Follow-Up: Suing Survivor

The off-camera action between former Survivor contestant Stacey Stillman and CBS is heating up, as the broadcaster launches a US$5 million countersuit.
February 21, 2001

In hindsight, eating larva on Survivor must seem like a pretty trivial challenge to Stacey Stillman. The former reality show contestant is now facing a US$5 million countersuit, filed against her by CBS. The claim against Stillman is for damages resulting from breach of contract, extortion, defamation and disparagement.

As reported in RealScreen Plus on February 7, Stillman is suing CBS, Viacom, the Survivor Entertainment Group and Survivor producer Mark Burnett for allegedly rigging the contest.

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.