Sex harassment suit hits Spike's 'Surviving Disaster'Tue Aug 17, 2010 @ 06:42AM PST
By Eriq Gardner
Updated: Sexual Harassment lawsuit naming the host of Spike TV's "Surviving Disaster" is dismissed.
The host of Spike TV's "Surviving Disaster" has been targeted in a sexual harassment lawsuit.
Cade Courtley, the former Navy Seal and host of the real-life-disaster series, was sued by the show's former costume designer, who alleges, among other things, that he refused to wear underwear — something we imagine would make a costume designer furious.
Here's the complaint, filed by Chantel Thomas against Shed Media, producer of "Disaster" and reality programs like "Real Housewives of New York," "Marriage Ref" and "Basketball Wives." The complaint alleges that Courtley made inappropriate comments to Thomas and had an affair with her assistant. Thomas says she was terminated in order to promote this other woman.
Shed Media, which is in the process of being acquired by Warner Bros., did not respond to a request for comment.
Clarification: Courtley was not a defendant, but merely mentioned in the lawsuit grounded on workplace discrimination based on sex and a hostile environment.
Update: In December, 2010, the lawsuit against Shed Media was dismissed with prejudice.