'Dating Naked' participant Jessie Nizewitz suing over crotch shot
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 08/22/2014
Dating Naked participant Jessie Nizewitz is suing Viacom, VH1's corporate parent, for letting a crotch shot slide during one of its broadcasts.
Nizewitz, 28, is claiming that although show producers promised her feminine parts would be censored on the show, her crotch was in clear sight and not "blurred out" during a scene in Dating Naked's third episode, The New York Postreported.
Nizewitz is filing a $10 million lawsuit in Manhattan because she said she "felt lied to, manipulated and used."
"I was horrified," she told The Post. "I think they owe me a huge apology."
According to the lawsuit filed by her lawyer Matthew Blit, Nizewitz reportedly stripped down naked with wet beach sand covering her private parts, and while performing a wrestling move on her date at producers' request, an area of her body was not blurred out.
The revealing July 31 episode caused viewers to make fun of the "money shot" across many different social media platforms.
"I immediately started getting text messages. Everyone saw it," Nizewitz recalled, adding that her family witnessed the scene as well.
"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."
Nizewitz also admitted Dating Naked's editing mishap cost her a "budding relationship" with a guy she had been involved with for about a month.
"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," Nizewitz told The Post.
Viacom reportedly declined comment on the lawsuit.