Love Is Blind contestant Tran Dang has hit manufacturing corporations Kinetic Content material and Delirium TV with a sexual assault, false imprisonment and negligence lawsuit, claims the businesses and the present’s creator are pushing again towards.
Claiming she was “aggressively recruited” to seem on the hit Netflix actuality collection and “intentionally sequestered for two weeks” within the present’s pods by producers, Dang’s criticism alleges she was attacked by her then on-screen fiancé Thomas Smith on Might 3, 2022 whereas in Mexico taking pictures Love Is Blind’s fifth season. The submitting from Houston legislation agency Wallace & Allen LLP particulars that “due to Delirium TV and Kinetic Content’s 24-hour surveillance of Plaintiff and Defendant Smith, most if not all of these traumatic acts were filmed by the production crew and within their knowledge.”
“Delirium TV and Kinetic Content producers made attempts to mask Plaintiff’s sexual assault by characterizing it as a lack of attraction on part of the Plaintiff,” based on the criticism, which seeks a jury trial.
Learn Dang’s submitting towards the Love Is Blind producers and Smith.
The lawsuit filed in Harris County District Court docket filed damningly provides that Dang was “was baffled that no one had intervened to stop the harassment.” Upon reaching out to a Love Is Blind assistant producer, Dang provides the crew member left her with the impression “that she was at fault for what had happened with Thomas Smith by not communicating effectively or somehow not taking the ‘relationship’ seriously.”
Finally leaving Love Is Blind throughout filming, Dang is searching for “significant damages due to Defendants’ criminal, tortious, and outrageous conduct.” Neither Dang nor Smith, who is known as as a defendant, are featured in Love Is Blind‘s fifth season, which launched September 22 on Netflix.
Created by Kinetic CEO Chris Coelen, actuality collection places singles searching for love collectively and engaged, all earlier than truly assembly in individual.
On Friday, Kinetic Content material and Delirium TV rejected Dang’s assertions of what went down on Love Is Blind Season 5.
“We support and stand with victims of sexual assault, but Ms. Dang’s claims against the producers are meritless,” the businesses stated in a joint assertion.
“We doc the impartial decisions of adults who volunteer to take part in a social experiment,’ they added. “Their journey shouldn’t be scripted, neither is it filmed across the clock. We have now no information or management over what happens in non-public dwelling areas when not filming, and contributors could select to finish their journey at any time.
“We take any and all concerns of our participants seriously and prioritize their well-being. Obviously, we cannot address undisclosed concerns, and throughout the time that Ms. Dang was involved in the production of Love is Blind, she never informed the producers of any alleged wrongdoing of any kind. Nor did she choose to end her participation in the experiment. Instead, Ms. Dang continued in the experiment for weeks after the time her lawyers now claim an incident occurred. We deny and will vigorously defend the allegations against us.”
Coelen additionally instantly denied that the assault had occurred.
“She did not make any kind of claim of assault of any kind,” the previous UTA agent stated of Dang in an interview at this time. “We would not continue filming with someone who was expressing that an incident of that sort had happened.”
In an surroundings the place the behind-the-scenes actuality of unscripted TV is more and more within the highlight, Dang’s predominant lawyer Ben Allen rejected the stance from Kinetic Content material, Delirium TV and Coelen.
“The producers are throwing money at the problem by spending an inordinate amount of money on losing legal positions that do nothing but delay the parties from having their day in court,” the Lone Star state legal professional stated of his consumer’s case, first filed in August. “They lost on three distinct legal issues before the trial court and then filed three separate appeals to multiply the proceedings we have to wade through before finally trying this case.”
“But we are confident that Ms. Dang’s position will be vindicated once we get there and are committed to seeing it through all of the way,” he added. “We have to hold the show producers accountable. We have an ethical duty to our client to do so, but also feel a moral obligation to the next generation of reality show participants.”
Dang’s lawsuit and the response from Coelen had been first reported by Individuals.