Tyra Banks has found herself on the receiving end of a very bizarre lawsuit! A woman named Beverly McClendon is suing the talk show host for $3 million after discovering her daughter appeared on her show, according to the AP.
15-year old Ciera Washington appeared on Tyra last October claiming to be a “sex addict,” which shocked the mother, who says she had no idea her daughter was appearing on the show.
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McClendon is suing Banks for negligence and violating a right of privacy. She also claims her daughter hasn't even been diagnosed as a sex addict.
Stating McClendon "suffered damages as a result of the defendants' negligence," the court papers, filed Oct. 8, also allege the Atlanta-based mother "filed a missing person's report with the local police department" once she realized her daughter secretly fled her home.
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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.
Others who work for Banks on the show may be in jeopardy too—the suit claims the show didn't get permission from the labor commissioner to employ her and didn't get McClendon's permission before paying the girl to fly to New York, stay in a hotel alone and appear on the show.
A rep for Banks was not immediately available for comment.
This is super sketchy! We’re leaning towards siding with the mother on this one!