Dating Naked is a new breakout series on VH1, and while many are amused by the show, one cast member is not. Jessie Nizewitz is suing the network’s operator Viacom and two production companies for $10 million because she was “too naked” on her episode.
For those who haven’t seen the VH1 show, Dating Naked, the whole concept of the show is, well, dating naked. Two individuals, a man and woman, are sent to paradise to date naked because they claim they’ve tried every other form of dating and have come up empty.
The idea behind dating naked is that with no clothes, there are no barriers and therefore a “real” connection can possibly be formed. The two individuals first go on a date with each other, and then they each go on two more dates. By the end of the show, the original daters are asked to pick who they would like to continue dating, and that’s about it! While the show is all about being dating naked, cast members are guaranteed to have all their naughty bits blurred out.
According to E! News, Nizewits, a 28-year-old New York model filed the lawsuit Wednesday because she says all her naughty bits weren’t properly blurred out during her episode on Dating Naked. Entertainment Weekly went on to say that Nizewits claimed that VH1 flashed her crotch during one segment where she was playfully wrestling with her date, and after viewers noticed the blur malfunction, she says she endured jokes on social media at her expense:
“Plantiff… was shocked, horrified and outraged to observe this intrusion into her privacy for all to see,” reads the suit filed by attorney Matthew J. Blit in New York on Wednesday. “Immediately Plaintiff became subject to ridicule by those watching … Plaintiff has suffered and continues to suffer extreme emotional distress, mental anguish, humiliation and embarrassment…”
While Dating Naked does show nude backsides, they do make sure that breasts and genitals are significantly blurred out. Nizewits even admit that the blurs often show less then wearing a bikini:
“If you watch an episode, you will see that the blur actually makes it less revealing than a bikini would.”
While Nizewits has noted in a statement that she knew she would be naked on the show, she says that she wasn’t expecting the whole world to see her privates:
“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.”
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