- The producers of hit Netflix series Love Is Blind are being sued for ‘sexual assault, false imprisonment and negligence’ by former season five contestant Tran Dang
- Although she competed on the reality dating show, Dang was not seen in the final edit
- In court documents, she claimed the incident occurred in 2022 and was attributable to fellow participant Thomas Smith
The producers of the hit Netflix series Love Is Blind are being sued in a case of sexual assault, false imprisonment and negligence by a former season five contestant.
The woman, Tran Dang, named production companies Delirium TV and Kinetic Content in her suit, and also said there may be footage to prove this: People reported.
According to TMZDang – who did not make it to the show after final edits – said the incident happened in 2022 and was attributable to fellow contestant Thomas Smith.
Dang and Smith became engaged during their time in the pods, but their relationship took a turn when they filmed together in Mexico, according to her story.
Documents obtained by TMZ show that Smith “relentlessly groped her,” exposed his naked body and “forcibly and repeatedly made sexual contact with her,” all without consent.
Dang is now suing the producers for firing her after she brought the alleged assault to their attention.
Legal Trouble: The producers of hit Netflix series Love Is Blind are being sued in a case of sexual assault, false imprisonment and negligence by a former season five contestant
The lawsuit introduced false imprisonment as Dang claimed she was forced to be on call in her hotel room.
It was also noted that she was subject to constant surveillance, which left her “unable to exercise her will to go anywhere she was lawfully allowed to go.”
Because of the 24-hour surveillance, she thinks the alleged assault was recorded.
Dang is seeking more than $1 million in damages and said she experienced “extreme emotional distress, pain, mental anguish and suffering” as a direct result of the situation.
Love Is Blind creator Chris Coelen spoke with Peopleand said he was “never told that (Dang) felt unsafe or experienced any of the allegations she made.”
Delirium TV and Kinetic Content also called the claims baseless.
Dang’s attorney, Benjamin W. Allen, told the publication, “The producers are throwing money at the problem by spending an inordinate amount of money on losing legal positions that do nothing but prevent the parties from having their day in the to have a court.
“They lost in court on three separate legal issues and then filed three separate appeals to multiply the procedures we have to go through before we can finally hear this case.”
Details: The woman, Tran Dang, named production companies Delirium TV and Kinetic Content in her suit and also said there may be footage to prove this
Her story: According to TMZ, Dang – which did not make it to the show after final edits – took place in 2022 and was at the hands of fellow contestant Thomas Smith
Claims: Dang is now suing the producers for firing her after she brought the alleged assault to their attention
Dang initially filed the suit in August 2022 and the case has been in mediation since February 2023. Allen’s statement continued: “But we are confident that Ms. Dang’s position will be vindicated once we get there and commit to seeing it all the way through.”
“We need to hold the show producers accountable. We have an ethical obligation to our client to do this, but also feel a moral obligation to the next generation of reality show participants.”
Coelen responded to the allegations in a statement to People: “If anyone ever came to us and said they felt unsafe in any way, we would immediately remove them from the experiment, talk to them and try to resolve it.” to get to the bottom of it. ‘
“Unfortunately, in this case, this type of sentiment was not directed at us in any way, nor was any alleged misconduct ever brought to our attention.”