Title: Lawsuit Alleges Sexual Assault, False Imprisonment, and Negligence on Love Is Blind Production Set
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Love Is Blind, the popular reality show that explores romance without physical appearance, is now the subject of a lawsuit. Production companies Kinetic Content and Delirium TV are facing serious allegations of sexual assault, false imprisonment, and negligence brought forward by plaintiff Tran Dang.
Dang claims that she was sexually assaulted during the filming of the show’s fifth season in May 2022. The lawsuit asserts that her on-screen fiancé, Thomas Smith, inappropriately touched her, exposed himself without consent, and continued to engage in unwelcome sexual contact despite her objections.
The lawsuit takes a further turn as it accuses the production crew of being aware of these acts due to the show’s 24-hour surveillance policy. Dang alleges that the producers attempted to disguise her assault, dismissing her concerns by characterizing them as a lack of attraction.
In response to the lawsuit, Kinetic Content and Delirium TV have categorically denied the allegations. They maintain that they have no knowledge or control over the participants’ actions when filming is not taking place and assert that all participants are free to leave if they feel unsafe.
Love Is Blind creator Chris Coelen, while expressing support for victims of sexual assault, denies any knowledge or communication regarding Dang’s alleged wrongdoing. He emphasizes that participants in the show are not held against their will and can choose to leave if they do not feel safe.
This is not the first time Coelen and his show have faced controversy. They previously denied mistreatment allegations in response to a lawsuit over alleged inhumane working conditions. While the outcome of that lawsuit remains unknown, this recent lawsuit poses another challenge for the Love Is Blind production companies.
The allegations against the production companies raise significant concerns about the safety and well-being of participants in reality shows. It highlights the need for strict protocols to protect participants from potential abuse and misconduct during the filming process.
As the case progresses, it remains to be seen how Love Is Blind and its production companies will address these serious allegations and ensure the safety and integrity of their shows in the future.
Disclaimer: The information in this article is based on publicly available sources and does not imply the veracity of the allegations made by the plaintiff.