Yes, I know. Another Antoine Dodson reference. The Ashley swears she’s going to stop soon. She can’t help it. She’d addicted to that loveable, bandana-headed hooligan!!!
Anyways, onward with the story.
So apparently if you know (or are) Tyra Banks, you’re probably going to get sued within the next month or so.
It seems that there’s a whole lot of lawsuit happening all around Tyra [Mail.] First, a lawsuit was filed against her by the mother of a girl who appeared on her talk show.
The 15-year-old girl appeared on a show called “I’m a Sex Addict” (as you do) without her mother’s knowledge or consent. apparently the girl answered an open call put out by the Tyra Show and then appeared on the TV show.
Says this story found on Reuters:
In November , Washington is said to have flown unaccompanied to New York, was picked up in a limousine and put up in a hotel. Later, she claims, she appeared on the show, which was promoted as featuring a “15-year-old sex addict.” She says she was also paid for her appearance.
McClendon, who says she is the biological mother and legal guardian of Washington, didn’t like this one bit.
“This show was undoubtedly watched by sexual deviants, perverts and pedophiles alike,” the mother argues the complaint.
LOL. I wouldn’t worry that the Tyra Show is watched by perverts and pedophiles. More like unemployed 20-somethings.
But anyway….did anybody on the production team of the Tyra Show think this was a bit risky, taking an underage girl across state lines to appear on a national TV show about sex, sans mother or guardian?!! WTF?! Tyra, you deserve to be sued.
Bet she didn’t like finding that summons in her “Tyra Mail!”
Now Tyra’s bad luck is spreading to her friends.
Her pal (and former fellow judge on America’s Next Top Model) Nole Marin is now being sued by a male model who claims Nole (who has always reminded me of Humpty-Dumpty) tried to put the moves on him and get him on the casting couch!
The New York Daily news reports that Nicholas Hamman-Howe is accusing Nole Marin of making sexual remarks about him and promising to make him a star in exchange for sex. Hamman-Howe met Marin in 2007. After this meeting, Hamman-Howe alleges that he was subjected to come-ons and fondling.
The suit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court reveals that Hamman-Howe was “shocked and repulsed and pushed Nole Marin away and shouted, ‘This is not what I want to do!’” Hammon-Howe claims that Marin replied to him, “It’s a very sexual industry and modeling is about who you know and what they’ll do for you.”
The suit also reveals that Hamman-Howe agreed to another meeting with Marin because he was promised $120,000 to appear in an Armani campaign. Hamman-Howe claims he found himself alone in Marin’s apartment, without any photographers, crew or Armani representatives. During this time, Marin allegedly reached into Hamman-Howe’s underwear.
Of course, Nole is denying these claims. His attorney released this statement:
“The complaint is rife with so many false allegations – from the mundane to the sensational, that Mr. Hamman-Howe’s attorneys should be ashamed. Mr. Nole is an icon of the fashion industry who will not be intimidated by Mr. Hamman-Howe’s desperate fiction, and will defend these claims vigorously.”
The Ashley is not sure what to think; however, I do find it odd that the model went back to this guy’s apartment even after he was supposedly sexually harrassed and groped. Then, he waits THREE years to sue Nole? Maybe he lost his job and needed some money and had been keeping their little escapade in his back pocket in case he needed it?
Not trying to blame the victim, just wondering if there is, in fact, a victim here. Somebody’s lying…either Nole or Mr. Model.
So what do you think? Does Tyra [Mail] deserve to get sued? Did Nole have his hand in someone’s Fruit of the Looms?
The Ashley doesn’t know but she thinks that Jay Manuel and J. Alexander would be best to avoid Tyra so they don’t get sued for something too!!