Dating Naked Contestant Sues over Crotch Shot
From birthday suit to lawsuit.
Dating Naked cast member Jessie Nizewitz is suing VH1’s parent company Viacom for breach of contract after the network aired uncensored au naturel footage of Nizewitz to shocked viewers of the titillating reality show.
The complaint, which was filed in Manhattan, also takes two production companies to task for broadcasting a clip in July during which a shot of Nizewitz’s crotch was not blurred out.
The model says producers promised non-G-rated glimpses of her body would be appropriately concealed.
That’s not exactly how it all went down on Dating Naked‘s third episode, which showed Nizewitz, 28, and her potential paramour getting, well, down and dirty in the sand as they wrestled, setting the stage for the peek-a-boo in question.
The suit, obtained by PEOPLE, claims Nizewitz suffered “severe emotional distress, mental anguish, humiliation, and embarrassment” after the slip-up.
“I felt lied to, manipulated and used. I was horrified,” the Long Island-based Nizewitz told the New York Post, adding, “I immediately started getting text messages. Everyone saw it.”
She also says that the offending boob-tube exposé ruined a burgeoning romance.
“He never called me again after the show aired,” she told the paper. “I would have hoped we could have had a long-term relationship.”
Nizewitz is seeking $10 million in damages. A rep for the network declined to comment.