Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 1:09 p.m.
Media Take Out is basically the wild, wild West of Internet gossip. "The most visited urban website in the world" trades freely in outrageous claims. OK, its top headlines right now include questioning Tupac's heterosexuality, praising Kanye's oral sex technique, and implying that Busta Rhymes has herpes.
Miami reality star Evelyn Lozada
of Basketball Wives
fame has been a frequent target
, and now she has sued the site for claiming she cheated on fiancé Chad Ochocinco with Terrell Owens.
The suit was filed last week in Miami-Dade court, according to Courthouse News Service
, and Lozada is seeking $15,000 in damages. On September 2, Miami Take Out (MTO) published an articled titled "Evelyn Lozada from the Basketball Wives was CREEPING... with one of Chad's BALLER FRIENDS!!!' (Explosive Details)" and followed it up with an article a few days later claiming that she was pregnant and planned to quit the show.
That "BALLER FRIEND!!!" in question was apparently Terrell Owens.
The original article is still up
but has been edited to read, "As a courtesy to Evelyn, we have removed this article." The other article seems to have been taken down. The suit claims that more than 250,000 people viewed the articles while they were up.
Lozada maintains that neither report was true and is now suing MTO claiming "emotion distress" and damage to her reputation as a "television personality" and businesswoman.
In addition to seeking damages in excess of $15,000, Lozada is also seeking interest and court costs.
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