No mom wants her 5-year-old daughter being called a "prosti-tot" or other such things. Even if she's partially or wholly responsible for that happening.
According to Susanna Barrett and her lawyer, the bad reputation that her daughter, Isabella Barrett, has gotten since a video of her singing along to LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It" and Rihanna's "We Found Love" is why she's suing for $30 million.
Barrett's problem isn't that TMZ posted the video.
She gave them the footage, in fact.
It's that she was under the impression TMZ was going to write a "fluff story," but ended up making a "brazen attempt to sexualize" her child. Allegedly.
First off, Barrett says, her daughter was not performing in a nightclub, as reported, but rather in an impromptu sing-along at a pet-charity dinner.
"It was kind of a spontaneous thing," the elder Barrett recalls. "You can see other people had their camera and cell phones out. You know Isabella is on a reality show so it's not uncommon for people to be taking pictures of her."