Dating Naked has been a fun show on VH1 this summer. I think I have some sort of conflict when that shows comes on because sometimes it tapes and sometimes it doesn’t. I just watched the last episode where one of the female choices for the main male contestant claimed to be a virgin who had never seen a penis “in real life.” It was pretty funny. It seemed like she was not going to go through with getting naked right from the start. She finally did it and went on a date with a guy who I thought was kind of a jerk. They went out on a boat ride and she puked the entire time. She left the program shortly after the boat finally got her to shore.
So when I heard today that someone was suing VH1 (Thanks for the emails) for showing them naked on a dating naked show, I assumed it was that girl. But it’s not.
It’s a girl named Jesse. She looks familiar and I think I saw the episode, but I really don’t pay that much attention to the show when I watch it, it’s mainly background noise while I work on the blog. I can’t for the life of me remember anything interesting about her or her dating choices. According to her, on one of her dates they failed to blur her genitals for a second or two while she was wrestling a date on the beach.
I think this is Jessie’s episode on The Soup. I would have remembered this glorious meltdown at the choosing ceremony. So I did not see this episode. Too bad we will probably never see it now.
According to Entertainment Weekly, “I have no problem going to a beach in a bikini or people seeing me on TV in a bikini,” Nizewitz said in a statement released to EW by her attorney, Matthew J. Blit. “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.”
According to the lawsuit via EW, “Plaintiff… was shocked, horrified and outraged to observe this intrusion into her privacy for all to see,” reads the suit. “Immediately Plaintiff became subject to ridicule by those watching. … Plaintiff has suffered and continues to suffer extreme emotional distress, mental anguish, humiliation and embarrassment. … Defendants knew or reasonably should have known that broadcasting an individual’s vagina and anus on national cable television would cause substantial and severe emotional distress.”
Jessie got a ration of shit on social media about the incident. She is upset that her grandma saw her hoo haa but most importantly, Jessie told The New York Post that her boyfriend dumped her after watching the show. “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.”
What do you do when you are embarrassed about your lady bits appearing on national TV? Well, apparently first you file a lawsuit asking for $10 million dollars in damages. Then you take your laptop with a copy of the episode to the offices of EW and others and show them your poontang just in case they missed it. This will ensure that everyone who DVRed the show and never got around to watching will be fast forwarding to take a peek at your chuckalina .
Would you find for the plaintiff in this situation or for the defendant?
Dating Naked airs Thursdays at 9 on VH1.