Beverly McClendon Sues Tyra Banks Show Over 'Sex Addict' Daughter
Beverly McClendon Has Filed a Lawsuit Against Tyra Banks, the Executive Producers of Her Now Cancelled Talk Show, and Warner Bros. Entertainment
Ms. McClendon says that her 15-year-old 'sex addict' daughter appeared on the Tyra Banks' show without her permission, and claims her daughter has never been diagnosed as a sex addict.
She has now filed a $3 million lawsuit that states that in 2009 the show called her daughter after she had responded to an ad on the show seeking sex addicts for an upcoming appearance. Ms. McClendon says that her daughter was then picked up at their Georgia home, flown to New York and put up in a hotel, all without her permission. She ended up filing a missing person's report according to ABC News, as she thought her daughter had gone missing.
The Tyra Banks show did pay her daughter for her appearance, but Ms. McClendon says that in order to employ her child legally the producers needed to obtain written consent from the Commissioner of Labor in Georgia and parental consent, but they did not.
She also thinks her daughter's appearance on the show put her in danger.
"This show was undoubtedly watched by sexual deviants, perverts and pedophiles alike," McClendon says in the complaint.
Warner Bros. Television Group spokesman Scott Rowe told ABCNews.com that the company "is not commenting at this time." Representatives for Banks did not immediately respond to ABCNews.com's requests for comment.