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DeMario Jackson, who starred in "The Bachelorette" and "Bachelor in Paradise", is accused of sexually assaulting two more women.

According to a lawsuit, obtained by Pop Culture, the two women claim Jackson, 35, lured them into a false sense of security before raping them.

The women, identified as Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2, claim Jackson used his celebrity status to romance them before sexually assaulting them in 2018 and 2020.

Prosecutors declined to press charges against Jackson in Jane Doe 1's case due to insufficient evidence. The investigation into Jane Doe 2's allegations was also dropped. The two women eventually retained the same lawyer by coincidence.

According to TMZ, the women are seeking unspecified damages for sexual assault, false imprisonment, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

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Jackson was previously investigated for allegations of misconduct during a Bachelor in Paradise scandal in 2017.

At the time, Jackson claimed he thought producers wanted him to have sex with a contestant to add "realism" to the scene.

Jackson's friends told TMZ that the show's producers may have coerced Jackson to add a little realism by having sex with Corinne Olympios in an unscripted scene.

Jackson told producers he thought the sexual encounter was completely consensual -- especially since a cameraman was right there filming.

Bachelor in Paradise was canceled as a result of the scandal.

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If Cardi B hopes to collect a $4 million judgment from YouTuber LaTasha "Tasha K" Kebe, she will be forced to leave the country to find her.

Tasha K was ordered to pay Cardi B nearly $4 million in damages and legal fees for slandering the Bronx rapper on her YouTube channel.

Unable to pay the judgment, Tasha has apparently fled the U.S. for the North African country of Morocco.

She posted a photo on her Instagram page that shows her wearing a headscarf and a colorful Kaftan dress.

Tasha captioned the image:

"Life in Africa is turning out to be exactly what I needed. A fresh start! This week I will be releasing my first VLOG of my new life in Africa and showing you all our expanded family.

Make sure to go to www.TashaKLive.com and download #TashaKLive app to watch our exclusive, lives, interviews, documentaries and family VLOGS !"

Tasha apparently fled the country after losing her appeal to get the judgment tossed out.

Last month, Cardi B's attorneys filed a document with a Georgia court to seize Tasha's assets, which will be difficult to do now.

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Tasha listed her Atlanta area house for $5K rent on July 3, and moved her family to Florida that same month.

According to Zillow.com, the rental listing was removed on August 9 after Tasha re-filed an appeal in Georgia on Aug. 4, according to YouTube vlogger ATLien.

They say Morocco is a beautiful place to start a new life if you owe millions of dollars in debt in America. Morocco is out of the reach of most debt collectors who are limited by the laws of the United States.

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Aries Spears (right) opened up about a career-ending lawsuit against him on Tuesday's episode of his "Spears and Steinberg" podcast.

Spears, 47, and fellow disgraced comedian Tiffany Haddish, 42, were named in a lawsuit filed by a 22-year-old woman in Los Angeles.

The woman, identified as Jane Doe, filed the lawsuit on behalf of herself and her 15-year-old brother, John Doe.

The lawsuit accuses Haddish and Spears of making Jane and John perform sexual acts in several video skits without their mother's knowledge or approval. The children were 14 and 7 at the time.

In the podcast, alongside Andy Steinberg, Spears maintained his innocence and insisted he is being extorted for money.

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"Listen, this is an extortion case," he said. This is a shake down. And I didn't need my lawyer to tell me this, but, you know, I'm gonna act on her words. We won't be shaken down."

Spears said he wants to talk about the skit that went viral last week. The skit shows 7-year-old John Doe in his underwear, while Spears rubs baby oil on his back and leers at the boy through eye holes cut out of a newspaper.

"Believe me, its bothering me not to talk about the skit, because Andy and I have been talking about it, and there's some very valid things I feel like I have to say or want to say, but just can't at this time. And I'm no coward, I'm not running from anything and I'm not guilty of anything."

Spears went on to say he believes he is being shaken down because of an old Arnold Schwarzenegger comedy skit he did.

"You guys didn't know it at the time, and I couldn't say it at the time, but that's what this is about. That's what this is about. It's a shakedown and an extortion."

Watch the video below.
 

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Ricky Martin filed a $20 million lawsuit against his 21-year-old nephew. The Puerto Rican singer said he's suing his relative because he's been "persecuted, besieged, harassed, stalked and extorted" by his nephew.

Martin, 50, filed the lawsuit Wednesday in San Juan against Dennis Yadiel Sanchez, who the singer claims is trying to "assassinate" his reputation.
 
RELATED: Ricky Martin’s Attorney Denies ‘Disgusting’ Incest Allegations
 
In July, Sanchez filed for a restraining order after accusing his uncle of sexually molesting him and stalking him.

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In court documents, Sanchez claimed that he had a 7-month long sexual relationship with Ricky, and when it ended Ricky began stalking and harassing him -- something Ricky vigorously denied.

The nephew had filed a restraining order but he later withdrew the request

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According to the new lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Ricky claims a month after Sanchez withdrew his restraining order, he began sending messages to Ricky through Instagram, threatening to "assassinate his reputation and integrity" unless he coughed up cash.

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Ricky says in the lawsuit before his nephew filed for a restraining order, he was publicly boasting about being Ricky's nephew.

Ricky says the nephew bombarded him with messages -- sometimes more than 10 in a single day -- for 4 months.

Ricky said Sanchez's actions left his family feeling "unsafe".

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Tiffany Haddish took to Instagram to say she "deeply" regrets exploiting two minor children in inappropriate comedy sketches.

Haddish and fellow stand-up comic Aries Spears are named in a lawsuit filed by a 22-year-old woman on behalf of her minor brother.

The lawsuit stated the two siblings were exploited by Haddish and Spears in "comedy skits" that subjected the children to inappropriate adult situations in 2013 and 2014.

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Haddish and Spears allegedly preyed upon the children of a friend of Haddish's — a single mom who did not accompany her children to the video shoots. The mother later said she thought Haddish was a friend and she trusted her with the children.

Haddish, 42, finally apologized after one of the videos went viral last week. The video, titled "Through A Pedophile's Eyes," features Haddish as a single mom who leaves her 7-year-old son with her pedophile brother who molests the child.

The lawsuit stated the boy was subjected to even worse abuse off camera.

In most of the scenes, the boy is clad only in his underwear, according to the lawsuit.

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"I know people have a bunch of questions. I get it. I'm right there with you," Haddish wrote in an IG post on Monday.

"Unfortunately, because there is an ongoing legal case, there's very little that I can say right now. But, clearly, while the sketch was intended to be comedic, it wasn't funny at all — and I deeply regret having agreed to act in it," the comedian and "Girls Trip" actor added. "I really look forward to being able to share a lot more about this situation as soon as I can."

Haddish's attorney, Andrew Brettler, initially called the lawsuit a "shakedown", "frivolous" and "bogus".

"[The plaintiff's mother] has been trying to assert these bogus claims against Ms. Haddish for several years... Now, [the mother] has her adult daughter representing herself in this lawsuit. The two of them will together face the consequences of pursuing this frivolous action."

The lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court last Tuesday by a woman identified as Jane Doe on behalf of her minor brother John Doe, now 15. Jane Doe is John's legal guardian.

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Debra Opri, an attorney for Spears, said the comedian "isn't going to fall for any shakedown."

Spears, 47, settled a lawsuit with the mother over the video in 2019. But Haddish refused to settle. The settlement reportedly was not split with the children.

The settlement does not bind Jane or John from pursuing legal action against Haddish.

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Black Twitter is going IN on Da Brat for defending stand-up comedians Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears against child abuse allegations.

A 22-year-old woman filed a lawsuit against the comics on Tuesday on behalf of her 15-year-old brother.

The plaintiffs, who are identified as Jane Doe and John Doe in the complaint, accused Haddish and Spears of making them perform sexual acts in several video skits without their mother's knowledge or approval.

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"I don't believe it!" said Da Brat on Friday's Rickey Smiley Morning Show.

"They're tryna tarnish their image for some reason. I can't see Tiffany Haddish do-- I can't even see Aries Spears doing something like this. They know what they have to lose. This is crazy! I hope that I'm right - that this is some crazy blogger with no life and just wants some attention, and this is gonna go away."

Clearly, Da Brat didn't view the disturbing video that's currently making the rounds on Twitter.

In the video titled "Through a Pedophile's Eyes," John Doe, who was 7 at the time, plays with a toy while wearing only his underwear.

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Spears stares at the boy through two eye holes cut out of a newspaper as R. Kelly's hit song "Bump & Grind" plays in the background.

In other scenes, Spears rubs baby oil on the child's back and bathes in a bathtub with the child.

the video titled "Through a Pedophile's Eyes" was uploaded to "Funny or Die" in the site's "user-generated content" section where it remained until Funny Or Die removed the video in 2018.

In a statement to TMZ, the comedy website wrote:

"Funny Or Die found this video absolutely disgusting and would never produce such content. We were not involved with the conceptualization, development, funding, or production of this video. It was uploaded to the site as user-generated content and was removed in 2018 immediately after becoming aware of its existence."

Spears settled a lawsuit with the mother over the video in 2019. But Haddish refused to settle.

The settlement does not bind Jane or John from pursuing legal action against Haddish.

Haddish's attorney, Andrew Brettler, called the lawsuit a "shakedown", "frivolous" and "bogus".

"[The plaintiff's mother] has been trying to assert these bogus claims against Ms. Haddish for several years... Now, [the mother] has her adult daughter representing herself in this lawsuit. The two of them will together face the consequences of pursuing this frivolous action."


 

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Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears have been named in a lawsuit accusing them of abusing and exploiting two children in the past.

The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles on Tuesday, accuses the pair of "intentional infliction of emotional distress, gross negligence, sexual battery, sexual harassment, and sexual abuse of a minor"

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According to The Daily Beast, 22-year-old Jane Doe and her 15-year-old brother John Doe, accuse Haddish and Spears of making them perform "sexually suggestive acts on camera while underage" and unable to understand the adult situations they were placed in.

Jane, who is John's legal guardian, filed the lawsuit on Tuesday against Haddish and Spears on her brother's behalf.

The incidents allegedly occurred when the children were 14 and 7 years old in 2013 and 2014.

Haddish, 42, starred as Nekeisha Williams on the NBC sitcom The Carmichael Show (2015–2017). She rose to stardom in 2017 with a breakout role in the comedy film Girls Trip, which earned her two Critics' Choice Awards nominations.

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Aries Spears, 47, is pictured with his estranged wife Elisa Larregui in 2018.

He is best known as a regular on Fox's sketch comedy series MADtv. He recently made headlines after he fat-shamed pop singer Lizzo.

Haddish and Spears met Jane and John Doe through their mother, whom they met on the comedy circuit.

In the summer of 2013, Jane, who was 14 years old, attended a comedy camp where Haddish was a guest speaker.

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Haddish allegedly told the girl that she'd found "a perfect role for her" in a television commercial.

Haddish reportedly invited the girl to a recording studio where Spears allegedly instructed Jane to watch a video clip of college girls eating a Subway sandwich while moaning and groaning sensually.

Aries instructed the girl to eat a Subway sandwich with him from opposite ends of the sandwich while "moaning and making sexual noises ... in a manner that simulated the act of fellatio," according to the lawsuit.

At some point, Haddish entered the room and sat down next to Jane. Haddish was annoyed with Jane's performance and told her in specific detail how to simulate fellatio on the Subway sandwich.

Jane said she was "physically, emotionally, and mentally uncomfortable" while hearing these instructions from adults.

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Haddish allegedly paid Jane $100 and sent her home.

A year later, in 2014, Haddish reportedly approached the mother about 7-year-old John appearing in a "sizzle reel" video that she would submit to Nickelodeon for the boy.

Instead, Haddish and Spears filmed two videos with John, including one titled "Through a Pedophile's Eyes," in which Haddish plays the boy's mother and Spears portrayed a pedophile.

According to The Daily Beast, which viewed part of the video, the boy spends most of the video in his underwear while Spears molested the child throughout the video.

When John's mother asked to see the footage, Spears explained that it wasn't edited yet. Haddish later told the mother that the video had been deleted.

Actually, the video titled "Through a Pedophile's Eyes" was uploaded to "Funny or Die" in the site's "user-generated content" section where it remained until Funny Or Die removed the video in 2018.

In a statement to TMZ, the comedy website wrote:

"Funny Or Die found this video absolutely disgusting and would never produce such content. We were not involved with the conceptualization, development, funding, or production of this video. It was uploaded to the site as user-generated content and was removed in 2018 immediately after becoming aware of its existence."

In 2019, the children's mother negotiated a settlement with Spears over the video.

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The settlement did not involve Haddish, and the proceeds from the settlement were not shared with the young victims - who are now pursuing their own legal action.

The settlement does not bind Jane or John from pursuing legal action against Haddish.

John, who is 15, reportedly stays in his bedroom all day. He tapes over the cameras on his electronics because he is fearful of being recorded.

Jane's lawsuit seeks "general and special damages, as well as 'any appropriate statutory damages.'"

Haddish's attorney, Andrew Brettler, described the lawsuit as "frivolous" and "bogus".

"[The plaintiff's mother] has been trying to assert these bogus claims against Ms. Haddish for several years... Now, [the mother] has her adult daughter representing herself in this lawsuit. The two of them will together face the consequences of pursuing this frivolous action."

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A jury deliberated less than four hours Wednesday before awarding Kobe Bryant's widow, Vanessa (right), $16 million in her lawsuit against Los Angeles County.

The jury found that L.A. County sheriff's deputies and officials shared gruesome photos of the January 2020 helicopter crash that claimed the lives of Kobe Bryant, 41, his daughter, Gianna, 14, and seven others.

Another plaintiff, Chris Chester, whose wife and daughter died in the crash, was awarded $15 million.

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In February 2020, the Los Angeles Times reported that Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies had shared graphic photos of the victims' remains with others, including a woman in a local bar.

Vanessa Bryant's attorney told the jury she suffered undue emotional stress after she discovered county personnel shared cellphone pictures of human remains as morbid "souvenirs."

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Vanessa, 40 (2nd from right), reportedly cried in court as the award was announced on Wednesday. She was accompanied to court by her and Kobe's eldest daughter, Natalia, 19 (2nd from left), and two friends.

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Earlier this week, R&B singer Monica Arnold, 41, (right) accompanied Vanessa to court to provide emotional support.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva had ordered his deputies to delete any photographs in their phones.

However, none of the eight deputies who shared the photos were fired or disciplined.

Los Angeles County plans to appeal the $31 million award.

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NeNe Leakes has dismissed her race and age discrimination lawsuit against Andy Cohen, Bravo Network, and others.

The former Real Housewives of Atlanta star filed a lawsuit against Cohen, Bravo, and other parties, accusing them of fostering a hostile work environment on the RHOA set.

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In June, it was reported that Leakes was in talks with Cohen, NBCUniversal, True Entertainment, LLC and Bravo Media Corporation to settle her race discrimination lawsuit against them and other defendants named in her lawsuit.

According to court documents, a judge granted a 45-day extension while the parties try to negotiate a settlement in arbitration.

Apparently, an agreement has been reached and Leakes dismissed her lawsuit without prejudice, meaning she can file her lawsuit again at a later date.

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Court documents obtained by PEOPLE on Monday show Leakes "dismisses this action and all claims asserted by Leakes without prejudice."

"All Parties consent and stipulate to the foregoing dismissal," the document reads. "No party will seek recovery of costs or attorneys' fees in any submission to this Court."

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Prior to filing her lawsuit, Leakes, 55, claimed that Cohen and Bravo fostered a racially-insensitive corporate and workplace culture. She also claimed that former co-star Kim Zolciak-Biermann made racist comments for years, and nothing was done to reign in her behavior.

Zolciak-Biermann was not named in the lawsuit.

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Black content creators aren't the only ones suing video-streaming networking service Triller for lack of payment.

Swizz Beatz and Timbaland filed a lawsuit against Triller seeking $28 million in non-payment for a Verzuz rap-battle deal.

The mega music producers say the TikTok rival Triller bought their popular livestream battle show in January 2021. But the $28 million agreed-upon payment was never made.

The duo is suing Triller for breach of contract, citing lack of payments in 2022.

Beatz and Timbaland came up with the concept for Verzuz as a way of passing the time during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns in 2020.

The lip-sync rap battles evolved into respectable music competition between B- and C-list bold name artists, such as Monica and Brandy Norwood.

Beatz and Timbaland say the music app made initial payments in 2021, but then defaulted in January 2022. Triller failed to make a large settlement payment in March of this year.

Triller is also being sued by hundreds of Black content creators who say they have been stiffed out of millions of dollars.

Triller offered as many as 300 Black content creators $14 million to leave TikTok. But many say they are in debt and facing eviction because Triller defaulted on payments.

Triller was poised to become TikTok's biggest competition.

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Mattel Inc. is suing a company for using "Barbie" in Nicki Minaj's new "Barbie-Que" chips snack.

The company, called Rap Snacks, teams with rappers, such as Nicki Minaj, to promote branded potato chips.

According to Reuters, Mattel Inc. filed a lawsuit last week, accusing Rap Snacks of infringing on its Barbie trademark.

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The toy maker first sent a cease and desist, then took legal action to stop the production of the "Barbie-Que Honey Truffle" chips, which launched in stores earlier this year.

Mattel argued that the use of the word "Barbie" is a clear infringement of its long-standing brand.

"The association is so evident that upon seeing the packaging, representatives for Defendant's celebrity partner queried whether Rap Snacks had obtained permission from Mattel," the complaint reads. "Indeed, Rap Snacks never requested or received any such permission."

Mattel argues the Rap Snacks chips creates confusion among consumers who may mistakenly associate the chips with the Barbie doll toy.

Mattel is seeking an injunction to stop Rap Snacks from selling the chips or using the Barbie name. The corporation is seeking unspecified damages as well as profits from the chip sales.
 

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Kobe Bryant's widow, Vanessa, excused herself from a courtroom during testimony by a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who took photos of the late NBA star's remains.

The grieving widow wore dark sunglasses and all black during opening statements for a lawsuit she filed against L.A. County.

Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others died in a fiery helicopter crash during dense fog in Calabasas, California on January 26, 2020.

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Vanessa Bryant sued Los Angeles County and individuals who shared photos of the charred bodies in text messages.

Deputy Doug Johnson testified in court Friday that he didn't regret taking the photos or sharing the grisly images via text messages.

Johnson shared about 25 photos with two firefighters he deemed senior in command, according to MSN News. Johnson claimed Raul Versales, a deputy who was at the crash site in Calabasas, instructed him to do so. Versales claimed in his own deposition that he did not "request photographs."

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Malibu Search & Rescue Team Reserve Deputy David Katz (not pictured) took the witness stand on Thursday and testified Johnson took 100 photos on his personal cellphone. Johnson insisted he only took 25 images.

Johnson claimed he wasn't aware of Bryant's identity as one of the victims that he took photos of. He said he photographed what appeared to be a Black girl's body in a ravine.

Johnson also claimed he did not remember finding a head among the remains.

Retired officer Adam Bercovici testified that cops often kept graphic photos of dead celebrities for their so-called "ghoul books".

Sheriff Alex Villanueva ordered his officers to delete any photographs in their phones after reports emerged that the pictures had been shared with a woman at a local bar.

None of the eight deputies who shared the photos were fired or disciplined.

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A woman claims an attorney for Trey Songz's alleged victim offered her up to $200,000 to change her story.

The promiscuous R&B singer has been accused of sexual assault by multiple victims, including a woman named Jauhara Jeffries — who filed a lawsuit claiming he assaulted her at a 2017 New Year's Eve party in Miami.

TMZ obtained a transcript from a recent court hearing, where a woman named Mariah Thielen claims she spoke with Jeffries' attorney, Ariel Mitchell, in April 2021 at a bar in Miami. Thielen says Mitchell smelled like weed and was carrying a gun.

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According to the transcript, Thielen -- who was with Jeffries the night of Trey's alleged assault -- says Mitchell offered to pay between $100k-$200k if she'd lie and say she witnessed Trey sexually assault Jeffries.

She said Mitchell wanted her to claim that Trey assaulted her too. Mitchell allegedly said she was trying to portray Trey as "the next R. Kelly."

Thielen claims she turned down Mitchell's offer and reported the meeting to Trey's legal team a short time later.

Mitchell denies the claims, telling TMZ, "We're highly confident and certain the court will find the witness committed perjury. Parties are still awaiting the judges' further instructions on how to proceed given the witness’s inconsistent testimony during the hearing."

Mitchell's partner, George Vrabeck, withdrew from the case, according to TMZ, but Mitchell says that's only because, "He will be representing me against the parties involved in this disgraceful motion brought by Trey Songz and his representatives."

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Rosita is canceled.

Sesame Place in Philadelphia responded to a $25 million lawsuit by removing all traces of Rosita from the park.

Sesame Place came under attack last month when viral videos showed the Rosita character apparently ignoring Black children at the Sesame Street-inspired theme park.

Viral videos seemed to show the furry 5-year-old Mexican character walking past Black and brown children while stopping to engage with white kids.

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The Rosita character no longer appears in the theme's park's daily parade. But Rosita's picture is still on the website.

Sesame Place workers told a reporter the characters are instructed to remain on the floats and to avoid interacting with any children.

The move comes after a Black family filed a $25 million lawsuit against Sesame Place.

"None of the character's walk the street in the parade any more, and any meet and greets for her have been called off," an employee said, according to DailyMail.com.

"That is all because of the allegations, they don't want anyone potentially making the same claims. Essentially, Rosita has been cancelled and I don't think she'll be back any time soon."

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A viral video shows a mascot avoiding a Black child. The video posted on Twitter shows a Chuck E. Cheese mascot avoiding a Black toddler while giving high-fives to white children.

After this video went viral on Monday, I called a friend who works for a company similar to Chuck E. Cheese in Atlanta. She explained that most mascots are not racist. They simply avoid interacting with certain children because we live in a litigious society.

My source said don't assume that every mascot is white inside. Most mascots are Black or people of color who work for minimum wage.

She recalled several incidents in which mascots accidentally bumped into Black children causing them to fall. The children were not injured, but the parent(s) filed lawsuits or threatened lawsuits if they didn't settle out of court.

She said, don't blame the mascots, blame the litigious society that we live in. Lawsuits are a $310 billion a year business - and everyone wants a slice of the pie.

Black radio listeners are bombarded daily with advertisements from lawyers urging them to sue companies for millions of dollars.

Mascots have the right to protect themselves. They are not avoiding the child, they are avoiding having to testify or sit for lengthy depositions in frivolous lawsuits.

My friend suggested the following tips to parents who take their toddlers or minor children to theme parks or restaurants that employ mascots.

Hold your toddler's hand.

Sometimes a mascot's suit prevents them from seeing small children underfoot.

Keep your child close to you at all times.

Your child is your responsibility. Mascots are not obligated to touch, high-five, hold, or take pictures with your children.

Consider the human beings inside those hot suits.

They have a difficult enough job as it is without having to worry about stepping on your toddler.