NBC’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit against the show “To Catch a Predator” was denied yesterday, allowing the suit to go ahead, TheWrap.com reports.
U.S. District Court Judge Edward M. Chen issued the ruling, and also ruled to dismiss a claim of defamation by the man bringing the lawsuit, Anurag Tiwari, the story reports.
According to the story, Tiwari was filmed arriving at a “Predator” sting house in Petaluma, Calif., in 2006. In his legal documents, Tiwari asserts that NBC directed the police to inflict emotional distress and to deliberately humiliate him for the cameras.
Chen ruled in Tiwari’s favor, writing that "a reasonable jury could find that it wasn’t necessary for police to arrest Tiwari in a sensational way, or film him being restrained in handcuffs during his detention and interview with police," the story notes.
NBC did not respond to TheWrap’s request for a comment.