Game Show Host Named In Sexual Harassment Suit
Attorney Urges Network To ‘Deal’
A group of models from NBC
’s new prime time game show Deal Or No Deal
have hired famed Detroit attorney Geoffrey Fieger
to represent them in a class action sexual harassment suit to be filed against the show’s host, Howie Mandel
The network and the show’s producers are also named in the suit, which alleges that Mandel’s off screen behavior is less than professional.
Twenty-one of the twenty-six briefcase models on the show allege inappropriate behavior by Mandel ranging from "cupping" and "touching" to "lascivious tongue motions" and the use of "suggestive speech."
Models 1, 2, 4-6, 8-10, 12, 13, 15-20 and 22-26, all of whom are either white or Asian have been advised by Fieger to refrain from comment during ongoing investigations.
Models 3, 7, 11, 14 and 21 are African-American.
According to Number 11, Mandel "avoided us like the plague." When asked to define the ‘us’ in her statement, Number 11 simply rolled her eyes and said "Please."
The Reverend Jesse Jackson
, Spike Lee
and the NAACP
also think it’s no coincidence that Mandel has chosen to make advances only towards "white women," and are beginning their own investigation to see if there is an undercurrent of racism throughout the network.
A spokesman for NBC
said the network has "no comment at this time."
Former stand-up comedian Mandel, an admitted obsessive compulsive germophobe who once sported a near-Afro hairstyle, is now completely bald.
Doctors attribute his hair loss to "excessively vigorous shampooing."
A.) So the dude digs white meat. Big Deal.
C.) Hey, man. Wake up! It’s your turn to say something.
A.) Yeah, wake up. You missed a good story.
B.) I did? Sorry, I didn’t get much sleep last night.
C.) Well, what do you think?
B.) About what?
A.) About Mandel, stupid.
B.) Howie Mandel?
A.) That’s the one.
B.) He’s an asshole. And he’s not very funny.
C.) Amen, brother.##