Lisa D’Amato (right) posted the video aimed at Tyra Banks (left) (Picture: Getty/Instagram)
America’s Next Top Model star Lisa D’Amato has shared a video claiming Tyra Banks ‘exploited her childhood trauma’ for the show.
The model, 40, found fame in 2005 after placing sixth on the show, before returning in 2011 and winning the All-Star competition.
Lisa took to Instagram this week to allege that Tyra, 47, ‘used her childhood trauma’ against her and that she risked a breach of contract by opening up about it on E!’s True Hollywood Story.
She claims in the video: ‘I did it knowing that it was a breach of contract, still, because I felt like it was my duty to warn other girls that were going to audition for America’s Next Top Model to know that what you guys do and the way that you guys would poke me and use my childhood trauma against me, day in and day out.
‘It was just so f**ked up, and it broke my heart. Like, how could you do that? I don’t know how you sleep at night.
‘You, Tyra, you knew very well the horrible trauma that my mom inflicted on me, and you also talk so much about how you wouldn’t be where you are without your mother and how powerful she is.
‘So knowing that, you still did that to me and continued to do it to other girls, even after I spoke publicly about it.’
Lisa also shared footage from other former contestants of the show, Jeana Turner and Angelea Preston, who previously called out the show.
She continued: ‘How do you sleep at night? How do you sleep at night knowing that you’re torturing and poking at people’s, girls’ childhood traumas for your own profit?’
Tyra hasn’t yet addressed Lisa’s claims (Picture: ABC via Getty Images)
Although Tyra has yet to address Lisa’s video, she spoke out last year after an old clip from a 2006 episode of ANTM went viral, in which she told a contestant that she’d never make it as a ‘covergirl’ with a gap in her teeth.
Tyra tweeted at the time: ‘Been seeing the posts about the insensitivity of some past ANTM moments and I agree with you.
‘Looking back, those were some really off choices. Appreciate your honest feedback and am sending so much love and virtual hugs.’
Metro.co.uk has reached out to Tyra Banks’ rep for comment.