Celebrities are known for their outrageous purchases, outrageous behavior, outrageous dressing and generally outrageous outlook on life. What you may not know is some of the celebs you know and love have even been taken to the courtrooms over outrageous things – and in some cases, taken others to court over outrageous things too! Let’s take a look at a few of the wildest celebrity lawsuits that have had us rolling our eyes, and even laughing our heads off!
Mila Kunis has an interesting story to tell – about the time when she was slapped with a $5000 lawsuit over a chicken. Yes, a chicken! It all starts with Kristina Karo, a Ukranian singer who claims she was in first grade with Kunis in Ukraine when Kunis happened to steal her chicken. The lawsuit comes ages later when Karo claimed she suffered severe emotional stress from the incident, causing such trauma that now that she lives in LA around Kunis, she requires therapy to help her get through the flashbacks of Kunis stealing her chicken! Sounds a little coo-coo to us!
Perhaps the most insane court case of the lot goes to P Diddy, who had some allegations thrown at him in 2011 by Valerie Turks. Turks claimed that Diddy had fathered her child twenty-four years earlier and she was claiming back payments as well as child support amounting to $900 billion! In addition to that, she claimed $100 billion in lost income. In the mix, Turks threw in some accusations that Diddy and his ex, Kim Porter, were involved in the 9/11 conspiracy. Oh yeas, let’s not forget the casino chip Diddy allegedly stole from her, which was worth, we quote, “over a zillion dollars”. Yikes!
Kim Kardashian, Beyoncé, and Mariah Carey
Tina Seals is the lady who raised a lot of eyebrows when she claimed that she had somehow had a romantic involvement with the husbands of all three of these celebrities and that she is actually the biological mother of all three of these ladies’ children! Yeah, we’re confused as well. In Seals’ lawsuit, she specifically asks of Kim that she arrange a record deal for her son of 22 years old with Kanye West. It doesn’t stop there – Seals claims that she is the biological mother of Paris, Michael Jackson’s daughter, too!
Of all the celebrities, Miley Cyrus has certainly proven that she is in a league of her own. She is known for her don’t care attitude and for doing as she pleases, so it comes as no surprise that she took a picture with her friends in 2009 with slanted eyes. Well, Pacific Islander Lucie Kim took the slanted eyes rather personally and opened a lawsuit against Cyrus, in defense of the civil rights of Asian Pacific Islanders. The goofy face was just that, according to Cyrus but Kim said every single Islander in the LA area deserved $4000 dollars for the harm that came to them from viewing the picture – and let’s take a moment to realize there are a million of them in LA! The case was dismissed, unsurprisingly.
In a world of free expression, interesting things happen, and they make for good entertainment material, too. It was in the late 80s that a record producer and promoter from Texas sued the Estate of the late King of Rock ‘n Roll with the claim that his estate had interfered with the promotion of his novel Memphis Mystery, which centered around Presley’s being alive. The producer actually claimed that he spoke to Presley over the phone all the time and that he could even produce recordings of Presley’s voice as proof of their interactions. Smith claimed that Elvis’ estate’s claims that he died in 1977 was hindering his book promotion, as he was adamant that Presley was alive. Smith went on to lose the case and his book, titled Elvis Lives, didn’t quite become a success.
Celebrities have a lot of money, but it seems they have a lot of time too since they manage to waste effort on some of the craziest things! Well, their job is to entertain, and we suppose they keep doing just that even when they’re off the stage or the screen!