Talk show host Steve Harvey and the producers of his talk show were just slapped with a $2 million lawsuit. A woman claims that 61-year-old Steve and his company allegedly tried to give her a "slutty image" on his show. The woman, who works as a fitness model, is a single mother that appeared on an episode of Steve's show.
The episode aired in April 2016, and Dominique Collier, says she had responded to a casting call for “single professional women who like to show off their looks.”
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When Dominique arrived on set, producers allegedly told her the show would highlight her being a “professional single mom”balancing life as a fitness model".
But that's not how it all went down. Dominique showed up wearing a conservative outfit (long-sleeved blouse and pencil skirt) but she claims that producers put her in a halter top and form-fitting skirt.
The lawsuit stems from an audience poll that asked about Dominiquer’s appearance and responses included “whore,” “slut,” “ratchet” and “daddy issues.”
She says she felt demeaned and was backstage crying when Harvey walked up and handed her the clothing she arrived in, including her bra and undergarments. Dominique says she felt sexually harassed. She’s suing the father of seven Steve, the show’s production company Endemol Shine and NBC for at least $2 million.