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tennisIlove09
Jan 6th, 2005, 05:31 PM
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.

tennisIlove09
Jan 6th, 2005, 05:32 PM
no offence...but if you can't handle it, don't watch the show :shrug:

lakeway11
Jan 6th, 2005, 05:40 PM
TV has become totally depraved

harloo
Jan 6th, 2005, 05:57 PM
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 !:rolleyes:

Mrs. Peel
Jan 6th, 2005, 06:04 PM
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...:lol: 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....:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

alexusjonesfan
Jan 6th, 2005, 06:14 PM
umm...I wonder, can I sue Ashlee Simpson for making me want to hurl everytime she invades my tv set? :scratch:

Pureracket
Jan 6th, 2005, 06:30 PM
umm...I wonder, can I sue Ashlee Simpson for making me want to hurl everytime she invades my tv set? :scratch:LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

griffin
Jan 6th, 2005, 06:57 PM
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."


uh-huh.

Clever, even if he loses, he "wins"

Monica_Rules
Jan 6th, 2005, 07:10 PM
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?

Wigglytuff
Jan 6th, 2005, 07:20 PM
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?

spyro
Jan 7th, 2005, 06:01 PM
Fear Factor is Fear Factor ... Don't watch the show if you can't handle it ... The sue is lame IMHO :)

Martian Willow
Jan 7th, 2005, 06:18 PM
Would he have prefered it if the rats were alive? :confused:

wayitis
Jan 7th, 2005, 06:46 PM
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...

Bezz
Jan 7th, 2005, 07:09 PM
American law :rolleyes:

The Crow
Jan 7th, 2005, 07:16 PM
He's right though (although he's clearly doing this for the money).

BigB08822
Jan 7th, 2005, 11:37 PM
I hope someone kidnaps that man and force feeds him dead rats! What a fucking moron. If anything, sue because they harm live animals!

Scotso
Jan 8th, 2005, 03:58 AM
Yes, sue them for harming animals.

Martian Willow
Jan 8th, 2005, 04:03 AM
Why is eating dead rats any worse than eating any other animal? I don't get it. :confused:

VeeReeDavJCap81
Jan 8th, 2005, 06:53 AM
It's SOOOOOOOOOOO sad how desperate people are for money. No one forced this man to watch this show....and on top of this...the show is FEAR FACTOR. The show is KNOWN for disgusting stuff. I don't think he'll win this case...but I know for sure NBC will tag some kind of disclaimer at the beginning of the show now.

JenFan75
Jan 8th, 2005, 07:00 AM
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?


Or the guy who sued an RV company, because he thought that when he set the vehicle on cruise control it would drive itself. :rolleyes:

bee
Jan 8th, 2005, 12:49 PM
FEAR FACTOR... is known for this kind of stuff...
but... eating rats??? :(

switz
Jan 8th, 2005, 03:09 PM
i love it how they put in the he would only respond for "paid-interviews" to make him look even more money hungry.

this so is seriously moronic but this guy is too much. this one will not get up because it's sick. people are dying from bloody tidal waves and this guy wants 2.5 million dollars because he's an idiot. so american

sarza
Jan 8th, 2005, 03:35 PM
umm...I wonder, can I sue Ashlee Simpson for making me want to hurl everytime she invades my tv set? :scratch:

:haha: lmfao :haha: