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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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46.

Make it stop    

This guy is such a tool!!!

967 days ago
47.

Rob    

I hate cryIng semenchest. He is to blame for thrusting those pee gargling kardouchians on America.... Die you little fat fruck. Btw, I went to middle school in Druid hills (atl) with that turd and he is a closet butt muncher

967 days ago
48.

jack-55d79    

There will always be a Ryan Seacrest. Every country has their equivalent or equivalents. Here in the UK we have the triumvirate forces of Dermot O'Leary, Vernon Kay and Steve Jones. Although I think Vernon Kay and Steve Jones are in the US now. If that's the case thank-you America. One day there will be an international Seacrests convention with awards for things like "best uncontroversial Seacrest interview" and "most attractive Seacrest to viewer grandmothers". Seacrestfest 2012.

967 days ago
49.

barnyardhumor    

Could we get so lucky that she wins and he and his trash TV is forced off the air?

967 days ago
50.

Everyones~A~Star    

Go away Ryan.

967 days ago
51.

CathyJ    

SeaKrest needs to get knocked off his pedestal along with those Kardashians!

967 days ago
52.

ANONYM    

I heard that whiterspoon Reese is going to star with Kim karDASHIAN IN A Ryan seacrest production a film.

967 days ago
53.

Someone's goldfish    

Ryan Seacrest = bad TV. Who knew?
That's what's wrong with reality TV. It delves into the worst of humanity in the name of entertainment.

967 days ago
54.

DrDeMarzo    

So someone please tell me where Persia is? Persia is not a country. Why don't people from Persia call themselves Iranians, there's nothing wrong with that, but for some reason some people think it's cooler to say you're Persian instead of Iranian.

967 days ago
55.

Reality Shows Are Horrible    

Its about time someone stood up to these people and drew the line. They lie, cheat and fire up the cast to start trouble so they make millions at the expense of peoples reputations. Then they cut up the footage to make the person look as bad as possible. I hope he loses the case! Find an honest way to make a living Hollywood.

967 days ago
56.

LA_Kris    

what a loser, clearly she didn't read her contract and have it throughly reviewed by her lawyer and agent..gosh what a NOOB!! lol

967 days ago
57.

HarveyRLevin    

Sue, sue, sue, sue. Is this what America has come to be. It sucks. But then again look around. People are doing some really stupid ************* stupid stuff. Sandusky, Trashians, Just off them all on our state of sanity. I don't think the four fathers would be happy with the state of america. For Jesus would be pissed he had to give his live for the low lives of this world?

967 days ago
58.

Cheri    

A contract does not mean you signs away your rights to be protected from harm, This ryan needs to go away dig a hole and bury himself.

967 days ago
59.

NP    

You should have walked out as soon as you realized something was not right. Secondly, if you were being 'forced'....call 911. Your 'story' would have more credibility. Finally, do you know what you are signing??

967 days ago
60.

Dan    

HAHAHAHAHA!!! That lawsuit will FAIL!!! THE SHOW MUST GO ON!

967 days ago
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