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Laura Osnes sues New York Post for defamation over Crazy for You removal

The controversy continues

Laura Osnes
© David Gordon

Broadway performer Laura Osnes (Anything Goes, Grease, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella) has sued Page Six over an article relating to her removal from a Crazy for You concert performance at the Guild Hall in East Hampton.

Osnes states that a story in the New York Post-owned website misrepresented her attitudes towards testing and vaccination last year. The 2021 Page Six article in question stated that the singer "has been let go from a Hamptons show because she refuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19", something that Osnes seems to be disputing, along with the questions around the option of testing as a vaccine substitute.

The lawsuit alleged that: "libellous conduct has caused, and continues to cause, disgrace and humiliation, harm to [Osnes'] professional and personal reputation, mental anguish and emotional distress". The two-time Tony nominee is asking for $5 million dollars in damages.

The performer had been set to appear in a concert performance in London earlier this year, but her appearance did not go ahead. She is now said to be performing three times a week in a musical circus show in Nashville, Tennessee.