'Tabloid' Crazy Woman Suing Errol Morris

November 4, 2011

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Earlier this year, Errol Morris's Tabloid at last gave crazy former Miss Wyoming Joyce McKinney a chance to tell her side of a thirty-some-year-old scandal in which UK tabloids alleged she flew to England, kidnapped a recent Mormon convert, drugged him, chained him to a bed, and raped him for a few days straight in the hope of effing the Mormon out. One might think she would be grateful to have finally been given a forum to present her defense that raping a dude would be "like puttin' a marshmallow in a parking meter," but alas, she isn't so thrilled with how the documentary turned, and she's now suing Morris and several other involved parties, alleging misappropriation of likeness, defamation, misrepresentation, fraud, intentional infliction of emotional distress, breach of contract, and more.

According to McKinney, she was first approached in 2009 and tricked into believing she would be part of a Showtime series meant to clear her name. Her suit claims that, instead, in the final piece she was mocked and made to look guilty--and then it wasn't even aired on Showtime. She could have been the new Nurse Jackie! Furthermore, McKinney goes on to say that part of the reason she cooperated at all was because people associated with the production claimed they could help save her dog from the pound. And you know what? Instead, they apparently let that dog die, then taunted her about her dead dog--which, if somehow true, probably should have been a pretty good sign that maybe these guys weren't looking out for her best interests. The plaintiff is reportedly "seeking unspecified compensatory, punitive and other damages as well as civil penalties, attorneys' fees and court costs." And if she's smart, she'll throw a new dog in there, too. A good one.

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