love is blind Production company Kinetic Content responded to the former candidate Jeremy Hartwells Lawsuit – claims his claims are not true.
“Mr. Hartwell’s involvement in Season 2 of love is blind lasted less than a week,” said a representative from the production company Us weekly on Thursday July 14th. “Unfortunately, Mr. Hartwell’s journey ended prematurely after he was unable to establish any meaningful connection with any of the other participants. While we won’t speculate on his motives for filing the lawsuit, Mr. Hartwell’s allegations are completely unfounded.
Kinetic Content concluded its statement by revealing that “we will vigorously defend ourselves against these allegations.”
The company’s response comes just a day after the Chicago native filed a lawsuit alleging serious allegations about how Netflix and its producers treated the cast of the reality series.
In the court records obtained by Us On Wednesday, July 13, the University of Michigan graduate claimed that “the only drinks that are [the show] Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, energy drinks and mixed drinks were regularly made available to performers,” further claiming that “hydrating beverages such as water were strictly restricted to performers during the day.”
The filing also claimed that the cast members were not allowed to contact their friends and family upon arrival. “Sometimes the defendants left members of the cast alone for hours without access to a phone, food or any other type of contact with the outside world until they had to return to production,” the documents read.
Hartwell’s attorney, Chantal Payton of Payton Employment Law, PC, of Los Angeles, also claimed in a statement Wednesday that the show “deliberately underpaid the cast, deprived them of food, water and sleep, provided them with alcohol and cut off their access to personal contacts and most of the outside world,” which left participants “hungry for social connections and altered their emotions and decision-making.”
Hartwell was among 30 cast members selected for the second season of Love Is Blind, which began streaming earlier this year. However, after failing to find love, he was ultimately not featured on the show and moved out after the pod phase of the experiment.
In February, the financial services director shared “an excerpt of my journal after returning from the love is blind Pods” via Instagram. The entry describes his experience on the show as “surreal and somewhat disconnected, like being caught in the current of a river that suddenly appeared around me.”
Hartwell captioned the post, “Spin love is blind was one of the most intense and memorable events of my life and thanks to journaling and reflection, it remains an experience I’m comfortable with regardless of the ups and downs.”
The UMass graduate added that he had “no regrets” about not being part of the group who later got engaged without the series, noting that those who didn’t get past the pods still had “an incredibly rich experience.” had”.