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

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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.

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no offence...but if you can't handle it, don't watch the show
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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."


Duh, some people will do anything for money. Another frivilous lawsuit !

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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.

Fool... Serves him right! All the idiot had to do was take the remote control and change the channel! What a drama queen! I hope the suit gets thrown out of court!

Although I think Fear Factor is ridiculous, I don't have to watch it. I find it laughable that people would put their health at risk eating such garbage for that little bit of money. $10K after taxes? Puhleeaaasse....
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umm...I wonder, can I sue Ashlee Simpson for making me want to hurl everytime she invades my tv set?

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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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This guy just makes me laugh.Even more than the guy who sued McDonalds for making him fat LMAO!

Is he not aware you can just change the channel?

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i swear this is just ugh.... pure evil i say the guy i mean. what is he to fat from mcdonalds to change the channel?

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Fear Factor is Fear Factor ... Don't watch the show if you can't handle it ... The sue is lame IMHO

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Would he have prefered it if the rats were alive?
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that's absolutely ridiculuous, but the guy is a paralegal and knows how to use the flawed legal system to have a chance at a handfall... If I were the judge, not only would I drop the case in a beat, but would also make this fool do community services for at least one year with no pay just to teach him a lesson...
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He's right though (although he's clearly doing this for the money).

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