'RuPaul's Drag Race': What's Todrick Hall's net worth? Taylor Swift's bff accused of sexual abuse, nonpayment
Serious accusations of nonpayment, sexual misconduct and anti-Black comments have been made against the choreographer and he recently even reacted to it
Rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, director, choreographer and YouTuber Todrick Hall is multi-talented and has been a resident choreographer on 'RuPaul's Drag Race', and an occasional judge starting with the eighth season. Hall rose to prominence after reaching the semi-finals on Season 9 of ‘American Idol’ and since then has become a successful YouTuber. Fans of the reality show are excited to see Todrick Hall collaborating with the Season 13 queens on several dance and music challenges and take up the judge’s seat.
Hall starred as Lola in ‘Kinky Boots’ on Broadway. Later in 2017, he appeared as Billy Flynn in ‘Chicago’ on Broadway and The West End in London.
Hall is also good friends with pop culture icon Taylor Swift and their friendship dates back to 2015. They even collaborated on her music video for ‘You Need to Calm Down’. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Hall has a net worth of $4M.
Born in Plainview, Texas, Hall was featured in the Forbes Top 30 under 30 list for the Hollywood category in 2014. Hall has more than 3M subscribers on his YouTube channel as well as over 600M views.
However, serious accusations of nonpayment, sexual misconduct and anti-Black comments have been made against the choreographer. A London-based videographer told Insider that Hall has failed to pay her £800 (roughly $1,000) in the 10 months since she spent more than a week recording him on a freelance basis for his YouTube channel. She also says she purchased a microphone and light for the project that Hall and his team took with them.
Hall's former assistant Tommy McKissock has also made a slew of allegations against him. In a tweet, he said, "I don’t want anything out of this,” he tweeted on October 19. “I just want people to know he is a very bad person. He manipulates, hurts & deceives anyone he can use because he is a narcissist. I have many receipts- I produced a docu-series on him. Stay tuned.”
I feel exactly the same way about @todrick! I don’t want anything out of this- I just want people to know he is a very bad person. He manipulates, hurts & deceives anyone he can use because he is a narcissist. I have many receipts- I produced a docu-series on him. Stay tuned 👀 https://t.co/2VPAYzuyk5— TOMMY 🇮🇹 ITALIANO (@tommy_italiano) October 20, 2019
McKissock is distributing a copy of a 2018 legal complaint filed in New York by a lawyer for Stephen Land, who worked on Hall’s 'Straight Outta Oz' tour alleging sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, failure to pay overtime, failure to pay minimum wage, and breach of contract against Hall. Land also claimed that Hall “persistently asked Land if he could feel his buttocks". McKissock tweeted that Hall settled earlier this year with the plaintiff, who was the manager of Hall's world tour for his album ‘Straight Outta Oz'.
LINK TO SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAWSUIT that @todrick settled this year. I witnessed the allegations & I’ve seen him sexually assault more, unfortunately. He’s a predator and more will come out. He has threaten me severely for my silence but he needs stopped. https://t.co/OghXx2FSQ5 pic.twitter.com/JICoMl8T4T— TOMMY 🇮🇹 ITALIANO (@tommy_italiano) October 20, 2019
Before McKissock began posting about the accusations against Hall, Thom White, a dancer and choreographer who worked with Hall on multiple projects, also accused him of non-payment and of making anti-Black comments. Hall tweeted that White "hasn't been paid yet" but "will be".
My comment; I adore Thom, like LOVE him. This is surprising to me, he hasn’t been paid yet, he will be...not because he’s trying to “expose” me but because he deserves it. I only got two texts, no calls, I was over seas opening my tour & that video has only been out for 2 weeks.— Todrick Hall (@todrick) October 15, 2019
Even more artists who had worked for or with Hall began accusing him of non-payment and raising other qualms, including the well-known drag queen Manila Luzon, who said that Hall never paid her for hosting his Halloween party in 2018. A DJ at the party and another drag performer told Insider they were never paid either.