Heather Rae Young’s lawsuit drama at the strip club explained

Heather Rae Young may have started her career as an actress (per IMDb), but she rose to widespread fame for starring in the Netflix hit “Selling Sunset.” As revealed by her IMDb page, the bubbly blonde joined the cast of the show in 2019 and has enjoyed five seasons alongside her equally famous cast mates Mary Fitzgerald and Jason Oppenheim. Thanks to the reality show, she met another famous home improvement star in ‘Flip or Flop’ Tarek El Moussa. After wed in 2021, Young and El Moussa made no secret of their plans to expand their family through IVF.

Young and El Moussa faced some obstacles along the way, but in July, the reality star happily announced her pregnancy on Instagram. “Surprise!!! Baby El Moussa coming early 2023!!” She wrote on the post, including a single white heart emoji at the bottom of her caption. A few days later, she shared another upload, explaining that her “miracle baby” was the result of a natural pregnancy, although she went through multiple medical procedures to conceive. “The odds were definitely against us but all that matters is that it happened… I can’t wait to hold her/him in my arms,” ​​Young shared in the lengthy update.

So, with a hit reality show, a new marriage, and a baby on the way, what could be wrong with Young’s life? Hm — just one particular lawsuit that Young filed against a strip club.

Heather Rae Young sues strip club for defamation

Heather Rae Young is used to making headlines for her killer real estate skills, so it’s a little confusing to see her name in the media for some strip club drama. According to TMZ, the Selling Sunset star filed a lawsuit after it was discovered that Platinum West and Platinum Plus Gentlemen’s Clubs in South Carolina and Pennsylvania used a picture of her in their clubs. The problem? It was without her consent. The promotional posters feature a photo of Young wearing a football shirt and short skirt paired with black knee socks and heels. “Join us for Sunday & Monday Night Football,” the flyer reads. Legal documents also stated that the club used the phrase “Cheerleaders for Every Fan” in its advertising.

According to the outlet, Young had not received an agreement or payment from the club to use her image, which is a big no-no. Among other things, TMZ reports that Young is suing the club for defamation because the photos also make it appear like she’s, well, a certain type of employee.

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But this isn’t Young’s first rodeo. In 2019, Dayton Daily News reported that Young, along with Carmen Electra and Jessica Hinton, sued WCI Inc. for “compensation and other relief resulting from the misappropriation, abuse, and alteration of the plaintiffs’ images.” The images were reportedly seen at 50 strip clubs across the country.