Extreme Makeover is a disturbing show that takes advantage of poor self image and glorifies physical beauty. Deleese Williams did not make the final cut of the show and, she now alleges, the experience was so horrible that it caused her sister to take her own life. <a
According to one source, “Williams was videotaped recounting the ridicule she suffered as a child and her years in an abusive marriage to an ex-husband. Her lawsuit alleges that her husband and sisters were also interviewed and encouraged to make disparaging comments about her looks.Here is a copy of the complaint.
It appears that the contestant signed some sort of release before taking part in the activities that may have given rise to an actual appearance on the show.
Will this case survive a motion to dismiss? I don’t think it would in Tennessee.