Miley Cyrus' Lawyers Fire Back in Photo Lawsuit

Miley Cyrus' Lawyers Fire Back in Photo Lawsuit-photo

Miley Cyrus may have  already apologized profusely for her seeming photo blunder earlier this year, but if the Hannah Montana star's legal team has its way, financial reparations won't be forthcoming.

E! Online reports that Cyrus' lawyers issued a challenge on Tuesday to a $4 billion class-action lawsuit filed against their client earlier this year, after a photo of Miley pulling her eyelids back with her fingers emerged on the Internet.

Southern California resident Lucie J. Kim filed the suit on behalf of Los Angeles County's entire Asian-Pacific Islander population, claiming that the photo was racially insensitive and financial damages are in order.

In their challenge, Cyrus' attorneys assert that Kim's suit is based on a civil-rights statute pertaining to equal access to public accommodations, and Cyrus' pocketbook doesn't count as such. Their filing says that Kim's lawsuit doesn't entitle her to "redress for racial insults."

Not that they're admitting that Cyrus was being racially insulting. The lawyers go on to state that their client "did not intend to discriminate against Asian-Pacific Islander descent."

After the photos were leaked, Cyrus attempted to quell the outrage by claiming that she was merely making "goofy" faces.

A hearing on the motion to dismiss the suit is scheduled for June 4.

In the meantime, have your say in the comments section: Do you think Miley should be made to pay for her "goofy" photo?

 

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  • Erik Linartas
    Erik Linartas

    Ok first of all this case is beyond stupid. I don't like Miley personally but i have nothing against her. The woman suing her obviously wants money... And I don't know how she would actually win this. Just because she is really famous what will that do. I'm pretty sure Miley knew those photos would get leaked & there was a asian guy in the picture...

  • steph
    steph

    seriously? are they going to go and sue every teenager who has ever made that face with a 4 billion dollar law suit? NO. they're only trying to get money out of it.

  • lucy
    lucy

    i cant believe it! she is the greatest girl in the world, why dont you demand those movies that discriminate assian and black people? stop traying to get money form her, she is just a girl having some fun, every one do it,

  • InnocenteLove
    InnocenteLove

    ppl...let me tell u something: ~a 16 years old girl is sued because she's making goofy faces and ~there are hundreds of criminals in freedom who kill innocent ppl...where's the justice??? how can u sue a 16 years old girl for making goofy faces?she a teen!!!!i make goofy faces,everyone makes goofy faces!! does it mean that everyone should be sued? oh god help those crazy ppl!

  • Ish
    Ish

    im not saying its right in any way, but last time i checked racial discrimination is not illegal and there's no way miley should be sued for what she did. leave the girl alone Are you stupid? Being racist is illegal and so it discrimination! All the time... 'Leave the girl alone'. 'Nobody's perfect'. 'She's only 16'. SHE IS 16! SHE DOES HAVE A BRAIN! SHE IS SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW RIGHT AND WRONG! THIS GIRL IS GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER AND IT SHOULDN'T HAPPEN! She must defend her own rights.

  • Ish
    Ish

    I don't think Miley meant it, but she must have realized what she was doing. It is just something everyone knows if they do it. It's like when someone says 'Hiter' they think of Germany. When someone does that slant-eye gesture, they think of the Chinese descent. She should have been more aware of what she was doing because this girl is falling into hot water all the time. One day, she will hit rock-bottom and she will crack.

  • Brian
    Brian

    if u type joe jonas racist face there is a pic of him doing and is he bein sued 4 billion NO!!!!

  • John
    John

    I can't believe some of the dumb comments posted up here. Just because there was an Asian kid in the picture gives those stupid kids the right to insult that poor kid? That says a lot about how dumb people look at things for their narrow view.

  • me
    me

    Why is she being sued? It's not illegal,and who can actually say they havn't made that face before?

  • peane
    peane

    yes she should have to pay she didn't properly apologize and besides how is pulling your eyes to the side making a goofy face you can't accidentally do that. Being Famous and in the publics i Miley Cyrus is fulling aware that when in public she's under full scrutiny!

  • paige
    paige

    HECK NO SHE SHOULDNT PAY:)N FOR U PEOPLE WHO THINK THERE IS ANYTHING WRONG WIHT MILEY CYRUS UR JUSTE RUDE IN MEAN SHE IS THE BEST PERSON EVER N IS A AMZING SINGER!SHE SO GEORGEOUS IT NOT EVEN FUNNY SHE HAS THE BEST PERSONTALITTY IN MANY MORE REASON WHY U SHOULDNT HATE HER OR SAY RUDE THING:)YOU ROCK MILEY NEVER STOP AT WHAT UR GOOD AT JUSTED CUZ HATERS SAY THING IT JUSTED CUZ THRERE JELLOUS OF U KEEP DOING WHAT U DO BEST> JUST LET MILEY BE MILEY PEOPLE~

  • JesusHumper
    JesusHumper

    If it were up to me, she would get sued until she was dead. Die Miley, Die!! 4 billion is a paltry amount compared to how much I would sue her for. Then I'd make her clean my house.

  • Hannah Montana Concert Tour
    Hannah Montana Concert Tour

    Ms. Kim is another one of those idiots that instead of getting a real job sits around and waits to be offended so they can sue! If the judge has any brain what-so-ever he will charge Ms. Kim for wasting peoples time and money and end it! And yes its illegal to discriminate, its not illegal to make faces and say or do discrimatory things in your own home or in a private setting! When people start suing and trying to control our actions over something we do in our own homes or in privacy you need to start to worry!

  • nessa
    nessa

    miley je frajerka .,.,Ylowe You ,., miley

  • Kelli
    Kelli

    Poor thing is only 16 years old. She is still a kid! Give her a break and leave her alone! This is what breaks people. That photo doesn't prove anything. I don't believe she's racist AT ALL. Everyone makes that face - it's a common goofy face. It's not poking fun at Asians - seriously! Just because she's a big celebrity, people try to find a way to make it to something that it is not.

  • SKITZO RAINZ
    SKITZO RAINZ

    f*ck all asians...go miley ..listen to my song f*ck all asians at myspace.com/rodclick

  • ...
    ...

    im not saying its right in any way, but last time i checked racial discrimination is not illegal and there's no way miley should be sued for what she did. leave the girl alone Actually, discrimination is illegal...

  • Aline
    Aline

    Oi! Eu sou do Brasil, descobri esse site através de um programa da MTV brasileira, o Srap MTV. Esse programa dá dicas de sites, e hoje a Marimoon (apresentadora do programa) deu a dica desse site. Achei muito bom, adorei essa parte da Miley, sou muito fã dela! Beijos

  • Melissa
    Melissa

    Miley is lying if she says she wasn't intending to mock Asians... Saying you were all "just making a goofy face" is one of the lamest attempts at an excuse I have ever heard. However, this law suit is completely ridiculous! If this woman wants to sue Miley over this pic, then she needs to sue all the other people who were also make slanty-eyed faces for the camera. Which you know she won't because she couldn't get a dime out of them. Absolutely ludicrous!

  • Grr.....
    Grr.....

    Come on 4 billion dollars this is stupid. She doesn't mean to offend anyone. People are just jealous because she has fame and they don't. Just leave her alone. She has enough problems to deal with. Don't worry Miley they are just jealous!!!! Keep being yourself never give up hope!!!!!

  • x3
    x3

    This is stupid, she didnt mean to offend ANYONE. I am asian, and I'm not even a bit offended. Leave her alone, shes just a 16 year old girl, let her learn from her mistakes.

  • Ashley
    Ashley

    LEAVE MILEY ALONE!!!! SHE DID NOTHING WRONG AND ALL THEY WANT FROM HER IS HER MONEY. SO NO MILEY SHOULD NOT BE SUED. LOV YOU MILEY KEEP ON ROCKIn

  • jaliyah
    jaliyah

    uh...she's 16

  • danny
    danny

    this is sooo stupid miley didn't do anything wrong . LEAVE HER ALONE!!!!

  • hannah montana fan
    hannah montana fan

    really like, if any regular person took a picture like that, would you sue them $4 billion? no! just cause shes famous she has to pay $4billion? is thaat what you want people to thinkk?i dream of being an entertainor, but why should entertainers be charged in such harsh ways when they are innocent? also miley is still a minor, though she's has a job and such, she is still only six teen read the comments and just LEAVE HER ALONE!!!!

  • Michelle
    Michelle

    This is ridiculous she is 17 she was making faces this person is doing this to take money from her they only care about sueing miley for money its a disgrace. She is a younng girl doing well leave her be or she will go insane

  • amber
    amber

    i think its stupid that they want to sue her she was just making faces and plus there was an asian guy in the photo they were just being teens all teen do that kind of stuff plus theres alot of teen that do way worse then that its dumb shes just a teenager all teens make mistakes just because shes a cleb doesnt mean she can be treated diffrently then any other teen.

  • Ariel
    Ariel

    Its so obvious this Lucie J. Kim just wants money. What a dumb broad. If she really thinks that case will pass, wow...This is so ridiculous. People need to lay off miley!

  • joe
    joe

    if she gets sued how much does she have to pay.

  • cadence
    cadence

    im not saying its right in any way, but last time i checked racial discrimination is not illegal and there's no way miley should be sued for what she did. leave the girl alone

  • shelly
    shelly

    People try to do any little thing for money!! Good lord the poor girl is just barely 16....leave her alone....plus wasn't there an asian kid in the pic with her?? hmmmm

  • heath
    heath

    i think this is all ridiculous...the woman filing the lawsuit is assuming miley was making a "asian-insulting" gesture. there is no proof, let the girl be and make money the old fashion way...called a job

  • noah
    noah

    If everyone is suing Miley, then I think the American Dental Association has a pretty strong case against those gums of her.

 

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