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MAFS Australia candidates sue show makers

Of the eight seasons made of the Australian version of ‘Married at First Sight’, no one is as crazy as the sixth. The participants provided high-profile television, but it is now clear that this fame also has a downside. Some candidates want to sue the production company behind the popular show.

Ines who kept Bronson on a leash and then went to bed with Sam. Jessika hooked up with Dan behind Mick’s back. Cyclone Cyrell who made marriage to Nic nearly impossible. And let’s not forget Elizabeth with her crazy features. Or Heidi and Mike’s explosive relationship. The sixth season of Married at First Sight Australia had so many juicy storylines that you as a viewer couldn’t get enough of it.

But some candidates also encounter a lot of resistance from the same viewer because of their seemingly unorthodox way of acting. A few stars from the cast are preparing to sue the show, according to The Sun , because they would have been put away in a negative way, according to the makers. According to them, production companies Endemol Shine Australia and The Nine Network have caused a ‘psychological trauma’. 

Two years after the season aired in Australia, the episodes can be seen in the United Kingdom for the first time. The candidates’ just-healed wounds are reopened when the stars are swept through the mud for the second time by viewers.

For that reason, some cast members are talking to lawyers to find out if they have a chance of compensation, the British newspaper reports. A source says: “Now that the show is also airing in America, they are bracing for a third round full of hatred. Enough is enough.” 

It is therefore high time for the production company to scratch their heads. Earlier this month, it was also announced that clinical neuropsychotherapist Dr. Trisha Stratford, one of the relationship experts on the show, was leaving.

According to her, producers do not listen to her findings about the mental health of the candidates. “In the end, I couldn’t compromise my professional and personal standards. Candidates that I thought shouldn’t be there were participating,” she told Woman’s Day magazine  “If someone comes through the critical selection process when we say we don’t want them on the show because they are psychologically vulnerable, they won’t be doing well during and after the show.”