A mother of a 15-year-old girl has filed a $3 million lawsuit against Tyra Banks, claiming that her child appeared on a teen sex addicts-themed episode of Banks' talk show in 2009 without her permission, according to The Associated Press.
In the suit, Beverly McClendon says the show contacted her daughter on her cell phone after the girl responded to the show's website seeking "sex addicts." McClendon claims the girl was picked up in a limo and flown to New York, where she was put up in a hotel, all without McClendon's knowledge. The girl has never been diagnosed as a sex addict, the lawsuit says.
McClendon, who says she filed a missing person's report with local police when she discovered her daughter was gone, says she and her daughter suffered damages because the show "was undoubtedly watched by sexual deviants, perverts and pedophiles." The lawsuit also names Warner Bros. Entertainment and the executive producers of Banks' epononymous show, which ended in May.
An e-mail to the Banks' rep was not immediately returned.
Watch a clip of the episode: