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It’s Called ‘Dating Naked,’ But One Contestant Is Suing for $10 Million — Claiming the Program Showed Too Much

Aug 22, 2014  •  Post A Comment

VH1’s dating show “Dating Naked” teases the idea of showing potential mates meeting and dating while completely naked, but one contestant is suing the show for allegedly showing too much, reports Deadline.com.

Jessie Nizewitz, 28, is suing VH1 owner Viacom, along with show producers Lighthearted Entertainment and Firelight Entertainment, for $10 million, as well as unspecified damages related to her loss of income related to the show’s revealing shots. While she signed up for the show’s premise, Nizewitz alleges she didn’t realize that would mean she would be shown naked below the waist, given that the show is supposed to blur out contestants’ private parts, the story reports.

In a beach scene in the July 31 episode, Nizewitz claims the program “as broadcast, shows Plaintiff’s wrestling takedown of her date, but Defendants did not blur out her vagina and anus, which were fully exposed to all viewers,” according to the complaint.

The suit adds: “Plaintiff, who was watching the initial showing, was shocked, horrified, and outraged to observe this intrusion into her privacy to all to see.”

Nizewitz claims she was told while filming the series that her genitals would be blurred or cropped out, and that producers gave her additional assurances about blurring before she agreed to the wrestling scene.

“Since the initial airing of the third episode of ‘Dating Naked,’ Plaintiff has suffered and continues to suffer severe extreme emotional distress, mental anguish, humiliation and embarrassment, as the uncensored episode and uncensored pictures therefrom have been uploaded to various Internet websites including YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr,” the complaint alleges.

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4 Comments

  1. If I were the judge in this case, I’d find for the defendant, and then award her a dollar. As if being on a show called “Dating Naked” wasn’t already an “intrusion into her privacy to all to see.”

  2. I’ll second that motion Scott !!

  3. And I’ll third that motion, Scott.

    That someone would agree to appear on something called “Dating Naked” them complain about the “intrusion into her privacy” when she’s shown naked is pretty hilarious.

  4. All those in favor, aye (see)

    Please, No privacy issues here when you sign on the line your bound to come up on the short end.

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