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Ryan Seacrest Sued

You Let Persians Humiliate Me!

11/18/2011 4:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Ryan Seacrest
is being sued by a woman who claims she was "humiliated" in a taping of the new reality show he's producing called "Shahs of Sunset" ... insisting she was "forced against her will" to play the role of the "bad girl."

The show is being hailed as the "Persian Jersey Shore" -- featuring a bunch of young, rich Persians galavanting around Los Angeles.

But according to a new lawsuit, filed by a woman named Kathy Salem, the show is just as insane and violent as every other reality show in TV ... a lesson she claims she learned at a fancy Hollywood party back in July.

Salem claims she signed a waiver before entering the shindig and understood she would appear on the show ... but "she did not understand that she might be blind sided and forced against her will to play a demeaning and humiliating role."

Salem claims when she was inside the party, she was confronted by the stars of the show -- who began to bully her and become "verbally abusive" because she was talking to a man who was allegedly engaged.

Salem claims things escalated quickly -- and she was attacked by multiple people -- one of whom tried to rip her top off and another who threw a cup of water in her face.

Salem claims the show is set to air in February -- but she wants a judge to force Ryan to pull any footage in which she appears.

Salem is suing Seacrest, his production company and Bravo -- demanding at least $100,000 in damages.

Calls to Seacrest's people have not been returned.

A rep for Bravo tells us, "Bravo has not seen a copy of the complaint, and thus we cannot comment."

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31.

carina    

I hate Seacrest.

1008 days ago
32.

Jimmynj    

Truth be told, isn't even being associated with Seacrest humiliating enough???? Why would any sane person want to do a reality associated with him and any of his ilk (i.e. - the karcrapians...)

1008 days ago
33.

bring back recent posts    

ok..final comment from me tonite..hahaha..want to watch Reeege on Letterman..alllll of this reality tv started because of the writers strike 2007/2008...and networks needed to fill time slots..just saying..scary but true..the reality peeps didn't need unions too produce...c how it has all turned out?????? SUXS

1008 days ago
34.

UNLEVINED HARVEY    

ryan want da dollaz

1008 days ago
35.

rico    

RYAN IS A DOUCH, BOYCOTT EVERYTHING RYAN. REMEMBER HES THE ONE THAT GAVE US THE KARDASHIANS.

1008 days ago
36.

Bob    

The show sounds awesome! The only thing better than a show about spoiled, vapid, selfish turds is one about spoiled, selfish, vapid, Iranian turds.

Stay classy Seacrest!

1008 days ago
37.

Jason Tw    

This seacrest is a s***bag and a puke, making money be exploiting people and his staged shows. I support this girl 100%, if someone doesnt want to be on his crap shows then it is their right! No one signs a waiver to be completely humiliated on National TV.

1008 days ago
38.

LAguy    

Boycotting e! and sueing them until it hurts is the only way to rid of this filth. Go Go Go - hope you win and sue for way more money.

1008 days ago
39.

Jackie    

The biggest destroyer of America. Producing stupid shows and pimping whores on TV.

1008 days ago
40.

John    

He brought us The Kardashians, now he's going exploit Persians? It seems like veiled racism to me. Someone should do an expose on him. Mr. One Girlfriend in his Hollywood career. The guy is a fake and I'm sure to become more sleazy as the years go on.

1008 days ago
41.

Grouchy Smurf    

Does this new show mean that even Seacrest understands that the Kardashian gravy train has reached the end of its run?

1008 days ago
42.

Will always LOVE RJ    

Kim is such a whore!

1008 days ago
43.

Will always LOVE RJ    

When is "Seacrest" coming out of the closet????

1008 days ago
44.

kitnplayn    

If you expect and honesty, loyalty or responsibility from anyone in the American entertainment industry, you are not going to get it by any other means than a lawsuit.

1008 days ago
45.

bunny    

What does she expect? This is the guy who runs the Kardashian shows.

1008 days ago
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