Is Tyra Banks The New Jerry Springer?
Tyra Banks who has made millions from young girls on America’s Next Top Model continues the exploitation of young girls by having a 15 year old girl on her show to talk about sex addiction. I didn’t think Tyra’s talk show sunk to those murky depth’s of low rent topics, but maybe she is trying to fill the gap that Jerry Springer has left open.
However this time there is a bit of a problem as her mother did not give permission and is sueing her.
Beverly McClendon said her daughter, aged 15 at the time, was flown unaccompanied to New York and put up in a hotel to make a paid appearance on The Tyra Banks Show after she answered an open call on Banks’ website, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
No parental consent was given for the appearance, McClendon said, and she did not know about the TV appearance until it happened.
“This show was undoubtedly watched by sexual deviants, perverts and peodophiles alike,” she said in the suit filed in federal court.
McClendon is seeking US$3 million ($3.02 million) in damages from Banks, her producers and Warner Bros. Entertainment, saying they violated her daughter’s right to privacy.
It will be interesting to see how this pans out but I would have thought in this case it would have gotten the parent or guardian’s permission.