The NY Daily News reports that a woman has claimed in a lawsuit that she contracted herpes at a Rihanna concert in Brooklyn from the singer’s RiRi Woo lipstick.
28 year old Starkeema Greenidge (yes that’s right STARKEEMA) from Harlem, New York alleges she contracted the virus when a representative of MAC operating inside a pop-up shop at the concert applied a used tube of lipstick on her upper lip.
The employee instructed her to “press her lips together and spread the lipstick around,” according to the suit.
“(MAC) didn’t use a fresh or new lipstick tube, but rather one that had been used for other patrons,” the suit charges.
The suit contends MAC “should have known . . . it was unsanitary and exposing patrons to possible spread of disease.”
Two days later, Greenidge developed a cold sore on her lip that her doctor diagnosed as herpes.
Requesting unspecified damages, Greenidge claims the herpes has caused her “mental anguish and emotional distress.”
“I wasn’t able to work for two weeks. It cost me a lot of money. “This is going to happen over and over again if nothing is done”.
Why do I have the sneaking suspicion that this woman caught the herpes virus elsewhere…. Hmmmmm….
But if she is in fact telling the truth then I don’t quite understand why she would have knowingly allowed the representative to use a used tube of lipstick on her lips.
Anyway good luck with this law suit Starkeema.