Delevingne and more.

    "Taylor Swift is a huge reason why I always insisted to write my own music, the "Without Me" singer shared on Twitter. "And it turns my guts that no matter how much power or success a woman has in this life, you are still susceptible to someone coming along and making you feel powerless out of spite. It speaks volumes to how far we have to come in the music industry. The way writers are treated. How as an entertainer you are respected but as a writer you're walked all over. Even when you are both in one single body. I am standing with her."

    However, a stampede of celebrities also defended Braun, including Bieber, Sia, Demi Lovato (who recently signed with him) and more.

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