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Jeff Lewis Says Surrogate Suing Bravo For Broadcasting Her Delivery 'Will Have to Answer to God' Jeff Lewis Says Surrogate Suing Bravo For Broadcasting Her Delivery 'Will Have to Answer to God'

After news broke that Jeff Lewis’ surrogate is suing Bravo for filming and broadcasting her delivery without consent, the Flipping Out star ran back to People to provide more of his side of the story.

Michael Jackson Estate Sues ABC Over 'Mediocre' Documentary Special Michael Jackson Estate Sues ABC Over 'Mediocre' Documentary Special

Last week, just hours before it debuted, news broke that the Michael Jackson estate was not happy with a two-hour ABC special dedicated to the King of Pop’s final moments. MJ’s estate claimed that the documentary, The Last Days of Michael Jackson, was in no way “sponsored or approved” by the late star’s family and…

The Justice Department Loves to Sue California The Justice Department Loves to Sue California

Welcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.

Sandra Bundy, Whose Landmark Case Changed Sexual Harassment Laws, Gets Film Treatment Sandra Bundy, Whose Landmark Case Changed Sexual Harassment Laws, Gets Film Treatment

In 1981, Sandra Bundy won her court case Bundy v. Jackson, which established that sexual harassment in the workplace is a violation of the Civil Rights Act. Because of her determination and persistence, sexual harassment is now considered employment discrimination. Bundy is finally getting a big screen telling of her…

Miley Cyrus Accused of Appropriation Again, This Time in a Lawsuit Miley Cyrus Accused of Appropriation Again, This Time in a Lawsuit

We can stop talking about Miley Cyrus’s 2013 hit “We Can’t Stop” one day, conceivably, but today is not that day. The song, as well as its accompanying twerk-featuring video and “strategic hot mess” of a VMAs performance were called out for appropriation by culture writers and seemingly mocked by Jay-Z in song. And…

Playwright Paul Zindel's Son Sues Guillermo del Toro for Copyright Infringement Playwright Paul Zindel's Son Sues Guillermo del Toro for Copyright Infringement

In January The Shape of Water director Guillermo del Toro was accused of plagiarizing his movie from the Paul Zindel 1969 play Let Me Hear You Whisper. Both stories follow an introverted cleaning lady who falls in love with a sea creature (in Zindel’s play it’s a dolphin) at a government lab. And now David Zindel, son…

There's Been Some Yogurt Drama  There's Been Some Yogurt Drama 

The American yogurt market has remained pretty steady over the past few years, yet the yogurt areas in all my go-to grocery stores keep expanding, meaning it’s an increasingly competitive industry, and this fosters the sort of tense environment that sometimes can lead to suspicions of corporate espionage.

Man Is Suing After Being Punched By a Stripper He Called a 'Bad Mother' Man Is Suing After Being Punched By a Stripper He Called a 'Bad Mother'

An unnamed stripper from Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club in Manhattan punched a club patron in the face and knocked out one of his front teeth after he called her a bad mother, according to a lawsuit first publicized by the New York Post.

The Finance Industry is Trying Its Best to Cash in On Sexual Harassment and #MeToo The Finance Industry is Trying Its Best to Cash in On Sexual Harassment and #MeToo

Over at the New York Times, there’s a depressing look at how the cash settlement-advance industry is capitalizing on victims of sexual harassment by providing cash advances to women awaiting payouts from sexual harassment claims.

Working for Weinstein Included Unwanted Touching and Semen Cleanup, According to New Lawsuit Working for Weinstein Included Unwanted Touching and Semen Cleanup, According to New Lawsuit

When Sandeep Rehal first took a job as Harvey Weinstein’s assistant in 2013, she said he told her that he was “a tough guy and hard to work for.” That could mean many things: Long hours, too many coffee runs, or demanding perfection in maintaining schedules and other professional duties. But in a new lawsuit, Rehal…

Satanic Temple Threatens to Sue Twitter for Religious Discrimination After They Were Threatened With Arson  Satanic Temple Threatens to Sue Twitter for Religious Discrimination After They Were Threatened With Arson 

Here’s the latest development in a fight that started weirdly and only got weirder as time went on: the Satanic Temple is threatening to sue Twitter over an imbroglio that began with former child-actor Corey Feldman ranting about “Satanic nutbags” and retweeting a call to burn down their headquarters, and ended,…

Lawsuit Over Justin Bieber's 'Sorry' Is Dismissed Lawsuit Over Justin Bieber's 'Sorry' Is Dismissed

Back in 2016, artist Casey Dienel (known for making music under the name White Hinterland) filed a lawsuit against Justin Bieber for his song “Sorry,” arguing that the song mimicked the same vocal riff she used in her 2014 song “Ring the Bell.” The suit asked for monetary damages and for Bieber to stop performing the…

Pulse First Responder With PTSD Is Suing Orlando Police Department for Retaliation and Harassment  Pulse First Responder With PTSD Is Suing Orlando Police Department for Retaliation and Harassment 

A former police officer who responded to the scene of the Pulse nightclub shooting is filing suit against the city of Orlando and Orlando Police Department, alleging “harassment and retaliation” after he filed for worker’s compensation for his PTSD and hypertension.

Rep. Blake Farenthold Is Being Investigated by the House Ethics Committee [Updated] Rep. Blake Farenthold Is Being Investigated by the House Ethics Committee [Updated]

Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas)—a man “so unattractive it’s unbelievable,” in the abundantly correct words of Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine)—was sued in 2014 by his former communications director for gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and creating a hostile work environment, and was recently reported to have …

Students Accused of Sexual Misconduct Are Increasingly Filing Defamation Suits Against Their Accusers Students Accused of Sexual Misconduct Are Increasingly Filing Defamation Suits Against Their Accusers

College students who file sexual assault complaints with their universities are increasingly facing defamation lawsuits filed by accused students, according to a new Buzzfeed report.

Bill O'Reilly Is Being Sued for Defamation By a Woman With Whom He Previously Settled Bill O'Reilly Is Being Sued for Defamation By a Woman With Whom He Previously Settled

Rachel Witlieb Bernstein, one of the six women who reportedly settled with Bill O’Reilly for workplace harassment, sued the former Fox News host on Monday.

Report: Rep. Blake Farenthold Used Taxpayer Dollars to Settle Harassment Claims  Report: Rep. Blake Farenthold Used Taxpayer Dollars to Settle Harassment Claims 

I long for the day when I never have to read about Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) again, but alas, that day has not yet come. Politico reports that the Tea Party congressman paid $84,000 in taxpayer money to a former spokeswoman after she sued him in 2014 for gender discrimination, a hostile work environment and…

The Girls Novelist Emma Cline Sued by 'Abusive Ex Boyfriend' for Plagiarism  The Girls Novelist Emma Cline Sued by 'Abusive Ex Boyfriend' for Plagiarism 

Writer Emma Cline has been sued by her ex-boyfriend, writer Chaz Reetz-Laiolo, over her critically praised novel, The Girls. Reetz-Laiolo’s lawsuit claims that Cline plagiarized her novel using spyware installed on his email and other accounts. Cline filed a countersuit, describing Reetz-Laiolo’s allegations as the…

A Comedian Called Out an Alleged Rapist—And Was Sued for $38 Million  A Comedian Called Out an Alleged Rapist—And Was Sued for $38 Million 

“It was probably one of the scariest things that ever happened to me,” New York-based comedian Jasmine Pierce said in a video posted to her Facebook page on October 15. Wearing a red baseball hat that read “Game On,” Pierce recounted her experience being served with an eye-popping $38 million defamation lawsuit by the…

Sephora Customer Says a Lipstick Sample Gave Her Herpes Sephora Customer Says a Lipstick Sample Gave Her Herpes

A woman is suing Sephora for emotional distress, claiming she contracted herpes from a lipstick sample at one of their stores in California.

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