A woman by the name of Starkeema Greenidge claims that she was at a Rihanna concert at Barclays Center in Brooklyn when she was approached by a MAC rep hawking samples of their lipstick. She claims in a lawsuit that as a result of the sample directly from the shared tube, she got herpes.
Greenidge claims the rep applied the RiRi Woo, red lipstick — endorsed by Rihanna — to her upper lip, told her to press her lips together and spread it around.
The suit claims the lipstick had been previously applied to the lips of others at the concert, and someone had the herp.
Greenidge told TMZ … the day after the concert, “My whole lip was irritated and hugely swollen.” Greenidge says she went to a doctor and he told her she had herpes.
The suit accuses M.A.C. of shoddy business practices — applying lipstick directly from the tube instead of using either disposable samples or individual swabs.
Do you blame the woman for suing? Wouldn’t it be hard to prove that she contracted herpes from the MAC lipstick? At least she’s not suing Rihanna directly. What do you think? Frivolous lawsuit or pay up?