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Ryan Seacrest Sued

You Let Persians Humiliate Me!

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

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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I know a couple folks who were in "reality" shows--who were TOLD what their character would be, how to act---who would win, it's a big sham. But people watch it, and Hollywood loves it, because it's CHEAP.

1069 days ago

Latoya's Headband    

The first!!!! And the tramp had no idea!!! Whatever!!!

1069 days ago

Dragon Tattoo    

When are people going to smarten up about reality shows, they are all staged, fake.

1069 days ago


Doesn't Ryan have better things to do besides finding the next Snookie or Kim Kardashian?

1069 days ago


Not Surprising..A Ryan Seacrest Made Up Scripted Show...
The KardTrashians, this Show...He is Low Life S***, and I am sure he told the lady, nothing physical will happen...But. told the others to go after her. Just like the Kris Humphries deal...Told Kim to find someone, trick them and Wha-La..A Million dollar Wedding...
He will go to new time lows...for the bottom dollar..

1069 days ago


The only reality about reality shows is that they are scripted!

1069 days ago


Let's hope the first episode shows the Mullahs tenting goats.

1069 days ago


You signed up for REALITY TV. Quit crying and deal with it.

1069 days ago


Sounds like a rubbish show to be honest.

1069 days ago

Latoya's Headband    

but wil galavant around in a burka?

1069 days ago

Hey Girl Haaay    

Can someone just pull the plug on Ryan? That guy is so damn annoying. He's trying to make money off of everyone!! Reminds me of a slave owner!!

1069 days ago


Jason JAKSON THE EX Kim publicist is in hospital he is talking suicide and said that he is not going to win the battle with KIM
It s too serious they want to silent him he said.
Please someone have to do something to ovoid the worse.

1069 days ago


1069 days ago


"Persian"? Really, Grandad? Or are you just counting on the audience not knowing that Persia is now known as Iran, and being unable to find "Persia" on a map printed in the last 75 years? Or maybe it's aimed at the 80-year old set of Prussians and Siamese.
Oh, and gallivanting is spelled wrong.

1069 days ago

Thom Beers    

These shows are all fake and staged solely for ratings and nothing more if they could kill someone and get away with it they would do it to CASH in..They have no qualms about ruining someones career or reputation in the making..

1069 days ago
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