We Were Rooting For You: “America’s Got Talent” Sued Over Tyra Banks “Abusing” Contestants’ Daughter

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Ho Sit Down: Tyra Banks In Big Trouble, Named In “America’s Got Talent” Lawsuit

Tyra Banks hasn’t even gotten any tv time on “America’s Got Talent” yet and she’s already in trouble.

According to Page Six reports, Tyra’s being accused of traumatizing a young girl through physical and verbal abuse.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, claims the adult plaintiff and her husband were “publicly humiliated” by the “AGT” judges and some audience members during a March 19 performance. The pair performed a song they’d written dedicated to their daughter’s birth and “bond among the members of her family.” The claim states that the song is “especially favored” by their daughter, who is referred to as Mary Doe in the court documents.

Despite Mary’s love for her parent’s work, Banks, the other judges and members of the audience were less than enthusiastic about the performance. The lawsuit also claims that during the song’s performance, Banks, “an individual acting as an agent of Defendants, physically manipulated and verbally abused Mary. Banks shook Mary’s shoulder, pulled Mary’s hair back and physically manipulated Mary. … Mary did not stop Banks’ conduct because Mary was fearful. Banks also insinuated that Mary was accidentally conceived, made fun of the performance and ridiculed [the song] in front of Mary, all in front of active cameras that were filming Mary. After the performance, Banks asked Mary to describe, in front of active and filming cameras, her opinion about Jane and her husband after they were publicly ridiculed by ‘AGT.’ … As a result of her negative experience from ‘AGT’ and Defendants’ abusive treatment, Mary was traumatized and became deeply depressed.”

Sorry but this sounds INSANE. Do these people have witnesses? Footage? Hold old is the kid anyway? Are we supposed to believe Tyra is out here swinging little girls around backstage by their ponytails?

There is more by the way.

The lawsuit adds that the plaintiffs asked “AGT” not to televise footage of their performance or their daughter’s reaction and that Marathon execs agreed not to show the girl’s reaction and “acknowledged Mary’s emotional distress.” However, while the plaintiffs asked to keep their performance off the air to prevent “further emotional distress,” the lawsuit says “AGT” “maintained that they will exploit all footages of Jane and her husband and that they will not air those footages in their entirety.”

The Does are seeking a jury trial for their lawsuit, which claims intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress along with civil battery and civil assault.

Do you think they have a case? Do you think they’ll play old Tyra footage of her yelling at “America’s Next Top Model” contestants?

We were rooting for you Tyra!!!


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