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Model Niki Taylor sues E!

by Julia Ward, posted Jan 29th 2007 9:01PM
NIki TaylorFormer supermodel Niki Taylor has sued E! Entertainment Television for "intentional infliction of emotional distress" with its recent Boulevard of Broken Dreams profile of the model's career and near-fatal 2001 car accident. According to Taylor and her lawyers, E! secured Taylor's involvement in the profile by telling her that the show would focus on her current professional endeavors - including a fragrance and clothing line. Boulevard, of course, did no such thing. The show's tagline is, after all, "In a place between heaven and Hollywood, dreams turn tragic and fame goes sour fast."

The complaint filed by Taylor's lawyers reads that E! "neglected their journalistic obligations to report truthfully and accurately." E! replied that they weren't aware that "journalism" had any attendant "obligations." The network's spokesperson issued a statement saying, "We're E! Entertainment Television, not E! Stewards of Responsible Media Television." Just kidding. E! has yet to go on record regarding the suit.

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Hadn't she seen the show before? What did she expect?

January 30 2007 at 12:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Hmm, as bad as CNN and the like are, what idiot looks to E! for responsible journalism?

January 30 2007 at 9:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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