Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Maybe Young Women Don't Need to be Quite So Empowered


After her three-month internship with Seventeen, former Miss Seventeen contestant Brianna Burrows is preparing to sue Editor-in-Chief Atoosa Rubinstein for slander, after Rubinstein privately bitched out Burrows in her office.

Rubinstein, whose general bitchiness and insanity have made her something of a legend in the NYC media community, allegedly told Burrows that her "career in magazines was over and that [she'd] never work in this industry again."

Silly, naive Brianna. When the editor you're working for is a raging bitch, you don't file a lawsuit, you write a roman a clef. Or is the 21-year-old too young to remember the last time Lauren Weisberger wrote a book that sold?

Streisand_Disciple said...

Okay, either Brian Burrows is a liar, or her lawyer is a complete idiot. One of the elements of defamation is that you have to publish the defamatory statement to a third party; it is quite impossible to slander someone in a private conversation with them, no matter what you say during it.

EvilBeet said...

Hey! You're just trying to keep women down! No 21-year-old girl should have to deal with a boss who yells at her! It's in the Constitution somewhere. Duh.