Reality TV producers often make contestants sign confidentiality agreements and enact high penalties should secrets be leaked. So what happens when contestants have legitimate gripes and must go to court to air their grievances? Do they then have the right to air the show's dirty laundry?

That tricky question is the subject of a legal complaint filed on Tuesday, in which a producer claims that contestants who blabbed about the show's outcome in a legal filing "destroyed the commercial value" of a series.

Sean Morrison says in his lawsuit that he was the financier of a reality television series known as "Ultimate Women's Challenge" and foreclosed on rights to the show after the original producer, LHP Entertainment, didn't pay back a $600,000 loan.