Suit: ‘Street Outlaws: Memphis’ producers encouraged fight
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has filed a lawsuit saying producers of a reality television show about drag racing encouraged violence between him and the host.
WTVF-TV reported Wednesday that Chad and Genny Larkin filed the federal lawsuit against Discovery Inc., Pilgrim Media Group and “Street Outlaws: Memphis” host Johnathan Day.
Genny Larkin says a producer instructed a cameraman “to get in there and get a better shot” instead of intervening during the fight between her husband and Day and another man.
She says her husband nearly died. The lawsuit says the show in February aired a scene of Chad Larkin’s bloody face and edited the episode to portray him as the aggressor.
Discovery Channel declined to comment. The report didn’t include comments from the other defendants.
Information from: WTVF-TV, http://www.newschannel5.com