Turns out that you don’t have to be Jewish to be on the receiving end of antisemitism. Burlesque performer and style icon Dita Von Teese has won a lawsuit against her former landlord, who refused to return Von Teese’s $5,000 security deposit after he went on a “Mel Gibson-style” antisemitic rant against her managers. Landlord Lallubhai Patel claimed in a countersuit that Von Teese had damaged the property, but after he was a no-show for several court appearances the star won her suit by default. On a positive note, it is fun to observe that “Mel Gibson” has basically become shorthand for anti-Jewish remarks.
Dita Von Teese Wins Lawsuit Against Antisemitic Landlord