‘Survivor’ Player Says Voting Hints Were Made
In court papers made public Friday, Dirk Been, a participant in the first season of hit CBS series “Survivor,” said show producer Mark Burnett suggested whom to vote off the South China Sea island where the series was set by dropping “us these hints. He said this is what’s best for you guys.”
Been’s deposition was taken in connection with a suit filed in February against the network and Burnett by Stacey Stillman, who was eliminated from the $1-million reward by being voted off the island.
Stillman’s suit charges that “Survivor”--the most popular of the unscripted genre to date--was rigged. CBS countered with a $5-million lawsuit against Stillman for defamation and breach of contract.