A New York woman has filed a lawsuit after contracting herpes at a Rihanna concert. Starkeema Greenidge claims she was infected by the virus when she sampled a lipstick offered by one of the singer’s sponsors.
Greenidge is seeking unspecified damages for the “mental anguish and emotional distress” caused by Rihanna’s signature RiRi Woo lipstick.,,,
The Harlem resident told Manhattan supreme court that she was herpes- and fancy-free when she arrived at Rihanna’s 7 May gig at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. But her life took a terrible turn when she stopped in at the concert’s officially endorsed Mac Cosmetics pop-up shop. Brandishing a stick of Rihanna’s red Woo lipstick, an employee allegedly applied herpes to Greenidge’s lips. “[She] didn’t use a fresh or new lipstick tube, but rather one that had been used for other patrons,” the lawsuit claimed.