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Asians Want $4 Billion From Miley Cyrus

2/12/2009 4:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

A Los Angeles woman has filed a class action suit against Miley Cyrus, claiming she mocked Asians in a recent photo by slanting her eyes. Price tag: $4 billion.

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Lucie J. Kim claims to represent more than 1 million Asian Pacific Islanders who live in L.A. County. Kim claims when Cyrus posed for the photo, she "knew or should have known that her image would be publicly disseminated via the media, which Cyrus knew focused on her private life, specifically TMZ."

Kim says in the suit, filed Wednesday in L.A. County Superior Court, that each Asian Pacific Islander is entitled to the minimum damages for a civil rights violation -- $4,000. Add it up -- $4 billion!

Kim says Miley's "just a kid" defense doesn't fly. She says it's like Paris Hilton claiming to be just a kid. Ouch.

Miley's peeps could not immediately be reached for comment.

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31.

jaime    

What a joke! They want to make a quick buck. They're crying over spilled milk and bet they don't even care what she did- again, our system being used! THere was NOTHING wrong with what those kids did. Its a flippin' picture by some 16 yr old teenagers! Get over it people!

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Carrys F.    

Oh, suing is SOOOOO old school. The new Amercian way is to have as many babies as you can in one shot (or 2 or 3) and then wait for TLC to come running to give you a tv show. Or just put up a website and beg for money. Geez. Lawsuits. That's so last century . . .

2048 days ago
33.

bobbyozone    

and yet another person using paris's name to try and make easy money

2048 days ago
34.

Kelly    

This woman need to not only get a job but maybe get a life. Trying to make a buck off a teenager is pathetic. Maybe Miley should not have done this stupid act, but she is just a kid and she should not have to pay for some being offended, there are numerous people who get offended every day and just because this person has some money, LEAVE THE KID ALONE. it is that old saying Find someone your own age to pick on!!!!

2048 days ago
35.

Ryoichi Morita    

It's a greedy woman like this that gives the whole Asians a bad name.

2048 days ago
36.

Carrys F.    

Who feels dummer than Down With Whitey right about now?????????

2048 days ago
37.

Carrys F.    

Why can't any of you count?

2048 days ago
38.

Thomas    

Why do people think they have to right "not to be offended". Whave a fredom to say what we want, and sometimes people suffer the consequences for doing so (Dixie Chicks). These people need to grow a pair!!!!! I am offended that they are offended, using their logic maybe I should sue them!

2048 days ago
39.

KP    

and what about the other 6 people?

2048 days ago
40.

kingpin    

really 4-billion a little extreme give it a rest this photo wasn't even meant to be public I bet if I went through your personal photo there would be plenty of stuff that wasn't expectable. Just cause she is famous and rich doesn't mean she can't screw up and there is even an asian guy with them that doesn't seem to mind. If you can speak for a million asian he can ok 7 people to do what they did. Why sue only miley cause she is the only one with alot of money thats BS sue them all or nothing.

2048 days ago
41.

Kevin    

If I were Miley's lawyers, I'd ask for a list of the plaintiffs. Full list with full names. I'd drag it out as long as possible and counter sue for legal costs.. of course the costs would be Britney lawyer like, lol 950+/hour. hehe

2048 days ago
42.

Mr. Kane    

Ummm...I guess that woman can't see that there's AN ASIAN IN THE PHOTO TOO!!!!!!

2048 days ago
43.

Michelle    

This woman that filed this frivilous suit needs to take her hiney back to whatever asian cave she crawled out of. I know many asians and they laughed at it just as anyone else did. Even they think she is ridiculous. If she cannot accept that being copied is the sincerest form of flattery, then she may want to remove herself from the general population so that she has no contact with anyone, ever. Our courts are tied up enough with garbage suits like this, without her furthering her pocketbook cause. Take the whining elsewhere!!!

2048 days ago
44.

John    

You better pay up Miley! They're coming to get your money! muhahaha

2048 days ago
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gossip fan    

Oh please!! I'm 47 years old and remember before I was 10 years old doing a rhyme about Chinese, Japanese...didn't know a thing about being prejudiced. It was just a thing at school. Is there not any group of people left who don't try to jump on the free money lawsuit bandwagon nowadays?? Get a toughter skin people. Who gives a crap if she made her eyes small for a joke.

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