When you’re on a reality show called “Dating Naked,” baring it all is part of the game. But one former contestant says her genitalia wasn’t blurred in one scene when the show aired on VH1, and now she’s suing for $10 million.
‘Dating Naked’ contestant sues for $10 million
Jessie Nizewitz, a 28-year-old model, claims in a lawsuit filed against VH1 operator Viacom and two production companies that her crotch was briefly exposed in a scene where she wrestled with a male contestant on the beach. The lawsuit, filed in New York on Wednesday, states that uncensored images were sent around social media following the airing, and that Nizewitz was “shocked, horrified and outraged to observe this intrusion into her privacy for all to see.”
“This is not what I anticipated,” said Nizewitz in a statement to NBC.
Her suit also states that the show “promised that all frontal and genital nudity would be blurred out when broadcast.”
But can a birthday suit lawsuit get any traction in the courts?
“She has a problem that she’s on a show called ‘Dating Naked,'” said NBC News legal analyst Lisa Bloom on TODAY Friday. “Nevertheless, she has a reasonable argument that she did not expect to be broadcast fully naked even though she was taping the show actually nude.”
VH1 and Viacom declined to comment on the case.
“Dating Naked” airs on VH1 Thursdays at 9 p.m.
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