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KingPriest2
01-06-2005, 11:14 AM
Entertainment - Reuters TV


NBC's 'Fear Factor' Sued for Rat-Eating Episode

Wed Jan 5, 4:03 PM ET Entertainment - Reuters TV



LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - 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."


A spokesman for "Fear Factor" said the show would have no comment until it sees a copy of the complaint. The spokesman said the program did feature an rat-eating scene in New York's Times Square on Nov. 8.


Over the years, contestants on the program have eaten some weird things, including ground-up spiders and live worms.


Reuters/VNU

:banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Idiots like this make me pissed off.

ENDelt260
01-06-2005, 11:15 AM
Wow... so nasty, he couldn't even bother to operate the remote.

MichaelH
01-06-2005, 11:15 AM
Sounds like he was too lazy to get off the remote and change the channel.

Sydd
01-06-2005, 11:16 AM
His TV was stuck on that channel?

He is just looking for a buck.

HC_Chief
01-06-2005, 11:17 AM
Not only should the suit be thrown out, the attourneys filing suit should be disbarred and the plaintiff should be imprisoned for a year in a maximum security prison... forced to choke down more than rats.

Dartgod
01-06-2005, 11:17 AM
Wow... so nasty, he couldn't even bother to operate the remote.
Well, he DID turn to the show in the first place.

People like this should be jailed for being so f*cking stupid.

Saulbadguy
01-06-2005, 11:18 AM
It'll get tossed out.

KingPriest2
01-06-2005, 11:18 AM
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."


ROFL

Whatever.

Phobia
01-06-2005, 11:20 AM
It'll get tossed out.


Not good enough. It needs tossed out and somebody needs to die and be eaten on fear factor.

Sydd
01-06-2005, 11:22 AM
Not good enough. It needs tossed out and somebody needs to die and be eaten on fear factor.

"Tonight on Fear Factor.... Celebrity Models and Human Cannibalism!!!!"

Nightfyre
01-06-2005, 11:37 AM
I wouldnt mind seeing Shanahan being eaten and drank on national television....

Bob Dole
01-06-2005, 11:39 AM
Bob Dole just wants to know what law firm this dipshit works for so he can avoid hiring them for anything.

Swanman
01-06-2005, 11:40 AM
$2.5 million would buy an awful lot of remotes so that dipshit could change the channel.

If I was NBC, I would definitely counter-sue because that lawsuit is beyond frivolous. Even if they don't win the countersuit, they can bankrupt the assbag with lawyer fees to defend himself.

Sydd
01-06-2005, 11:42 AM
I don't watch fear factor much, but isn't there some kind of disclaimer at the begining of the show? Crap like this lawsuit means that it will be shown after every commercial now.

Bearcat
01-06-2005, 11:44 AM
[insert Orange Bowl halftime show joke here]

PHOG
01-06-2005, 11:45 AM
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.




:rolleyes: :shake:

ROFL

Calcountry
01-06-2005, 11:47 AM
Wow... so nasty, he couldn't even bother to operate the remote.
No kidding. :shake:

Rain Man
01-06-2005, 11:49 AM
This could be a new show. Called "Watching Fear Factor," it would award prizes to people who can watch other people do disgusting things without getting dizzy and throwing up.

ROYC75
01-06-2005, 11:49 AM
I guess he didn't get the quality entertainment he was seeking ? :shake:

ChiTown
01-06-2005, 11:50 AM
:rolleyes: :shake:

ROFL

Dude should have been sued by the human race for being a fooking lghtweight moron......

Sydd
01-06-2005, 11:51 AM
Im guessing the previous shows where they ate maggots and other crap were OK? What does this guy have against rats?

gblowfish
01-06-2005, 11:52 AM
Rats is good eatin. Just ask your local KFC.

Miles
01-06-2005, 12:03 PM
Not only should the suit be thrown out, the attourneys filing suit should be disbarred and the plaintiff should be imprisoned for a year in a maximum security prison... forced to choke down more than rats.

Im guessing that he didnt hire an attorney since the lawsuit was handwritten. That would be one shitty lawyer if he did.

e_train69
01-06-2005, 12:06 PM
The same exact thing happened to me the other night.

Think I can sue Budweiser?

ENDelt260
01-06-2005, 12:06 PM
The same exact thing happened to me the other night.

Think I can sue Budweiser?
And sue Hustler for givin' ya carpel tunnel.

e_train69
01-06-2005, 12:14 PM
And sue Hustler for givin' ya carpel tunnel.

Good Idea!

DenverChief
01-06-2005, 12:17 PM
Amazing how people who can't change the channel to avoid dead rats are somehow more ignorant than people who couldn't change the channel to miss a tittie show....

BIG_DADDY
01-06-2005, 12:55 PM
What a loser, change the channel you lazy POS. Everyone wants the easy money. Frivolous lawsuits in this country are a joke, something needs to be done about it. Maybe I should sue him because I think his lawsuit makes me want to puke and I'm feeling rather dizzy right now.

badgirl
01-06-2005, 01:16 PM
Thats really stupid, he should have changed the damn channel, and who else threw up in his house at the same time, what freaking morons, everyone throwing up, running into walls, almost stroking out over a tv show, I hope the judge throughs the suit and him out the freaking door. :shake:

Cannibal
01-06-2005, 01:18 PM
They should be sued for the fact that the show sucks gigatic sweaty balls, as does all "reality" TV.

Cochise
01-06-2005, 01:21 PM
If this works I'm going to sue tubgirl.

|Zach|
01-06-2005, 01:24 PM
They should be sued for the fact that the show sucks gigatic sweaty balls, as does all "reality" TV.
Agreed.

OPChief
01-06-2005, 01:24 PM
"It'll get tossed out."

I hope not. I hope he wins, and I hope many many more do the same thing.

Originally Posted by Cannibal:
"They should be sued for the fact that the show sucks gigatic sweaty balls, as does all "reality" TV."

Agreed. Maybe if he wins, we can all start filing suits against all reality shows for their supreme suckiness. Please God make them all go away.

badgirl
01-06-2005, 01:24 PM
If this works I'm going to sue tubgirl.
me to!!! we should have a Torte Trial and everyone on the planet sue. :p