Actuality stars going to struggle with Bravo, NBC over ‘wicked therapy,’ sexual exploitation

NBCUniversal and its subsidiary Bravo are being accused of subjecting their actuality stars to “grotesque and wicked mistreatment.”

A authorized letter despatched by attorneys Bryan Friedman and Mark Geragos to NBC and obtained by Web page Six Friday accuse the networks of creating “deliberate makes an attempt” to “manufacture psychological instability” by pitting folks towards one another and denying psychological well being therapy for these displaying “apparent and alarming indicators of psychological deterioration.”

The letter additionally accuses Bravo and NBC of “distributing and/or condoning the distribution of non-consensual pornography,” and calls out the “distribution of revenge porn,” although it doesn’t go into particular particulars.

The attorneys’ letter concludes with allegations that the networks are “overlaying up acts of sexual violence.”

Geragos and Friedman are demanding that NBC retain data concerning the pornography and the alleged sexual violence.

NBC and Bravo obtained a authorized letter over their alleged subjugation of their actuality stars to “wicked mistreatment.”
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The attorneys declare NBC has “threatened [cast members] with destroy ought to they determine to talk out about their mistreatment.”

“In consequence, the sordid and darkish underbelly of NBC’s broadly consumed actuality TV universe has remained underneath wraps for much too lengthy,” the letter continues. “Please be suggested that the day of reckoning has arrived.”

Reps for NBC and Bravo didn’t instantly return Web page Six’s requests for remark.

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The letter claims each networks “threatened” actuality stars with “destroy” in the event that they determined to talk out about their mistreatment.

The damning letter comes not lengthy after former “Actual Housewives of New York Metropolis” star Bethenny Frankel urged actuality stars to affix the SAG-AFTRA strike.

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“I actually have generated hundreds of thousands and hundreds of thousands of {dollars} in promoting and on-line impressions being on actuality TV and have by no means made a single residual,” she defined on Instagram final month.

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The letter was obtained after former “RHONY” star Bethenny Frankel known as for actuality stars to affix the SAG-AFTRA strike.
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“So, both I’m lacking one thing or we’re getting screwed too.”

Frankel — who mentioned actuality TV stars are sometimes thought of the “losers” of Hollywood — famous that they have been those who “supplied the entire leisure” through the yearlong strike in 2007.

“It’s full and complete bulls–t,” she added. “It simply occurred to me, everyone seems to be speaking about actors and we don’t receives a commission s–t.”

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“So, both I’m lacking one thing or we’re getting screwed too,” Frankel mentioned beforehand.
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The Skinnygirl founder, 52, additionally inspired maligned “Vanderpump Guidelines” star Raquel Leviss to “receives a commission” following Scandoval.

“The woman was a punching bag for everyone on each discuss present within the leisure business,” Frankel defined.

“So that you get crushed up? Like Erika Jayne did, receives a commission,” she continued. “You’re gonna put me in a hoop with [Mike] Tyson, I’m gonna receives a commission.”