Ellen DeGeneres' lawsuit over 'embarrassing' joke dismissed

The comedian was in hot water

Ellen DeGeneres' lawsuit over 'embarrassing' joke dismissed

Ellen DeGeneres' lawsuit over an offensive joke on her show has been dismissed.

The host came under fire in June 2016 when she mis-read a woman's name on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

The actress read out Titi Pierce's name as "Titty" instead of the correct pronounciation of "Tee Tee."

Lawsuit: The lawsuit against Ellen has been dropped | NBC
Advertisement

Titi, a real estate agent, filed the lawsuit against Ellen, claiming Ellen's mockery had resulted in emotional distress, embarrassment and anger.

The show's producers also failed to blur out the woman's phone number and resulted in her receiving prank phone calls.

However, a Georgia judge has ruled that there was nothing untoward about Ellen poking fun at Titi's name, and gave an explanation of the English language for the realtor in the process.

According to TMZ.com, the court documents say that the judge said, "The letter 'i' in the English language can be pronounced in several ways.

"While Titi chooses to pronounce her name with 'e,' there is nothing demonstrably false in pronouncing it with 'i' as DeGeneres did," he continued.

Comments