Rihanna Fans Sue: RiRi Woo Lipstick Gave Woman Herpes? Sues MAC Cosmetics After Trying Used Sample, Lip Was 'Irritated and Hugely Swollen'
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A fan is suing Rihanna after claiming that her new lipstick gave the fan herpes.
According to CBS Local, Starkeema Greenidge, 28, from Harlem, New York said she received herpes from a sample tube of RiRi Woo lipstick at a May 7 Rihanna concert at Barclays Center and plans on suing MAC Cosmetics for mental anguish and emotional distress.
Greenidge said she was given a pre-used sample of lipstick from a booth that was step up at the show.
According to a lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, Greenidge stopped into the MAC officially endorsed pop-up shop at the concert to sample the RiRi Woo lipstick. Greenidge claims the sales clerk chose not to use a new tube of lipstick, but instead "one that had been used for other patrons."
Two days later, Greenidge said she discovered a cold sore on her lip which was later diagnosed by her doctor as oral herpes, according to her lawyers.
"This is going to happen over and over again if nothing is done," Greenidge, a waitress, told the Daily News. "I wasn't able to work for two weeks. It cost me a lot of money."
"My whole lip was irritated and hugely swollen," Greenidge said, according to TMZ. She also told TMZ that other concertgoers also applied the lipstick, which allegedly left irritated lips.
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Jun 03, 2013 09:52 AM EDT