In 2016, the Clermont twins, Shannon and Shannade Clermont, filed a lawsuit against the producers of the reality show Bad Girls Club and several cast members. The twins alleged that the producers had set up a violent attack on them during filming for the show’s 14th season.
The lawsuit claimed that the producers had encouraged the other cast members to fight the twins, and that they had failed to intervene when the violence broke out. The twins also alleged that the producers had aired footage of the attack without their consent.
The lawsuit was eventually settled out of court, but the terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
The Clermont twins’ lawsuit was notable because it was one of the first lawsuits to allege that reality TV producers had manipulated cast members and put them in danger for the sake of ratings. The lawsuit also highlighted the ethical concerns surrounding reality TV production, and the potential for harm that can be caused to cast members.
The Clermont twins’ lawsuit also had a significant impact on the Bad Girls Club franchise. The show was cancelled after its 17th season, and it has not been revived since.
- Bad Girls Club’ Twins Sue Producers, Claim They Set Up Violent Attack: https://www.vice.com/en/article/nejb9m/bad-girls-club-twins-sue-producers-claim-they-set-up-violent-attack
- Sisters Sue Reality Show for Filmed Attack: https://www.courthousenews.com/sisters-sue-reality-show-for-filmed-attack