When Vh1 debuted their new dating show, Dating Naked, I am sure they had high hopes of the show becoming a trending topic across social media. The show — which is exactly what is sounds like, contestants who have never met, date, while naked — has become a trending topic, but not for breaking ratings records.
Instead, everyone seems to be talking about the fact that a contestant has now sued Vh1’s parent company Viacom as well as two production companies because the show showed her too naked. For real!
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Model Jessie Nizewitz has sued because her crotch was apparently flashed across the screen leading to screen shots to be shared by complete strangers across Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, supposedly humiliating Nizewitz. (FYI — Dating Naked typically shows bare buttocks, but breasts and genitals are heavily blurred.)
Through her attorney Jessie released a statement to Entertainment Weekly. “I have no problem going to a beach in a bikini or people seeing me on TV in a bikini. Although I went on this show knowing that I would be nude while taping it I was told that my private parts would be blurred for TV. If you watch an episode, you will see that the blur actually makes it less revealing than a bikini would. Obviously, I did not expect the world to see my private parts, this is not what I anticipated or what any other contestants on the show anticipated.”
The lawsuit reads, “Plaintiff… was shocked, horrified and outraged to observe this intrusion into her privacy for all to see. Immediately Plaintiff became subject to ridicule by those watching. … Plaintiff has suffered and continues to suffer extreme emotional distress, mental anguish, humiliation and embarrassment. … Defendants knew or reasonably should have known that broadcasting an individual’s vagina and anus on national cable television would cause substantial and severe emotional distress.”
And to make matters worse, a guy that Jessie had been dating stopped calling after the show aired. Which if course was because her genitals were flashed on national television.
Can we call shenanigans on this? Is this not the most ridiculous lawsuit?? You went on Dating Naked and they showed you naked!! Get over it!
TELL US! DO YOU THINK SHE HAS A CASE? OR DO YOU THINK SHE IS JUST SUING TO GAIN A LITTLE MORE FAME?
[photo courtesy: Vh1]