Ellen DeGeneres is being sued for making a boob joke

2016-06-08 09:26

Los Angeles - Ellen DeGeneres is being sued for making a boob joke on her chat show.

The 58-year-old presenter is the subject of a lawsuit from a business owner named Titi Pierce, whose company in Georgia, US, was named in a segment of the show titled 'What's Wrong With These Ads... and These Signs'.

Titi, who is a real estate agent, says she was mocked in the piece on The Ellen DeGeneres Show because the presenter changed the pronunciation of her name to "titty" - which means breasts.

She says nobody has made the mistake in 35 years and she "suffered stress, emotional distress, embarrassment, humiliation, anger, and other mental pain and suffering" according to court papers obtained by TMZ.

The documents submitted also state Titi's mobile number was flashed across the screen and this led to her receiving "ridiculing and harassing phone calls and voice mails" while she was at a funeral.

Titi is suing for "defamation, false light invasion of privacy, misappropriation of likeness, and intentional infliction of emotional distress."

The video of the segment has since been removed from The Ellen Show's official YouTube page.

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