Tyra Banks has been sued for $3 million by the mother of a teen sex addict who appeared on her show.
According to the AJC, angry mother Beverly McClendon (of McDonough, Georgia), said her daughter answered an open call placed on Banks’ website last October. The show’s producers contacted the girl and invited her to appear as a guest. A month later, the teen allegedly flew unaccompanied to New York, where she was put up in a hotel in advance of her paid appearance on “Tyra,” which ceased production in May.
McClendon said she had no idea about her daughter’s television debut until it was too late.
In the suit, filed in federal court Oct. 8, McClendon frets that the episode “was undoubtedly watched by sexual deviants, perverts and pedophiles alike,” and violated her daughter’s privacy.
She’s seeking $3 million in damages from Banks, her producers and Warner Bros. Entertainment. McClendon’s complaint also asserts that the teen’s right to privacy was violated, therefore she’s seeking an injunction against any future airings of the program, which still appears in repeats on the CW network.
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