‘Dating Naked’ cast member sues Vh1 for not blurring her crotch

Tep Mayo – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

New York, NY, United States (4E) – New York Post reports that a cast member of “Dating Naked” is suing VH1 for accidentally airing uncensored shot of her crotch on July 31.

“Dating Naked” is a nude reality TV dating show produced by VH1, an American cable television network based in New York City. The show focuses on nude male and female participants in an attempt to match the two. VH1 blurs shows naked buttocks of both genders but blurs out genitals of both sexes along with the breasts of the women.

In a $10 million lawsuit against the producers, Viacom, Firelight Entertainment, and Lighthearted Entertainment, Jessie Nizewitz, 28, claims that the producers pressured her into performing a “WWE-style wrestling move” on the wet beach sand. It was during this performance that Nizewitz’s private parts were exposed.

“I felt lied to, manipulated and used. I was horrified. … I immediately started getting text messages. Everyone saw it. One of the messages read, ‘So your money shot is on cable TV.’”

“Dating Naked” according to Entertainment Weekly, averages just 800,000 viewers a week. After the episode aired on July 31, Nizewitz claims that she was bullied on social media and became the butt of jokes on YouTube, Twitter and Tumbler.

However, people close to her were tremendously affected. “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.”

She also claims that she lost a potential boyfriend in the process. “He never called me again after the show aired. I would have hoped we could have had a long-term relationship. He was employed, Jewish, in his 30s and that’s pretty much ideal.”

That actress thinks the network owes her lots of money and an apology.

Viacom, Firelight and Lighthearted were not available for comment.

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