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Amazing.... man sues Fear Factor because he could not shut off his TV in time.....

The guy wasn't even on the show that is what gets me ? ?
Foolish... so foolish.
It reminds me of the overweight people who sue McDonalds because they are overweight.
You can control your life. You can control your Eating habits and also your TV set.


'Fear Factor' sued for rat-eating episode
Viewer contends show caused him 'injury and great pain'
Friday, January 7, 2005 Posted: 8:23 AM EST (1323 GMT)




CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) -- A viewer is suing NBC for $2.5 million, contending that he threw up because of a "Fear Factor" episode in which contestants ate rats mixed in a blender.

Austin Aitken told The Associated Press he watches "Fear Factor" often and had no problem with past installments where the reality show's participants ate worms and insects in pursuit of a $50,000 prize -- but eating rats went "too far."

"It's barbaric, some of the things they ask these individuals to do," Aitken said Thursday.

Aitken's handwritten lawsuit contends the rat-eating made his blood pressure rise, resulting in being dizzy and lightheaded -- and vomiting. Because he was disoriented he ran into a doorway, "causing suffering, injury and great pain."

Asked why he didn't shut off his television before the rat-eating segment, Aitken said he couldn't do it quick enough.

NBC responded with a brief statement: "We believe that the claim is completely without merit."

Aitken, a 49-year-old part-time paralegal, said he wants to send a message to NBC and other networks with the lawsuit. He said he isn't concerned with winning a cash judgment in court.

"I just put any figure. You really think I expect to get $2.5 million?" he said.

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Re: Amazing.... man sues Fear Factor because he could not shut off his TV in time.....

what an asshole. he deserves 2.5 million punches in the face for being such a stupid shit
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Re: Amazing.... man sues Fear Factor because he could not shut off his TV in time.....

Ran into a door my Ass. I bet he was laying back in an old sofa with beer & pretzels all over his stomach.
I doubt he'd get a cent. Plus, if he watches the show, they might settle and allow him to go on it. (and serve him rats in a blender or lose $50,000 or whatever the prize is these days)

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Good ole yanks, the kings of litigation for stupid shit like that.

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Re: Amazing.... man sues Fear Factor because he could not shut off his TV in time.....

Only in america
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Re: Amazing.... man sues Fear Factor because he could not shut off his TV in time.....

hahaha that's funny, it's amazing what people will sue for these days.

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Loser......big time loser!
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Re: Amazing.... man sues Fear Factor because he could not shut off his TV in time.....

Read it people. He sarcastically puts in "DO you really think I'll
get 2.5 million? ". He doesn't actually expect to win.

He seems to think he's on some crusade to save the nation from
evil television programs going "too far". On what scale I'd
like to know. Wasn't aware one existed. What statement will
he make by losing, none.

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Just another dolt that wastes the time of the courts.
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