Dita Von Teese sues for antisemitism

Dita Von Teese is sueing over the "Mel Gibson" style rant

Dita Von Teese is sueing over the "Mel Gibson" style rant

Burlesque artist Dita Von Teese has filed a lawsuit against her former landlord for making antisemitic remarks - despite the fact that she is not Jewish.

Ms Von Teese said the comments came after she told her landlord she was leaving the property and wanted her £3,200 deposit back.

According to court documents filed in Los Angeles, the landlord "went on Mel Gibson-like antisemitic tangents, personally attacking [Ms Von Teese’s] Jewish managers and business managers.”

He also allegedly warned her to “beware of Jews” because “in your business no one can do anything without them.

“Jews they have shucks [sic] the whole world dry and still more to come."

Ms Von Teese is perhaps best known for a routine that involved her stripping while in a giant cocktail glass.

Last updated: 1:52pm, August 31 2010