Seasoned reality TV viewers are well-aware that STD tests are common on shows where the contestants are sequestered, especially for dating shows, but Bravo is taking the STD precautions a step further- allegedly.
Supposedly, Bravo has an “STD clause” that prevents the shows’ stars from suing the network if they contract an STD while filming.
That sounds like overkill, but there so many sue-happy people these days that I don’t blame the network for being cautious. According to an article from Page Six, “such provisions are common across all networks, especially on dating shows.”
Does Bravo even have any “dating shows” these days? Sure Millionaire Matchmaker used to be on the network, but what constitutes a “dating show” at this point? I guess the antics on Vanderpump Rules and Summer House could justify this STD clause, but neither of those shows are (officially) focused on dating.
Page Six also reports “the contracts also officially warn stars that their fellow combatants aren’t tested for sexually transmitted diseases.” Oh. Apparently reps for Bravo had no comment.
TELL US- ARE YOU SURPRISED THAT BRAVO (ALLEGEDLY) HAS A CLAUSE PREVENTING ITS STARS FROM SUING IF THEY CONTRACT STDS? IS IT JUSTIFIED TO BE CAUTIOUS OR IS IT OVER THE TOP AND RIDICULOUS?
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