In a move that’s kind of like sitting in the front row at SeaWorld and then suing them for getting wet, a contestant on VH1‘s low-concept, goods-as-advertised, “Ah, fuck it“-style reality show Dating Naked is suing the producers after she appeared on the show naked whilst on a date. Yep.
Jessie Nizewitz – an aspiring runway model by trade – was apparently repeatedly assured by producers of the show that her personal business would be blurred out. However when her episode went to air, in a segment where she performed some manner of wrestling manoeuvre on her date, the briefest glimpse of her crotch apparently made it to air un-blurred. Admittedly, in a show where people are naked constantly, blurring everything is a pretty big job. But still, one shot slipped through the cracks, and therefore lawsuit, right?
So sayeth Nizewitz: “I immediately started getting text messages. Everyone saw it. My Grandma saw it. I saw her this week and she didn’t have much to say to me. She’s probably mad. My parents are just annoyed.“
Her lawsuit names VH1 parent company Viacom, as well as the production companies Firelight Entertainment and Lighthearted Entertainment, and is seeking the hilariously American figured of $10million.
Not only has she suffered humiliation and embarrassment – we reiterate, because people saw her naked when she appeared naked on a show called Naked Dating – they’ve also cost her a budding relationship.
“He never called me again after the show aired. I would have hoped we could have had a long-term relationship. He was employed, Jewish, in his 30s and that’s pretty much ideal.“
And to think. If only that errant shot on that DATING SHOW where she appeared NAKED with SOMEONE ELSE had been blurred, she might well have landed that 35 year-old Jewish job-haver.
Really makes you think, doesn’t it.
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