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Stand-In Says CBS Didn't Stand By Her

10/22/2008 5:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

If you stand in for an actor on a TV show about dead people and you file a lawsuit, is it a real lawsuit?

While you wrap your head around that koan, we'll explain... A woman who worked as a stand-in on "CSI" says she was once a full-time employee, until she lodged a sexual harassment complaint.

Shanelle Renee Howard wants more than $25K in damages. Howard felt compelled, in the first line of the suit, to characterize herself as "a competent adult individual."

CBS didn't immediately return a call for comment.

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coupons    

FIRST BITCHES!

2107 days ago
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FreakyDeaky    

Please don't offend my dog by putting her into the came category as this filthy specimen of the female race, although as a male I would like a peice of that a@*

2107 days ago
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FreakyDeaky    

Really though, what is a woman but something to pass the last few minutes screwing before you go to sleep at night.

2107 days ago
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ddberry    

She was probably a stand-in for someone that left the show.

2107 days ago
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nsaustin    

FreakyDeaky, you're a pig. And it's pretty obvious all you do the last few minutes before sleep is play with your teeny weeny.

She only wants 25K? She wasn't 'damaged' very badly. She'll get it though, they'll just pay her off, it's cheaper than defending this lawsuit.

2107 days ago
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Zip It    

Studios put everyone through sexual harassment seminars to cover their behinds ... see how much good they do? Stand In work pays well & hard to get ... she would not have complained if there wasn't a good reason. But once again the big guns stand behind the offender and fire the accuser. Things never change.

2107 days ago
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CORY    

SHE NEEDED TO HAVE HER SELFWORTH TESTED BUT NOT THE WAY THEY DID IT! THAT WAS SO MUCH LIKE HAVING YOUR SOUL RAPED!!!!!!

2107 days ago
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CORY    

YOU MUST BE ONE SICK INDIVUAL>>>NO RESPECT FOR WOMEN......YOUR MOTHER SURELY TAUGHT YOU BETTER??? SHAME ON YOU PIGGY!!!!!!!

2107 days ago
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gradeslayer    

l. For compeffistoryd "r'*ges for lost cemings,c urrently in sr(ocsso f $25,000;
2, Fcr aonpensatory danages for emotioual distrsss;
3- For cxernplary damages;
4. Sor costs of suit rncluding atuney frer;
5. For sucho rhrr rcliefas the Courtd ee.mpsr sF€r.
this is a whole lot more than 25.000 also a coworker filed the sexaul harrassement she just testified.

2107 days ago
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M.P.    

where is a pic of the greedy woman??

2107 days ago
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Mathew    

I'm just thankful that TMZ used the word 'koan', which caused me to go to dictionary.com and learn what it means.

BTW, if a polar bear were to convert his religion on an odd-numbered Tuesday in a month ending in 'y' after 3rd period French class, how long would it take for a cricket to kick all the seeds out of a dill pickle?





2106 days ago
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Barfalufugus    

Who???? Who is this bozo?

2106 days ago
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karen    

On IMDB she isn't even listed on CSI. just 1 movie I've never heard of. She must really need to pay her rent or something?

2106 days ago
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larissa    

actually, she probably didnt feel compelled to call herself "a competent adult individual." generally in bringing many suits forward, the complaint is written to include that.

2106 days ago
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Wolfen    

The amount of vitriol and stupidity in this thread is stunning.

1. She didn't feel compelled to put in "competent adult," it's part of standard pleading in CA.
2. She isn't seeking $25K, she's seeking a sum above that. Another part of standard pleading to place the case in a venue that she can obtain any amount over $25K.
3. Stand ins make good money, but aren't listed in credits. A friend did this for five years and put three of her kids through college. Another retired to become an artist at 31 yrs old.
4. Why assume she is "greedy" rather than assume that she was wronged? Or better yet, why assume anything?

1469 days ago

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