Posts tagged "lawsuit"

50 Cent To Pay An Extra $2 Million In Sex Tape Lawsuit

The rap star 50 Cent, nee Curtis Jackson III, has been ordered to pay an extra $2 million in punitive damages to Lastonia Leviston, the woman who was featured in a sex tape that 50 posted online in an invasion of privacy. This makes the total damages up to $7 million.
The invasion of privacy…

Katrin Higher / July 25, 2015

Jennifer Lopez Sued For Shaking Her Butt In Morocco

Suing J.Lo for showing and/or shaking her bum is like suing the air for being oxygen. You just don’t do it because it is a natural course of beauty and life on this planet.
After performing a concert that was aired on Moroccan television, word got out that a group was suing her for indecent…

Katrin Higher / June 7, 2015

Twitter Is Facing Gender Discrimination Class Action Lawsuit On Its 9th Birthday

Happy Birthday Twitter, your senior management staff is a sexist boys club! Like most tech firms in Silicon Valley, Twitter is no exception in partaking in the frat-like “no women allowed” mentality. This is not for lack of trying, as many women have tried to get into more upper-management roles, only to be shunned and…

Katrin Higher / March 22, 2015

Red Bull Pays $13 Million In Class Action Lawsuit For Not Actually “Giving You Wings”

I want to meet the guy who guzzled a Red Bull, checked his watch after a few minutes and was like “Where the hell are my wings? This company is bullshit. I’m suing!”

For over 20 years, Red Bull has been lying to consumers by using the slogan “Red Bull gives you wings,”…

Katie Oldenburg / October 9, 2014

Katherine Heigl Sues Duane Reade & 8 Other Ridiculous Celeb-Related Lawsuits

Katherine Heigl once had an extremely promising career, starring on “Grey’s Anatomy” and in a number of (shitty) rom-coms, but she hasn’t been able to get a job recently thanks to the terrible reputation she and her manager mom have for their diva-like demands. I don’t think her latest headline-making stunt is going to wi…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 13, 2014

The Rules For Cincinnati Bengals Cheerleaders Are Tragic

According to Lacey T, the a 27-year-old Oakland Raiders cheerleader who filed an unfair labor practices lawsuit on behalf of all the Raiderettes, there are some majorly screwed up and “illegal” demands placed on NFL cheerleaders. The fact  that Cincinnati Ben-Gal Alexa Brenneman has filed a similar lawsuit against her team for violating federal employment…

Ami Angelowicz / February 14, 2014

Woman Sues Ashley Madison — But Not For The Reason You’d Expect

Of all the reasons to sue Ashley Madison, Doriana Silva certainly has an original one. The Brazilian immigrant living in Toronto is suing the dating service for married people for $20 million, claiming that she permanently damaged her wrists typing hundreds of “fake female profiles” for the site. …

Ami Angelowicz / November 11, 2013

RIP Society: Yelp Reviewers Sue Because They Are “Unpaid Writers”

Plenty of people write Internet comments, especially if they found a dead fly in their guacamole. But some Yelp reviewers want payment for their “writing,” which they claim is integral to the site’s success. A California class action lawsuit filed by a group of reviewers says they are actually unpaid employees. Yelp is in violatio…

Claire Hannum / October 31, 2013

Kanye West Is Being Sued Over That Scuffle With A Photographer

People are always trying to make money in this world, so it’s not a surprise in any way, shape or form that the photographer who got into a scuffle with Kanye West at LAX last month is trying to sue. Daniel Ramos has filed a lawsuit against Yeezus with charges of assault, battery, negligence and…

Evil Beet Gossip / August 25, 2013

Spa Worker Suing For Being Forced To Get A Brazilian Bikini Wax

On her first day of training at the European Wax Center in Wexford, PA, certified aesthetician Jennifer Finley claims she was required to perform a Brazilian bikini wax on a coworker and to have one done on herself. When Finley refused to participate in the pubic hair removal, unlike the other trainees, she was let…

Ami Angelowicz / July 2, 2013

Court Rules In Favor Of Anti-Gay Teen Kicked Out Of Class By Teacher

In 2010, high school teacher Johnson McDowell wore a purple shirt to school in solidarity with bullied LGBT youth, and screened a video about someone that had committed suicide after being bullied for his sexual orientation. At the end of the video, his student, Daniel Glawacki, stated that he could not accept gay people because…

Mary Odell / June 23, 2013

Today In WTF: Megan Elizabeth Thode Is Suing Lehigh University For Giving Her A C+

Megan Elizabeth Thode (pictured) is suing Lehigh University for getting a C+ in one of her graduate classes — a C+ that she claims has prevented her from getting a job. Thode — who attended the university tuition-free, because her father is a professor at the school — graduated in 2009. But she wants $1.3…

Julie Gerstein / February 13, 2013

Online Dater Sues Because Her Date Tried To Kill Her

I think Mary Kay Beckman wins the award for the worst online date of all time. We complain about our online dates with weirdos and shitbirds (there have been a lot), but we’ve got nothing on her awful date. The 50-year-old real estate agent is suing for $10 million because her date tried to

Ami Angelowicz / January 25, 2013

Consider Your Bachelor Party A Fail If A Stripper Ruptures Your Bladder

I still don’t understand why bachelor/bachelorette parties need to involve strippers. Can’t everyone just go make pottery or something? Whatever. I guess that’s none of my concern. Here’s a story that will make you think twice about celebrating your last days of singledom with strippers. Back in November of 2012 2010, Philadelphia groom-to-be, Patrick Gallagher,…

Ami Angelowicz / October 5, 2012

Lawsuit-Happy Intern Takes On Hearst, Fenton Fallon

First, Xuedan “Diana” Wang sued Hearst Magazines, alleging that her internship with the company’s Harper’s Bazaar wasn’t what she signed up for. According to a lawsuit Wang filed, she claimed that she worked up to 55 hours a week, doing things like delivering fashion samples and doing tons of menial work.

Incredibly, she wa…

Julie Gerstein / July 6, 2012

Alexander Wang Calls Lawsuit Plaintiff A “Bully”

Alexander Wang is not a happy man. The young designer was accused by former employee Wenyu Lu of running a sweatshop. Lu, in a $50 million lawsuit against the designer, claims that he was forced to work 84-hour work weeks sewing Wang’s clothes. And, Lu alleges, he once passed out after working for 25 hour…

Julie Gerstein / March 27, 2012

Forever 21 Sued — By Its Employees

Forever 21 gets sued by a lot of people, but usually it’s for things like copyright infringement or stealing designers’ work. The latest lawsuit is coming from inside the corporation, though. Employees Jazzreeal Jones, Jessica Ramos, Shanelle Thompson, Alyssa Elias and Tiffinee Linthicum claim that they were kept  after the ends of shifts and during…

Julie Gerstein / January 20, 2012

A Jury Will Decide If “Catfish” Was A Hoax

Even though the filmmakers and producers claimed that the movie “Catfish” was NOT a hoax, the question still lingered in people’s minds. After seeing the film and having endless discussions with friends—mostly about how hot Nev is—I feel confident that the film was really, really real. But not everyone agrees with me about the film’…

Ami Angelowicz / December 3, 2010

Mother Of A Teenage Sex Addict Is Suing Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks was not “smeyesing” when she heard about a possible lawsuit headed her way. Beverly McClendon, mother of self-proclaimed teen sex addict Jewel Ciera Washington has filed a complaint that “The Tyra Show” broke Georgia state labor laws by neglecting to notify her of her 15-year-old daughter Jewel’s appearance on the show.

Ami Angelowicz / October 18, 2010

Oprah Gets Sued For One Trillion Dollars

Oprah Winfrey and her production company, Harpo Inc., is being sued for $1 trillion for allegedly plagiarizing part of author Damon Lloyd Goffe’s book, A Tome of Poetry, in her internet-published book Pieces of my Soul. The copyright infringement suit was filed on July 31, and Goffe says that Winfrey even admitted to using hi…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 6, 2009