‘Dating Naked’ Contestant Sues After VH1 Showed Her Naked

'Dating Naked' Contestant Sues After VH1

Jessie Nizewitz, who appeared on an episode of the VH1 reality show “Dating Naked,” has filed a lawsuit for $10 million against the show’s producers for allegedly showing actual naked footage of her body.

The 28-year-old New York model said an episode that aired on July 31 included an uncensored shot of her crotch, and she was subsequently insulted and humiliated on the Internet. The scene featured Nizewitz performing a playful wrestling move on her date while both of them were naked.

“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,” said Nizewitz in a statement. “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.”

VH1 had no comment on the suit.

Contestants on “Dating Naked” frequently have their genitalia blurred out for viewing, while most of their body, including their buttocks, is regularly visible. Nizewitz noted that, in addition to her humiliation, the man she was dating at the time the episode aired has not called her since.

The suit, filed on Wednesday by attorney Matthew Blit, targets VH1 operator Viacom, Firelight Entertainment and Lighthearted Entertainment.

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  1. This is what is wrong with America today. Everything is turned into a winning the lotto moment. Sue sue sue the Lawyers are to blame. I would respect you if you sued for $200,000 and paid for the lawyer yourself and donated the whole amount to charity.

  2. “Nizewitz noted that, in addition to her humiliation, the man she was dating at the time the episode aired has not called her since”. Jessie you think just maybe it had to do with the other actor putting his hands all over your naked body on the show?

  3. Fred says:

    Just wait a few years and then the producers will probably decide that they can make even bigger bucks by re-releasing the shows with full nudity (on cable). Then you’ll really hear them (a few) scream. Producers will lose a couple of small award lawsuits and that’ll be that. I can wait for the real shows (in a few years).

  4. Hugh Jass says:

    It’s called “Dating Naked”. Duh.

  5. Sam says:

    The people saying she deserved it don’t understand how reality tv works or the big picture. Tons and tons of reality shows film the cast members naked then edit it/don’t show it. Even on Hotel Hell they film Gordon Ramsey taking baths! Sure you can say doing this dating naked show wasn’t as respectable as doing a hospitality show like Ramsey. But there would’ve been an agreement for her private parts not to be shown and they broke that.

  6. Tim says:

    I’d be more embarrassed of filing this lawsuit than being seen naked.

  7. Barbara Peters says:

    I’m surprised they didn’t show the “balls” you have to complain about anything on a show called “DatingNaked!”

  8. rocky-o says:

    you’re on a show called ‘dating naked’…what kind of test do you need to take for this one…

  9. jedi77 says:

    “the man she was dating at the time the episode aired has not called her since.” – well he was a real keeper then, wasn’t he?
    Get a life people!

  10. Andrew Falconer says:

    The Management at VH1 are to fault only in the sense that the decision and promise to blur out the nudity in the first place was the mistake. The European versions of the show are total nudity that is not blurred out. VH1 is on basic cable, where the only nudity restrictions are from the paying sponsors of the show. VH1 management would not have had to promise to blur out the nudity if they had found sponsors who would not have minded the nudity. The VH1 management can not have it both ways, either have nudity or have people wearing clothes. The FCC does not limit nudity on basic cable.

    If she did not want anybody see her nude on television, she should have kept her clothes on. She was nude in front of all those people directly, in real space and time, so it can not be much worse being nude on television.

  11. Reblogged this on Japan News and commented:
    Dating Naked :)

  12. bbaby bblue says:

    Non-sense. Total rubbish. You’re 15 minutes are up honey.

  13. Sitkom says:

    wow, the whole world saw your private parts? really? so what? big deal. *now you can continue to live in shame* brrrr….

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