London - You’d think the contestants of a reality TV show called Dating Naked would be more than happy to let it all hang out, but that’’s not always the case.
One irate participant is now suing VH1’s parent company Viacom to the tune of $10-million (about R107.06m)) after it failed to blur out her genitals.
In the episode, Jessie Nizewitz, a 28-year-old New York model, engaged in a spot of naked wrestling with her reality show date. But to her horror, the show’s producers failed to blur out a revealing shot of her private parts.
“I felt lied to, manipulated and used,” she said. “I was horrified.”
The show’s audience were quick to point out the offending clip. Nizewitz claims people started calling her after the episode had aired, and the number of people who caught a glimpse of her as nature intended included her parents and grandparents.
Soon, there were pictures and comments on social media.
“Yo! They showed this chick's box,” wrote one man, who then posted a screengrab and asked to be part of the show's post-production team. On Facebook, a woman commented she “had to pause and rewind and replay in slowmo” to make sure she had seen what she thought she had. Another woman claimed to have seen Nizewitz’s “booty hole”.
Nizewitz claims the episode ruined a budding romance, saying that the man she was dating never called her again after the show had aired.
“He was employed, Jewish, in his 30s and that’s pretty much ideal,” Nizewitz said.
Dating Naked first aired in July this year. - Tonight Reporter