Jessie Nizewitz learned the hard way about agreements and promises on Cable TV and now she’s suing. Jessie was featured on VH1’s “Dating Naked.” Now you’d think that the title of that show would give one a clue. But according to the New York Post on Aug. 20, Nizewitz was quite surprised when the program truly showed all of her.
Jessie had an agreement to appear in her birthday suit on “Dating Naked.” However, she was to be covered in wet sand, especially the critical parts. She was promised her more private parts would be blurred out. Guess what? They weren’t and now she’s furious.
“I felt lied to, manipulated and used. I was horrified,” Nizewitz told The Post, explaining that she was brought to tears. She has now become the butt of jokes on You Tube and is getting unwanted attention from the show’s Facebook page.
“I immediately started getting text messages. Everyone saw it,” the mortified Nizewitz recalled. “One of the messages read, ‘So your money shot is on cable TV.’”
The worst part of it all is that her family saw it, including her grandmother who Jessie says “doesn’t have much to say to me.” Jessie says her parents are annoyed.
So now the 28-year-old model has filed a $10 million lawsuit against VH1 and the two production companies of the show, Firelight Entertainment and Lighthearted Entertainment. “I think they owe me a huge apology,” Nizewitz said.
Besides strained relations with her family, Jessie says that the show cost her a “budding relationship” with a man she was dating. “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.”
“Dating Naked” is a reality show and, yes, it’s as the name implies. Here’s how VH1 describes its show.
“A new social experiment provides daters with a radical dating experience where before they bare their souls they bare everything else first. Each week on a primitive island resort, far from the masks of modern society, daters will go on exotic dates and be naked every step of the way.”
Clips of featured shows have a lot of parts blurred out for obvious reasons. Jessie’s parts were supposed to be blurred out, too.
The name of the show is “Dating Naked.” Did she have a reasonable expectation that they would do what they said? Should she have just left her clothes on? Leave a comment below and let me know.