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MTV Lawsuit

Convict Claims Reality Show

Set Him Up in Drug Deal

8/13/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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A drug supplier who served more than 7 months for drug-related crimes claims he was set up by MTV's "True Life" ... so he claims in a new lawsuit.

David Nickell says in legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- he was instructed by a producer on "True Life: I'm Addicted To Pills" to buy pills from a dealer, then give them to a woman on the show ... in front of her 5-year-old son.

Nickell claims the producer told him it would be better TV if the kid was around when the deal went down ... and she assured him he wouldn't get in trouble.

Nickell and the woman who got the pills from him were both arrested after authorities saw the show.  And prosecutors used the video in court to convict him.

He's suing the producer, MTV and its parent company Viacom.

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Stiletto    

Like I give a rats a$$ if a drug dealer got set up...haha...just bend over and squeal lowlife.

50 days ago
2.

TheGame    

LMAO!!!

50 days ago
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Roscoe    

"kell and the woman who got the pills from him were both arrested after authorities saw the show. And prosecutors used the video in court to convict him" That's so ****ed up.

50 days ago
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Bridget    

Well, at least we all understand why you're a criminal for a living, fricken idiot. "Yes, I can't wait to sign that release form that shows me committing a crime, to be aired on national television." LOL

50 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

If he got jail time for TV pills he had to have confessed because the pills could have been anything. Plus he must have some record.

50 days ago
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YesIam    

I guarantee that the contract he signed with MTV before doing the show, removes them from and and all liability. He has no chance. But once an idiot, always an idiot.

50 days ago
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J4X    

The whole thing is so sleazy and the people being profiled are so dumb. Is that dumpster fire of a show on anymore?

50 days ago
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thatshitcray    

No good parent would have their child around that regardless of what a producer may say. They both deserve the jail time and the child deserves a real home.

50 days ago
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whiteblack    

Okay. If they told him to jump off a cliff - would he? Dumb. Assss

50 days ago
10.

Vanity    

That's just crazy!!

50 days ago
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Jamey Hunter    

Some how I don't think this lawsuit will fly. A drug dealer sold drugs on camera. How laughable.

50 days ago
12.

Bird    

They should have taken a lesson from Amber Portwood who got into some trouble after MTV filmed aired footage of her beating on her boyfriend. He should have never agreed to do, or even pretend to do, a drug deal on camera.

50 days ago
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static    

Don't be no snitch, know wut I'm saaaaayin'?

50 days ago
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LaughAtU    

Hey, it would be great TV if we all jump off a bridge...

50 days ago
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porkchop    

What a dumb a s s. What kind of moron thinks that MTV can okay a drug deal without legal issues. Got what he deserved. Yeesh.

50 days ago
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