10/19/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley
Atlanta, GA—Supermodel and television talk show host, Tyra Banks, has gotten herself in a sticky situation. A Georgia woman is suing Banks for $3 million, after her underage daughter appeared on her show, “The Tyra Show,” which depicted her as a “teen sex addict,” without her mother’s permission, as reported by Syracuse.com.
Beverly McClendon filed the lawsuit on October 8, 2010 in an Atlanta court, which named Warner Bros. Entertainment and the executive producers of the show as the defendants. The lawsuit claimed the talk show contacted her daughter, via her cell phone, after the 15-year-old responded to a request seeking “sex addicts” for the show.
The underage girl then was picked up from their Georgia home in a limo, flown to New York, where the show provided her with a hotel without her mother’s permission or knowledge, according to the lawsuit.
When McClendon realized her daughter was missing, she subsequently filed a missing persons report with local police officials.
The plaintiff asserts, “Her daughter suffered damages because the 2009 show ‘was undoubtedly watched by sexual deviant, perverts and pedophiles.’” The 15-year-old has never been diagnosed as a sex addict, according to the lawsuit.
The plaintiffs are seeing $1 million in compensatory damages and another $2 million in punitive damages for allegedly violating McClendon’s right to privacy for putting her underage daughter on television without her permission.
The lawsuit also claims negligence on the show’s art for paying the teen for her appearance, without getting permission from the labor commissioner to employ her.
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