Woman Claims Rihanna’s Lipstick Gave Her Herpes, Sues

05.30.13 4 years ago 21 Comments

A woman has filed a lawsuit against MAC Cosmetics after she says she contracted herpes when she sampled Rihanna’s signature RiRi Woo lipstick earlier this month.

28-year-old Starkeema Greenidge says she stopped by a MAC pop-up shop when she attended the singer’s show at the Barclays Center on May 7th. According to the Harlem native, she asked the MAC employee if the tube of RiRi Woo lipstick was “clean,” to which the employee answered, “yeah, yeah, yeah.” Greenidge claims the MAC representative then applied a used tube of the red lipstick to her top lip and was instructed to “press her lips together and spread the lipstick around.” Two days later, Greenidge claims her upper lip was “swollen with blisters.” A trip to her doctor confirmed Greenidge had contracted the virus.

Greendridge, a waitress, is requesting unspecified damages, claiming the herpes has not only caused her “mental anguish and emotional distress” but she also missed two weeks of work that costed her “a lot of money.”

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