reality TV star gets apology, money because of the way he was portrayed.

reality TV star gets apology, money because of the way he was portrayed.
For the first time, a cast member of a reality TV show has sued and won because of the way they were portrayed on a show. Castaway participant Ron Copsey has been paid £16,000 by both the BBC and the production company that produced the show. The cast member went to court because “he was made to appear violent against women after it was made to seem he had thrown a chair at a female contestant.” The BBC has also apologized to him, and a spokesperson says they “have amended the ambiguous voiceover line so it couldn’t be taken as meaning that he had thrown the chair at a fellow Castaway.”

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Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.

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Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.