Let’s get rid of bogus lawsuits. What’s up with this? I love the last line. (Taken from Yahoo News) http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20050105/tv_nm/television_rat_dc
NBC’s ‘Fear Factor’ Sued for Rat-Eating Episode
LOS ANGELES – Watching contestants eat dead rats on NBC’s gross-out stunt show “Fear Factor” so disgusted a Cleveland man that he has sued NBC for $2.5 million, saying he could not stomach what he saw.
In a handwritten four-page lawsuit filed in federal court in Cleveland on Tuesday, paralegal Austin Aitken said, “To have the individuals on the show eat (yes) and drink dead rats was crazy and from a viewer’s point of view made me throw-up as well an another in the house at the same time.”
His suit added, “NBC is sending the wrong message to its TV watchers that cash can make or have people do just about anything beyond reasoning (sic) and in most cases against their will.”
He said the show caused his blood pressure to rise so high that he became dizzy and light-headed, and when he ran away to his room, he bumped his head into the doorway.
In a brief telephone interview with Reuters, Aitken said, “I am not at liberty to discuss the complaint unless it is a paid-interview situation.”
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