Tyra Banks is being sued by the mother of a guest who appeared on the supermodel’s talk show.
Beverly McClendon, a licensed social worker, claims the former supermodel featured her then-15-year-old daughter — without parental consent — on a 2009 show about sex addiction.
According to public records, McClendon said her daughter answered an open call placed on Banks’ website last October.
The show’s producers contacted the girl and invited her to appear as a guest.
A month later, the teen allegedly flew unaccompanied to New York, where she was put up in a hotel in advance of her paid appearance on “Tyra,” which ceased production in May.
McClendon said she had no idea about her daughter’s television debut until it was too late.
“This show was undoubtedly watched by sexual deviants, perverts and pedophiles alike,” McClendon contends in the suit, filed in federal court last week.
She’s seeking $3 million in damages from Banks, her producers and Warner Bros. Entertainment.
McClendon’s complaint asserts the teen’s right to privacy was violated. She seeks an injunction against any future airings of the program, which still appears in repeats on the CW network. SOURCE