Tyra Banks’ old assistant is on that paper chase and has decided to sue Tyra for a little bit of change:
Tyra Banks’ former assistant wants a small piece of her fortune — actually, he wants a small claims court piece. TMZ picked up a small claims lawsuit filed in L.A County by Richard Thomas, who claims Miss Banks owes him $5,820. Thomas is suing for back wages plus a little extra. The complaint says Thomas wants the money for “services rendered as an assistant and advisor.” We’re not sure how much he wants as an advisor.
And this is funny… the legal documents require Thomas to ask Tyra for the money prior to filing suit. His response to that: “I have not been able to catch Tyra while she is in.” Doesn’t sound like a great assistant to us.
Five grand is chump change for Tyra. Settling this quickly and getting this dude out of her…”hair” is probably the best thing to do.