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Listen, we’ve seen Tyra Banks get agro with people – let us never forget when she screamed at an America’s Next Top Model contestant for not giving 100% effort. But is the star capable of verbally abusing a child?

A woman, identified only as Jane Doe, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles earlier this week against the new America’s Got Talent host claiming the model “physically manipulated and verbally abused” her daughter.

According to the suit, Jane, her husband and daughter, identified as Mary, were flown to Los Angeles in March to tape for America’s Got Talent. But things turned ugly when the young girl and her family were allegedly put on blast by Tyra.

Jane and her husband claim they sang a song that was an emotional tribute to motherhood and that “celebrated Mary’s birth and the family bond among the members of her family.”

Unfortunately, the song they thought was hit turned out to be a bust, and Banks made it very clear while the young daughter watched in humiliation.

Per the documents, Banks “insinuated that Mary was accidentally conceived, made fun of the performance and ridiculed [the song] in front of Mary, all in front of active cameras that were filming Mary.”

The 18-page suit also states that Banks shook Mary’s shoulder, pulled Mary’s hair back and physically manipulated her.

“Mary was traumatized and became deeply depressed,” the suit claims. “Mary would become extremely nervous and anxious whenever, among other triggering events, she hears any mentions of [the] song and [the] song itself, whenever she ruminates about the events during or related to the performance, and whenever she thinks about the prospective televised airing or use online of Jane and her husband, their performance, as well as the airing and use online of any footages of Mary.”

The family is accusing Banks of assault and is going after the star for infliction of emotional distress.

The production company, meanwhile, has no intention on airing footage of the child from the audition.

Tyra has not responded to the suit, but on Tuesday, she did take to Instagram to promote the debut of the hit NBC show.

Today I start for you, the extra-ness that is, the #FacesOfTyra countdown to my @AGT debut! 7 days!!!

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Watch: Julia Roberts And Owen Wilson Give Advice To Their 10-Year-Old Selves



To say Wonder is a must see movie is an understatement! Not only will the film touch you and inspire you to be a better person, it will also entertain you from start to finish.

But don’t take our word for it. HipHollywood sat down with the film’s stars Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson who shared their excitement to bring this heartwarming story to life and how they channeled their real-life parenting skills into the role.

“I think we felt a responsibility to be authentically parents and authentically parents to these two kids, said the 50 year old mother of three. “And I think that’s why you really believe these four people are family and are really having this experience together.”

In the film based on the NY times best seller, Roberts and Wilson play the parents of a teenage daughter (Izabela Vidovic) and 10-year-old boy (Jacob Tremblay) with facial differences entering mainstream elementary school for the first time.

When asked if they had any advice for their ten year old selves, Roberts said: “I have a ten year old son and I tell him to run.”

Meanwhile Wilson says he remembers 5th grade vividly, and enjoyed having his brother Andrew Wilson at the same school to protect him. “It helped so much having an older brother who was already at the school, so that would be the advice I’d give, have a cool older brother.”

Wonder hits theaters November 17, just one day before Wilson’s 49th birthday. 

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