posted on Sep, 5 2013 @ 12:50 PM
As the title states, that is the question a discerning viewer must ask these days. Especially after revelations of Storage Wars being rigged for
bidding and lockers ...and the terrible fakery of one female cast member getting fake boobs just for the show!
Is NOTHING real anymore??
Well... Even a staged event can feel pretty friggin real to the guy getting the stuffing beat out of him for the cameras.
The Discovery Channel let cameras roll as cast members of the biker reality show "The Devils Ride" beat a man in a bar brawl, and then broadcast
the assault without his consent, the man claims in court.
Plaintiff Ashi Fachler, who describes himself as a "street photographer," says the now-defunct Lincoln Room invited "Devils Ride" filmmakers into
the bar on the night of Jan. 27, 2012 so cast members could provoke fights with members of the public for the reality show.
In short, they roared in, they surveyed the scene and then proceeded to beat whatever was in range and not carrying club colors or a camera.
"Cast members instigated an enormous fight between numerous invitees and guests of the Lincoln Room," the lawsuit states. "The fight began in
The Lincoln Room and then carried over into the street. During this mayhem, plaintiff was severely beaten."
Fachler claims there was not enough bar staff or security to stop the brawl from spilling onto the streets. He claims motorcycle club members
continued to beat him as he was on the ground, while security personnel stood by and watched.
Now that is just uncool! What is security there for???? Are they just making sure no cast members (Biker gang members) get skinned knuckles from the
teeth and bone of the people they're abusing for the show??
In fairness, I CAN see how a situation can spin so far out of control that security no longer COULD intervene without becoming as much victims as
those they'd be trying to help. It happens and usually without notice or way to predict it.
This??? This wasn't unpredictable. If it wasn't the whole point, to get fighting started, then it was a very foreseeable consequence to the actions
taken here. It would almost have been surprising, had it not turned out that way, by how the story reads. They weren't going to this bar with
Discovery Show crew so everyone could have some quiet drinks around a big table in the back.
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...and think, you could have been this man. Out for a drink or maybe lonely and just looking for some warm company through the night. Whatever brought
you (or him) to a bar in this case. Nothing whatsoever intended to violence...of course not. Yet, because a TV crew had a show to make? You'll end
your evening severely beaten and with no damn clue why, or what you did to deserve any of it ...until well after it's over.
This isn't the first reality show stunt to go horribly wrong and get someone hurt. They've had their fun with Dodge City rules. I think it's time
some regulation come to reality TV. If porn actors can be forced to wear a condom? Then reality show producers can be forced to insure no one is
BEATEN OR KILLED just for their stupid show.