Banks 'insinuated Mary was accidentally conceived, made fun of [her mother's] performance and ridiculed [her mother's song] in front of Mary, all in font of active cameras that were filming Mary,' reads the complaint.
The model is accused of 'physically manipulating' the minor 'Mary' as well when she shook one of her shoulders and pulled her hair back claims the complaint, which describes the child as being 'nervous' and 'fearful' of Banks.
With a plus appearance of the world-famous transsexual, Amanda Lepore, discussing her life and career.
Tyra announces that for the first time in history, "America's Next Top Model" will be opened to girls who are 5'7 and under.
Tyra Banks surprised everyone in her audience by telling them that the show was actually a casting call.
A woman who auditioned to be on the new season of 'America's Got Talent' has filed a lawsuit against the show's production company and accused Tyra Banks of abusing her daughter.
The complaint was filed by an unnamed 'Jane Doe,' who claims that the new 'Talent' host 'humiliated' and 'verbally abused' her daughter 'Mary Doe' during a taping of the show on March 19 in Los Angeles.
She taught us all how to smize (smile with your eyes)! She has reinvented herself professionally over the years and at the age of 40, can still give 20-year-old models a challenge! Maybe you didn’t know these facts: -Tyra was as one of Victoria’s Secret original Angels, and in 1997 she became the first-ever African American chosen for the cover of the store’s catalog. -Banks was the first African American woman on the covers of GQ and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
-She was rejected by four modeling agencies before she was signed by L. -In 2009, she opened up about her past abusive relationship when she made a guest appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show in a show dedicated to the issue of dating violence related to the Chris Brown attack on Rihanna. The episode was dedicated to dating violence in response to the assault of Rihanna by Chris Brown. Banks began dating Norwegian photographer Erik Asla in 2013. On January 27, 2016, a son, York Banks-Asla, was born via surrogacy. In 2011, Banks enrolled in the nine-week Owner/President Management Program (OPM) at Harvard Business School. She has also established the Tyra Banks Scholarship, a fund aimed at providing African-American girls the opportunity to attend her alma mater, Immaculate Heart High School. She announced in May 2010 that she would be writing a novel, titled Modelland, loosely based on her own modelling experience.Banks completed the Executive Education Training Program in February 2012, earning a certificate. She has come under criticism for implying she is a Harvard graduate. Jenna Sauers, writing for Jezebel referred to her statements on Harvard as “disingenuous”, and called upon her to “stop lying” about Harvard. As of 2012, Harvard professor Rohit Deshpande was preparing a case study on Banks’ company, Bankable Productions, for use in future coursework in the OPM program. Banks established the TZONE program, which aimed at leadership and life skills development. In 2005, TZONE transformed from a camp into a public charity, the Tyra Banks TZONE. Banks has appeared in several music videos, including Michael Jackson’s “Black or White”, Mobb Deep’s “Trife Life”, Tina Turner’s “Love Thing”, George Michael’s “Too Funky” (with models Linda Evangelista, Estelle Lefébure, Emma Sjoberg and Nadja Auermann) and Lionel Richie’s “Don’t Wanna Lose You”. In 2004, she recorded her first single, “Shake Ya Body”, which had a music video featuring contestants from cycle 2 of America’s Next Top Model. Published in September 2011, it is the first of a planned three-part series.-Banks was romantically linked to musician Seal, film director John Singleton and actor Will Smith in the 1990s. She dated basketball player Chris Webber from 2001 to 2004. Plus, see how teens across the country feel about pop singer Rihanna's alleged abuse.