NBC Forces Man to Watch Fear Factor

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No it didn't. But he is suing for $2.5 million anyway.

A paralegal for some lucky firm in Cleveland sued NBC for the content of "Fear Factor," a reality show on which people do stupid things for money. In his four-page handwritten federal complaint, Aitken claimed that a show in which the contestants ate dead rats caused his blood pressure to rise to such high levels that he became dizzy, hit his head on a doorway, and then threw up.

Reuters contacted the plaintiff about the lawsuit, but he told them he was "not at liberty to discuss the complaint unless it is a paid-interview situation." Oddly, it wasn't.