Claiming that he threw up because of a "Fear Factor" episode in which contestants ate rats mixed in a blender, part-time paralegal Austin Aitken is suing NBC for $2.5 million. His handwritten lawsuit contends the rat-eating made his blood pressure rise, resulting in dizziness and vomiting. Disoriented, he ran into a doorway, "causing suffering, injury and great pain." NBC's response: "We believe that the claim is completely without merit."
Viewer Sues NBC Over 'Fear Factor' Rat-Eating Episode
The Associated Press
January 7, 2005