Sia Says She's Been Maddie Ziegler's 'Bodyguard,' Kept Her From Harvey Weinstein

Written by on July 3, 2020

Singer Sia opened up about her relationship with Maddie Ziegler, sharing in a latest interview that she as soon as protected the dancer from disgraced movie govt Harvey Weinstein.

In dialogue with Zach Sang on his eponymous radio present, the 44-year-old talked about how she loves Ziegler, who starred in her 2014 video for “Chandelier,” as “a mom” and acts form of like her “bodyguard.”

“As quickly as I met Maddie, I felt this excessive want to guard her and I feel that it was a part of my very own therapeutic,” stated Sia within the interview. “I felt simply excessive compulsion to guard her and but the irony is that I didn’t wish to be well-known and I threw this baby into the highlight and she or he would say to me, ‘Don’t be foolish, I used to be already well-known and I wished to be well-known.’ And I say, ‘And you realize it could possibly cease at any time proper? If you would like it to cease, I could make it cease. You possibly can simply return to being a traditional individual once more.’”

Ziegler insisted that she loves performing, dancing and performing, so Sia says she thought “a great way I can preserve her secure is simply preserve making tasks for her and subsequently more often than not we’re working collectively.” The pair might be working collectively on Sia’s upcoming musical movie, titled “Music.” 

As for Weinstein, Sia defined that she would usually weigh in on alternatives supplied to Ziegler to assist the dancer and her mom determine which tasks can be greatest for her profession.

“I saved her off a airplane that Harvey Weinstein tried to get her on,” Sia stated of the mogul who’s presently serving a 23-year jail sentence for committing a “prison sexual act” and third-degree rape. “I do know that there’s been instances when my perception has actually made a distinction … That was actually disgusting.”

Sia defined that when Weinstein invited Ziegler on the airplane, she instructed Ziegler’s mom, Melissa: “I simply stated, ‘Please don’t, don’t try this, don’t try this, don’t try this.’”

The singer went on to say that she is aware of there have been “instances the place my perception has actually made a distinction, like has saved her secure.”

HuffPost has reached out to representatives for Ziegler for remark.


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