Tyra Banks: Talk Show Legal Issue

Tyra Banks has been sued by the mother of a teenage sex addict who appeared on The Tyra Banks Show.

Tyra BanksThe mother of a young sex-addicted teen is reportedly suing Tyra Banks for a cool $3 million.

Beverly McClendon is furious that her daughter, who is a minor, appeared as a guest on Banks' former talk show, The Tyra Banks Show, without her consent.

How did the 15-year-old girl make her way to the supermodel's stage to talk about sex? It's quite simple, actually. She reportedly sent in her information for an online casting call looking for teen sex addicts. Banks' producers put the girl from Georgia on a plane and brought her to New York -- all expenses paid -- the lawsuit is claiming.

The lawsuit, which was allegedly filed in federal court Oct. 8, says that the episode of The Tyra Banks Show that Beverly McClendon's daughter appeared on "was undoubtedly watched by sexual deviants, perverts and pedophiles alike," and was a direct violation of her teen daughter's right to privacy. Really? I don't think she would have gone on Banks' show if she was worried about privacy.

Beverly McClendon is also trying to stop future airings of the show featuring her daughter.

The Tyra Banks Show, or Tyra Show, ended its fifth season run on May 28, 2010, but can still be caught in reruns where available.

Banks is a pretty sharp business woman. I'm sure she'll be just fine. Tell SheKnows what you think of the lawsuit against Tyra Banks.

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Comments on "Tyra Banks being sued by a former guest's mother"

Danielle October 20, 2010 | 6:24 AM

The show was wrong because the girl is a minor and needed parental consent to appear on the show. Also if they paid for her to go to the show across state lines without consent I wonder if they could be criminally charged as well.

Susan October 19, 2010 | 8:31 PM

I also agree with the lawsuit. I hope it would stop others from producing such degrading talk shows - but probably not. It shows how low TV has sunk when you have such demeaning topics. And certainly no 15 year old, should ever participate in such a circus. That is the talk show's fault and liability.

Tatyana October 19, 2010 | 12:52 PM

i agree with the lawsuit

carouser October 18, 2010 | 7:31 PM

If a 15-years-old, decides to take it open herself to reach out so-far as to go to national television to reveal her secret to a talk show host celebrity, that clearly seems to be a cry for help. Was it a cry that her mother just failed to recognize? Or are children more comfortable turning themselves into mini-media sensations than telling their parents what’s going on in their lives? http://scallywagandvagabond/2010/10/tyra-banks-is-now-in-the-hot-seat-the-accusations-fly/

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