Victoria's Secret model Selita Ebanks apparently is a stunner not only in fashion mags but also in cat fights. The model, who has graced the pages of a myriad of publications, including Vogue to the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, is being sued by another model, Liza Irizarry, for allegedly breaking her nose during a fight at the nightclub Dream in South Beach last November.
Irizarry, a Bronx-based model
of a different sort than Ebanks, claims to have been in the pages of magazines such as Dimepiece, Smooth, and The Source. She tells the New York Daily News that the scuffle started when she went up to greet Ebank's boyfriend, BET host Terrence J. Irizarry kissed J on the cheek, which apparently prompted Ebanks to punch her in the nose.
"When she saw me, she said, 'Don't be kissing my man,'" Irizarry told the Daily News.
"I said to myself, 'So what, that's my friend.' That's when she hit me on the nose. I went to swing back -- that's when all her friends jumped in. I felt hair pulling and fists coming at me."
The fight was broken up by one of Irizarry's male friends. The allegedly battered model says that when she returned home to New York and visited a doctor, she discovered she had a complex nasal fracture and nasal obstruction that required surgery.
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Irizarry claims she filed a police report with local authorities but Ebanks was never arrested. Irizarry now plans to file suit in civil court.
Ebanks's lawyer tells the Daily News that "the claims are baseless."
Irizarry, meanwhile, appears to have taken some online heat for her claims, and wrote on Twitter today: "It's funny how people always blame or have anger towards the victim.. ~Scratches head~."