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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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.