Typically when you attend a concert a t-shirt is a perfect souvenir to bring home as a gift to yourself. But unfortunately for Starkeema Greenidge, 28 of Harlem, NY, her gift is one that keeps on giving and is incurable.
On May 7th, Greenidge attended the Rihanna concert at Barclays in Brooklyn. She happened upon a MAC pop-up shop promoting Rihanna’s new RiRi Woo lipstick. According to the lawsuit the employee instructed her to “press her lips together and spread the lipstick around”.
“(MAC) didn’t use a fresh or new lipstick tube, but rather one that had been used for other patrons,” the suit charges.
The suit also states MAC “should have known . . . it was unsanitary and exposing patrons to possible spread of disease.”
Just two days after attending the concert, Greenidge developed a cold sore on her lip that her doctor diagnosed as herpes. Requesting unspecified damages, Greenidge claims the herpes has caused her “mental anguish and emotional distress.”
According to the site, STD Testing, oral herpes, caused by HSV1, is the country’s most prevalent viral STDs.