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TV Host Bill Cunningham

Sued ... You Hate Muslims!

5/21/2014 12:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TV talk show host Bill Cunningham doesn't have a shred of common decency -- or a clue about the Constitution -- according to a woman who says he humiliated her over her religion.

Nicole Johnson -- a devout Muslim -- says she attended a February taping of "The Bill Cunningham Show" in NYC wearing a traditional head covering -- a hijab -- as her religion requires.

Johnson claims in a new lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- show employees forced her to leave her front row seat and sit in the cheap seats ... because they didn't like the way her hijab looked.   She also claims she was prohibited from asking a question during the show.

Johnson says she suffered mental anguish and embarrassment.

We've reached out to the show ... so far, no word back.


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She needs to go to Iran and do a happy dance.....

164 days ago


It's a known fact that they pick out the best looking people and stick them in the front. They do it on shows like America's Got Talent. It probably had nothing to do with her religion. She was probably a stern, angry, bitter looking woman.

164 days ago


It's how they operate. Well her Constitutional Rights were not violated. No government law was created to deprive her of Freedom of Religion. She was moved to a different seat. Most likely had the face of a camel's backside.

164 days ago

K South West    

I wonder why Bill is scared to have his religion defeated by a woman

164 days ago


What was she doing out and about without a man controlling her? IF she was out w/o a male relative then she is going against her religion's standards. Lady, IF you want to live in America then get with the program.

164 days ago


The poor thing was embarrassed. Such a pity. Go away.

164 days ago


WOW the comments, I am proud to be a women of islam .
Sad that so many of you Judge . Than you sfalk #9 you are so right." these comments are repulsive and extremely disrespectful

164 days ago

Black Adam    

Sitting in the front row looking like the Sith lord Darth Sidious is distracting to viewers.

164 days ago


Muslims come here knowing that this is a Christian country. And yet, they want to practice their religion here. Also, this is a country where women and men can be free of religious restraints if they want. If your religion is so important, then stay in the country that caters to your views and beliefs. But don't impose your beliefs and practices on Americans who have not had the need to cater to the Muslim way. We were fine without Muslim here. If you come here to change our lifestyle, get the fvck out!!! Muslims have nothing to offer us. And if they want to stay here, they need to accept our culture. Women wearing a burka is scary and dis-respectful to our culture.

164 days ago


She's American enough to sue.

164 days ago


Maybe all us non Muslim should move to the middle east and *****ia and sue Boko Haran. They like to kidnap and sell christian girls trying to get an education. Ya. Let's go do that. Oh wait. Well die. Yet here if we speak our minds then were the bad ones. Free country here ladies. I know ur not used to it...but deal w it..or go back...I don't care either way...just don't blow me and my family up. Thank u

164 days ago


Maybe NYC is not the best place to sit in the front row. Not right, not even legal, I expect. We'll see what happens.

164 days ago


What do you think a Muslim television station would have done to an American in the same situation?? It would have been a hell of a lot worse than what happened here!!! You're in America. If you don't like it here, buy a plane ticket to somewhere else! That's what freedom means!!!

164 days ago


Who doesn't?

164 days ago


Oh boy..

164 days ago
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