NJ Dwarf Couple Sues Cable Channel For Defamation

COLLINGSWOOD, N.J. – A dwarf couple from southern New Jersey has filed a defamation lawsuit against a cable television channel that used a doctored photo of the pair to spoof reality television shows.

Cara and Gibson Reynolds say the sketch — which aired in 2009 on E! Entertainment Channel’s “Talk Soup” — caused them much emotional distress. The Collingswood couple seeks compensatory and punitive damages in the suit filed in Philadelphia Common Pleas court.

In the sketch, the show used an Associated Press photo of the couple and superimposed tattooed babies in pageant sashes and lingerie supermodels to illustrate a fake reality show called “Fertile Little Tattooed Pageant Parents Who Enjoy Baking.”

Besides the cable channel, the suit also names Comcast — which owns E! — and “Talk Soup” host Joel McHale.

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