August 22, 2014 Leave a comment
VH1 looked more like the Playboy Channel when they accidentally aired an uncensored crotch shot during an episode of the reality show “Dating Naked,” a star of the show claims in a new lawsuit. Jes…
Legitimate lawsuit or publicity stunt?
Jessie Nizewitz, a "star" on VH1’s "Dating Naked" reality show, filed a $10 million lawsuit against the show and other entities for showing an uncensored crotch shot during an episode that aired on July 31. Ms. Nizewitz claims that she was repeatedly told that her private parts would be "blurred out."
VH1’s website describes the show:
"These days we’re supposed to be more “connected” than ever, but it’s actually harder than ever to truly connect. Online dates, blind dates, and the latest in ridiculous dating apps all make it hard to see people for who they really are.
A new social experiment provides daters with a radical dating experience where before they bare their souls they bare everything else first. Each week on a primitive island resort, far from the masks of modern society, daters will go on exotic dates and be naked every step of the way.
We will follow along as two primitive daters each go on a total of three naked dates, including their first date with each other. At the end of this experience they’ll choose which of their naked dates they would like to continue dating back home. Clothing will of course be optional.
Naked daters will bare their soul and a whole lot more in this groundbreaking dating experiment."
After the episode aired she received a lot of messages on social media about the "crotch shot." Also, she claims the show cost her a “budding relationship” with a man she had been seeing for a month.
In an interview with the New York Post, Nizewitz said, "My grandma saw it. I saw her this week and she didn’t have much to say to me. She’s probably mad. My parents are just annoyed. … I think they owe me a huge apology."
It is hard to believe that she could complain about being shown naked when the show itself is about naked dating. Another major problem with her lawsuit is an alleged statement from her on Cosmopolitan, "I’m extremely comfortable in my own skin. Honestly, being naked to me means absolutely nothing." (http://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/tv/g4213/all-the-butts-of-dating-naked-so-far/?slide=4).
This could all just be a publicity stunt because of the media attention she has drawn about her lawsuit and people trying to find the episode.
Source: By Jamie Schram and Amber Sutherland / New York Post: ‘Dating Naked’ cast member sues after crotch-blur fail