Toss Suit Over 'Slanty-Eyed' Pic: Miley's Lawyers

Plaintiff asking $4K for each of LA's Asian-Americans
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2009 8:32 AM CDT
Miley Cyrus performs on ABC's 'Good Morning America', Wednesday, April 8, 2009, in New York.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
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(Newser) – Miley Cyrus, probably ruing the day she slanted her eyes in a picture, is pushing to toss a $4 billion lawsuit related to the photo, E! reports. Cyrus’ lawyers challenged Lucie Kim’s suit, citing a civil rights statute that basically says Kim doesn’t deserve money simply for being insulted. Plus, Kim acknowledged Cyrus “did not intend to discriminate,” according to the document. The hearing is set for June 4. (Read more Miley Cyrus stories.)