NBCUniversal and its subsidiary Bravo are being accused of subjecting their reality stars to “grotesque and depraved mistreatment.”
A strongly worded letter sent by legal eagles Bryan Freedman and Mark Geragos to NBC’s bigwig counsel, Kimberley Harris, accuses the networks of making “deliberate attempts” to “manufacture mental instability” by plying their talent with “alcohol while depriving them of food and sleep.
The letter also accuses Bravo and NBC of “distributing and/or condoning the distribution of non-consensual pornography,” and calls out the “distribution of revenge porn,” though it doesn’t go into specific details.
The attorneys’ letter concludes with allegations that the networks are “covering up acts of sexual violence.”
Geragos and Friedman are demanding that NBC preserve retain information regarding the pornography and the alleged sexual violence.
The attorneys also claimed NBC “threatened [cast members] with ruin should they decide to speak out about their mistreatment.” Pictured here is the attorneys’ list of allegations against the networks.
“Please be advised that the day of reckoning has arrived.”
The damning letter comes not long after former “Real Housewives of New York City” star Bethenny Frankel urged reality stars to join the SAG-AFTRA strike.
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