Models

The Ninth Circuit upheld the dismissal of supermodel Janice Dickinson’s Lanham Act and state law claims brought against Ryan Seacrest’s company relating to her portrayal in the reality television series “Shahs of Sunset.” Dickinson, who says she did not consent to appear in the episode, claims Seacrest Productions and others “conspired to script” a false controversy in which she was accused of stealing an outfit a cast member was supposed to wear in a runway show.

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Political Defamation

Pamela Young, who runs Models Plus International in Phoenix, claims in court that Arizona Republican congressional candidate Wendy Rogers defamed her and her agency by claiming that Rogers’ Democratic opponent — a Models Plus employee — worked for a company that “specializes in underage girls and advertises on websites linked to sex trafficking.”

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