Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Woman Sues Jack Osbourne over Armed and Famous Reality Show

A woman whose home was mistakenly raided by police during the filming of CBS reality show Armed & Famous is seeking $1 million in damages in a lawsuit recently filed in federal court. "This is not a dime to CBS," the plaintiff's Indianapolis civil rights attorney Michael Sutherlin said. "If they want to make a circus of police shows, they ought to be held accountable." The lawsuit, filed last week in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, in Indianapolis, lists as defendants celebrity cop Jack Osbourne, Muncie officer Michael Edwards, Muncie Police Chief Joe Winkle, Mayor Dan Canan, CBS Broadcasting Inc., and production company Good TV Inc. It alleges that around 12:30 a.m. Dec. 12, Muncie police officers -- including SWAT team members and Osbourne -- entered Lyndsay Clements's home in the 800 block of West Main Street under the belief that she was harboring a fugitive. They handcuffed Clements in her nightgown for 30 minutes, according to Sutherlin, and ransacked her apartment while production crews filmed the activity.

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