A woman who appeared on the VH1 reality series Dating Naked—which involves people dating, naked—has filed a $10 million lawsuit against the network, after the show aired a scene in which she was naked in a way unbefitting of the dignity she was promised by producers of a show called Dating Naked. The plaintiff, Jessie Nizewitz, is a 28-year-old model whom viewers may know from the July 31 episode, nearly in a biblical sense: It featured a scene where she and her date wrestle naked on a beach, rendered tacky and salacious by a brief, uncensored shot of her crotch.
“I immediately started getting text messages. Everyone saw it. One of the messages read, ‘So your money shot is on cable TV,’” Nizewitz tells the New York Post of her terrible friends, some of whom clearly need to visit Urban Dictionary. She says she was further harassed on social media and YouTube, leading to “mental anguish, humiliation and embarrassment.” As argued in the suit, “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”—particularly as Nizewitz and producers had agreed to broadcast only her blurred vagina and anus on national cable television, which would only cause a substantial and severe increase to her celebrity profile.
Shockingly, Nizewitz’s embarrassment even extended to her family. “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 said of these relatives who proudly tuned in to watch their little girl tussle naked with a complete stranger on a reality show, only to find something tawdry.
She also says it cost her a “budding relationship” with a guy she describes as “employed, Jewish, in his 30s and that’s pretty much ideal,” but who never called her back after the show aired. No doubt her would-be husband is out there now, searching for the kind of nice girl who will only go on national TV and grind her naked genitals against a man she’s just met behind the veil of digital pixilation, as per Jewish tradition.
In addition to the $10 million she’s seeking, Nizewitz believes she is owed a “huge apology” for the incredible humiliation she’s suffered from everyone who’s seen her crotch, including all of those who are only hearing about it right now.