Jasmine Lennard sparks fix row after being dropped from the CBB 2017 line-up
Jasmine Lennard has threatened to take legal action against Endemol and Channel 5 after being dropped from the Celebrity Big Brother 2017 line-up.
It is reported that show producers chose to withdraw their offer to have the model and former CBB contestant appear on the series this year due to her controversial remarks about Muslims and trans activist Caitlyn Jenner online.
According to The Sun, Jasmine’s legal paperwork includes a reference to a phone call made in August 2016 in which a producer promised her participation in “the full four weeks of the series”.
The legal paperwork continues to claim that this same producer was “implying [Lennard] would be provided with some kind of immunity protecting her from elimination”.
Channel 5 and Big Brother have always made clear that it is the public vote that determines eviction results, unless clearly specified otherwise on air.
After the live launch on Tuesday, Jasmine took to Twitter to share her fury with her followers.
— QUEEN OF THE DAMNED (@Jasminelennard) January 3, 2017
She posted: “I’ve had a relationship with @channel5_tv and @endemolshine for over a decade and given my everything to them. I regarded them as my media family.
“The way I have been treated as a human being, as a single mother and as a person who has worked for them for over 10 years is disgusting.”
Jasmine threatened to reveal “all communications” between herself and Endemol and pursue legal action, before concluding: “There’s no way in a million years I’m going to allow these corrupt left-wing corporate bullies to breach the contract they made with me, to remove my right to free thought and free speech, and at the same time to use my name for the best part of a year to promote their show in the press.
“I’m determined to take every and any action necessary to defend my good name and ensure that I receive both an apology and my fee in full.”
Celebrity Big Brother 2017 continues nightly at 9pm on Channel 5.