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Janice Dickinson Sues Ryan Seacrest's Company Over Allegedly Staged Reality Feud

By TheBlast Staff

Janice Dickinson claims she was set up to be the villain in an episode of "Shahs of Sunset" and is now suing Ryan Seacrest's production company and NBC Universal for doing it all behind her back.

According to a lawsuit obtained by The Blast, Dickinson says she agreed to appear in a fashion show for designer Erik Rosette and his fashion label, Mister Triple X, during Los Angeles Fashion Week in October 2016.

She says at no time did she agree to appear on an episode of "Shahs of Sunset" but that unbeknownst to her, the designer had made an arrangement for the show to film. Dickinson says she would never have agreed to do the fashion if she'd known there would be a reality crew filming there.

Janice Dickinson

Dickinson says everyone involved conspired "to script an episode of Shahs to include a false controversy in which Rosette and Seacrest would make it appear that Dickinson had intentionally 'stolen' or essentially bullied her way into wearing an outfit which had purported previously selected for or by Golnesa Gharachedaghi."

In the lawsuit, she says the show painted her as "an arrogant, unprofessional and purportedly past-her-prime celebrity."

She claims she never signed a release to appear on the show and says her usual rate for a reality show appearance is $75,000.

Dickinson is suing Ryan Seacrest Enterprises, NBC Universal and the designer, among others. She is seeking damages, all profits they made from the episode, as well as attorneys' fees.

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