'Toddlers & Tiaras' Mom Says AOL, Others Defamed Girl

Law360, New York (January 25, 2012, 3:23 PM EST) -- The mother of a pint-sized beauty queen on Tuesday fired a libel suit at a trio of media outlets she said published defamatory articles that presented her 5-year-old daughter as a “sexual icon" and attracted the attention of "deviants and child predators.”

Warner Brothers Entertainment Inc., Associated Newspapers Ltd. and AOL Inc. were sued in New York state court by Susanna Barrett, the mother of Isabella Barrett, one of the stars of cable network TLC’s child beauty pageant reality series “Toddlers & Tiaras."  Barrett claims the...
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