'Dating Naked' contestant sues for being shown naked on TV
- Couples take a ride in a pedicab to promote the new VH1 series "Dating Naked" on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Invision for VH1/AP Images)
Jessie Nizewitz is suing Viacom as well as the producers of "Dating Naked" for $10 million. Jesse claims she was humiliated on social media with horrible messages after producers assured her certain parts of her body would be covered during a wrestling scene. She says when the show aired, viewers were treated to the full Monty.
"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," Nizewitz told the New York Post.
Nizewitz's attorney, Matthew J. Blit, released a statement to Entertainment Weekly reading: "Although I went on this show knowing that I would be nude while taping it I was told that my private parts would be blurred for TV. If you watch an episode, you will see that the blur actually makes it less revealing than a bikini would. 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."
On top of the money, Nizewitz wants a huge apology from the network. She claims the show cost her a budding relationship with someone she had been seeing for a month who never called her after the episode aired.
VH1 and Viacom have not commented on the lawsuit.