Steve Harvey sued for $2 million by fitness model who says he made her look 'slutty'
Steven Harvey and the producers of his show 'Steven Harvey' have landed themselves in trouble as they are being accused of 'tarting up a hardworking single mom" who is also a fitness model, according to TMZ. Dominique Collier had appeared on the show in April 2016.
Dominque recalls that she was asked to appear on the show after she responded to a casting call for "single professional women who like to show off their looks." She claims that at the time of the call the producers emphasized on the idea of her being able to be a fitness model despite being a single mom. While nothing seems wrong in this, Dominque has now come forward claiming that the show did not go down as they had communicated it would.
Dominque claims that she appeared on the show wearing what she found to be comfortable- 'a long-sleeved blouse and pencil skirt'. However, it seems like the producers were not too pleased with what she was wearing and asked her to change. She was then made to wear 'a halter top and form-fitting skirt.'
She further added that the audience that had been present during the live show were asked to judge her on the basis of her looks. The audience was asked to vote on what they thought of her attire but what was shocking was the options they were given to choose from.
According to the court documents obtained by the website, the audience was asked to choose from "whore," "slut," "ratchet" and "daddy issues." Upon hearing this, Dominque was angered and asked the producers to remove that bit from the segment before airing the show. The producers agreed but Dominque cannot let go of the fact that her reputation was spoiled in front of a live audience.
She also claims that 'they altered pics of her to make her look more provocative.' Dominque states that the incident left her feeling demeaned and she recalled crying backstage when Harvey 'walked up and handed her the clothing she arrived in, including her bra and undergarments.' She added that she felt sexually harassed and is suing Steve, the show's production company Endemol Shine and NBC for at least $2 million.