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Posted at 4:30 PM ET, 05/ 5/2010

Real World D.C. star sues MTV

By Washington Post editors

DCist's Martin Austermuhle has the 411 (via Courthouse News Service) on a lawsuit that's sure to have folks rolling their eyes.

He writes that one of the local women who appeared on The Real World D.C.is now suing claiming that MTV and the show's producers invaded her privacy and caused her emotional distress. She's demanding $5 million.

In the suit, Austermuhle writes that Golzar Amirmotazedi, 22, says that during one episode, cast members Andrew and Josh plied her with alcohol at a bar, brought her home, kicked her out after she refused sex and then proceeded to make fun of her. As a consequence of her brief appearance on one of the episodes (our recap of the episode in question is here; it's the second of the two), the suit claims that Amirmotazedi was subject to ridicule in online forums, lost her self-esteem and became depressed, left her job and was denied other employment, had trouble sleeping, and suffered from nausea.

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By Washington Post editors  | May 5, 2010; 4:30 PM ET
Tags:  DCist, MTV, Real World, Real World DC, Reality-Based, Television  
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Comments

This young lady says based on a brief appearance on a MTV show she:
--had her privacy invaded
--caused her emotional distress
--was ridicule in online forums
--lost her self-esteem
--became depressed
--left her job
--was denied other employment
--had trouble sleeping
--suffered from nausea

She WANTS $5M. She NEEDS therapy.

Posted by: Jimof1913 | May 5, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

She might be able to collect under DC's doctrine of False Light. Read this:

http://www.citmedialaw.org/legal-guide/district-columbia-false-light

Posted by: RepealObamacareNow | May 5, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

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