A Los Angeles judge dismissed a lawsuit against Miley Cyrus which accused her of discriminating against Asians after she was photographed making ‘slant eyes.’ Lucie Kim sued Miley in February after a photo emerged of Miley and friends slanting their eyes.
Kim’s lawyer filed under a statute that prohibits businesses from discriminating against minorities. Kim claimed that Miley ‘should have known that her image would be publicly disseminated via the media, which focuses on her private life.’
The judges said he was not convinced Miley had violated a state law protecting citizens from discrimination by businesses. Miley’s lawyers said the Unruh Civil Rights Act, cited by Kim’s attorney, related to access to public accommodation and is not intended to provide redress for racial insults.