Girl Sues “Wife Swap” For, Like, Totally Ruining Her Life

A New York 18-year-old named Alicia Guastafarro is suing “Wife Swap” for $100 million smackers, claiming that the show ruined her life. Alicia was a former Little Miss Buffalo and says that the show intentionally manipulated reality to make her look like an uber-brat. She claims that many scenes in the show were scripted—for example, she was asked to repeat the line “I am the most popular girl in school” over and over, and was instructed to angrily give her cereal back to her stand-in mama because it wasn’t up to her standards. The show aired three years ago, and Alicia claims that afterward, she was the victim of “incessant verbal and physical assaults from her peers” and had to finish high school in a solo program. The suit claims, “For their own profit, defendants purposefully, intentionally and knowingly caused severe emotional and psychological harm to a fragile 15-year-old.” Sure, the producers on the show acted icks, but what else is new? It is ridiculous in this day and age that anyone thinks reality TV is really real. And, really, you think there was $100 million worth of damages here? Besides, maybe she should sue her parents instead — after all, they’re the one who decided to put her through this mess. Our recommendation to Alicia is to go to college—no one will remember her there or care that she appeared on “Wife Swap” three years ago. And beware of signing up for reality TV in the future. [NY Post]

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