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TV Host Bill Cunningham

Sued ... You Hate Muslims!

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

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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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76.

Your S&M Girlfriend    

Who? Sorry, I don't watch Sheep News, either Fox or MSNBC. It sounds like baiting to me. I'm sure the staff knows exactly who to seat where as soon as people line up to enter the studio.

120 days ago
77.

PIncorrect    

People must now violate their religious beliefs and be forced to bake cakes and provide other services to homosexuals. Obama said, though, that "we" will not "tolerate" those who slander Islam, so agenda pushing it is, Constitution be damned.

120 days ago
78.

McKinley    

Islam. Pedophilia (Mohammed had sex with Aisha when he was 54 and she was 9) and wife-beating (Qu'ran 4:34).

120 days ago
79.

143218    

Sorry lady no sympathy here take that crap off of your head.

120 days ago
80.

jane    

I would tell her to go sit with her own kind, go to her own kind show and stay the hell away from all of us she offends. dumb biatch!

120 days ago
81.

en Todo Momento!!    

so what if these 'changes' were instructed by islamic show directors, or producers or reps? it's not like they don't exist. they do have lots of input and influence on how they would like to portray moslems in american television, according to islamic law. is she absolutely sure that they were not instructed by islamic reps? to me it sounds like they were. it's called 'diversity'.

120 days ago
82.

NGAPLZ    

It was probably due to the colors or pattern of her clothing not being "camera-friendly". This happens in TV studios all the time and has nothing to do with discrimination but technical reasons. Most likely just another money grab.

120 days ago
83.

L. Ron Hubbard    

Maybe, they were concerned there was a hidden bomb.

120 days ago
84.

Kal    

I can't believe the low level of understanding. And the high level of hate that our society is becoming , the some of you are a true sick individuals. Not even an american in spirit .
Only minions can say that ,shame on you and on those who is trying to smear the freedom of believe ! Don't connect the dots with try angels ! ( you are wrong)

120 days ago
85.

whatabitch    

If ya wanna live in this country, dress like an American, regardless or your religion! Keep your religion in your house. So I agree with making her leave her front row seat...she should have not only been moved to the back, they should have made her remove her robe or escorted out of the building. My personal opinion is they should not be allowed in this country to visit, but esp. NOT to live...remember 9/11.

119 days ago
86.

Amber2011    

Nicole Johnson is a Liar and a Drug-Addict!! I was there the day of this fake ass allegation. For more info I can be contacted at ambershanee2011@gmail.com Anyone can say anything but who has the proof!!!

119 days ago
87.

FREEDOM    

SHE IS LUCKY TO BE IN THIS COUNTRY. SHE IS MUSLIM, SHE HATES CHRISTIANS.

116 days ago
88.

FREEDOM    

SHE SHOULD GO BACK TO HER HOME LAND, IF WE ARE SO OFFENSIVE.

116 days ago
89.

FREEDOM    

THIS COUNTRY WAS NOT FOUNDED BY MUSLIM TRADITION.

116 days ago
90.

FREEDOM    

HER FEELINGS WERE HURT SO WHAT!

116 days ago
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