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In 2009, Tyra Banks did a show on teen sex addicts in which a 15-year old girl appeared to talk about how much she likes sex. So imagine her mother’s surprise when she found out where she went. Then imagine Tyra Banks surprise when got hit with a $3 million lawsuit. For what you might ask? Oh, no reason. Popeater reports:
In a lawsuit filed Oct. 8 in federal court in Atlanta, Beverly McClendon claims the show contacted the teen on her cell phone after she responded to a request on the show’s website seeking “sex addicts.” The girl was then picked up from her home in Georgia in a limo and flown to New York, where she was put up in a hotel, all without her mother’s knowledge, the lawsuit says. McClendon filed a missing person report with local police when she realized her daughter was gone. The teen has never been diagnosed as a sex addict, the lawsuit says. The lawsuit also names Warner Bros. Entertainment and the executive producers of the show as defendants. McClendon says her daughter suffered damages because the 2009 show “was undoubtedly watched by sexual deviants, perverts and pedophiles.” The lawsuit seeks a jury trial and asks for $1 million in compensatory damages and $2 million in punitive damages. It also asks the court to bar the episode from ever being aired again on television or online.
Teen sex addicts? Really? What’s next, a show about leprechauns who are addicted to pots of gold? Dogs who are addicted to barking? Whatever. Tyra Banks makes every show about her, so I assume she came out in pigtails while sucking on a lollipop at some point.