DQ'd 'Top Model' Must Arbitrate $4M Row With Tyra Banks

Law360, Los Angeles (June 25, 2015, 7:03 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Thursday tentatively sent a former "America's Next Top Model" contestant's $4 million suit against Tyra Banks and the show's producers to arbitration, saying Angelea Preston's contract and unpaid wage claims are covered by the release she signed before appearing on the show.

Preston, a three-time contestant on the show, had alleged that she was crowned the grand-prize winner on her last go-round, in 2011, only to see Banks and the show's producers revoke the prize because of her previous work as an escort.

During Thursday's hearing, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Steven Kleifield issued a written tentative...

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