ACTRESS:She said her lawyer, William J. Cone Jr. Youree Dell Harris, 53,
died Tuesday in Palm Beach.
Harris was born in Los Angeles struggling actress
when psychic readers Network hired her in the late 1990s to play Miss Cleo. She adopted the Jamaican heritage of her family for the role,
and to persuade viewers to call psychic readings allegedly free.
In a commercial one, and it is poring over tarot cards before a caller says
that the father of her child is “one who is very unpleasant,
and it was another friend while he was sleeping with you … but you know that.”
Commercial ended with the slogan, “Call me now!”
The federal government said those calls “free” cost consumers about $ 1000000000.
It said the Federal Trade Commission in the psychic service promised a free reading,
but were directed to consumers call toll-free 900 number to charge $ 4.99 per minute.
The agency said nearly 6 million people have made such calls
and Oathm on average about $ 60 apiece.
Sorry psychic readers parent company of the network $ 500 million in customer fees in the settlement in 2002.
After the settlement,
Harris mostly faded from view for more than a decade.
She was a character in “Grand Theft Auto: Vice City” video game, and was an advocate for gay rights after coming out as a lesbian.
Harris returned to the public in 2014 when she appeared in the “Hot Line”, a documentary film,
which appeared in the world of phone intermediaries,
phone sex workers and specialists suicide prevention.
Said Tony Shaff, a film producer, and found them to be
“warm and welcoming and larger than life.”
“She was smart as a whip and very intuitive,” said Shaff.
“There was a lot of negative psychological hot lines surrounding that wanted to tell your personal story.” He said it understood that some consumers feel they have been cheated, “but she was being paid to do a job.”
He said Harris claimed to have paranormal abilities, but did not like to be called psychic reader or tarot because it felt it had a much broader powers.
Bis Harris briefly character of Miss Cleo last year in a series of online ads for General Mills, which has been re-grain French toast crunch to them. Ads stopped after psychic readers lawsuit against the network, saying that he has a personality.
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