Subscriber Account active since. Accusations against the entertainer Todrick Hall are piling up on social media, with droves of people coming forward specifically to say that the YouTuber, actor, and singer-songwriter never paid them for their work. Hall, who rose to prominence after reaching the semi-finals on season 9 of "American Idol" and since becoming a successful YouTuber, touring artist, recurring presence on "RuPaul's Drag Race," Broadway star, and most recently, a VMA Video of the Year awardee, has only publicly acknowledged one accusation. But Hall's former personal assistant Tommy McKissock says the accusations surfacing on Twitter are just some examples of bad behavior Hall exhibited throughout McKissock's tenure, which allegedly included making anti-black statements, failing or refusing to pay the people he employed, and sexual harassment, as recounted in a copy of a legal complaint McKissock has been distributing online, which has been verified by Insider. A DJ and drag queen who worked at Hall's "Halloween Ball" event in and a videographer who recorded footage for Hall's YouTube channel in early both told Insider they were never paid for their services, despite repeatedly making contact with his associates, who told them that payment would eventually be made. McKissock told Insider their experiences are part of a larger pattern of unjust business practices and unethical behavior. Representatives for Todrick Hall didn't respond to Insider's request for comment.
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When the COVID pandemic brought the music industry to a near halt this spring, Todrick Hall had some ideas about how he would spend his time social distancing. He was in the process of transforming his bedroom into a scene from The Wizard of Oz — a favorite movie he has paid tribute to in songs and videos — and hired an artist to paint a tornado on the ceiling. But in early June, as protests against police brutality and killings of unarmed black people erupted across the nation, Hall decided his energy would be better spent in the eye of the storm instead of in his own fantasy land. He drove to downtown Los Angeles to take part in one of the many peaceful protests demanding justice for the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and others. When he got out of the car, the first thing he did was cry. Hall has thought a lot about that legacy he wants to build — and the obstacles he faces — not just lately, but throughout his career. As a black gay man in the entertainment industry, he is used to paving his own yellow brick road.
Todrick Hall born April 4, is an American singer, songwriter, actor, director, choreographer and YouTuber. He gained national attention on the ninth season of the reality singing competition American Idol , where he made it to the semi-finals. Following this, he amassed a following on YouTube with viral videos including original songs, parodies , and skits. He aspires to be a role model for LGBTQ and people of color , and includes his experiences as a Black gay man in his art. Starting with season eight , Hall became a resident choreographer on RuPaul's Drag Race , and occasional judge.