By: Mira Kelley
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A couple is alleging that Tyra Banks publicly humiliated their daughter after an appearance they had on the show. Tyra Banks, who is the new host, apparently with the help of 'America's Got Talent' production staff thought it'd make for a good show to play on the little girls situation as her parents performed for her.
The parents are saying that as a result of both physical and emotional abuse their daughter is now severely depressed thus the reason for the lawsuit. Together the pair wrote and performed a song at their audition in NYC that their daughter asked them to perform. When they flew out to LA to film the show, the producer and others persuaded their minor daughter to act embarrassed while the judges (Tyra Banks specifically) talked down on and humiliated the parents. They are suing for intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress and civil assault and battery (reference to physical manipulation). How low do you have to stoop for ratings? (source: hollywoodreporter.com)