Bloomberg Law
Jan. 27, 2023, 10:10 PM

OMG Girlz-MGA Fight Roiled by Shouts of Racism After Mistrial

Riddhi Setty
Riddhi Setty

Allegations of racism and and attorney misconduct are roiling an intellectual property lawsuit between a disbanded teen pop group and the maker of a series of dolls they say misappropriated their images—even after a mistrial was declared this week.

MGA Entertainment Inc., the company behind the popular L.O.L. Surprise! OMG Dolls, responded in a Thursday filing to allegations that their attorney, Jennifer Keller of Keller Anderle LLP, during cross examination had inappropriately “tried to weaponize a term, the ‘N-word,’” used by former OMG Girlz member Zonnique Pullins in song lyrics.

Those allegations, made in OMG Girlz’ after-the-fact opposition to the ...