Survivor Producer Blasts Extortion Bid

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Survivor Producer Blasts Extortion Bid

Responding to Stacey Stillman's legal claim that last year's "Survivor" was rigged, producer Mark Burnett fired back Tuesday (2/20), slapping the ex-contestant with a blistering $5 million countersuit that charges Stillman with waging a "campaign of falsehoods, extortion and contract violations." As first reported by's Beth Pinsker, this Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit claims that Stillman, a San Francisco lawyer, tried to extort money from CBS and Burnett's SEG, Inc. by threatening to "generate national publicity about her false allegations unless she was paid off." On February 5, Stillman filed this lawsuit against Burnett and CBS. (13 pages)

Stillman wasted no time responding to Burnett's lawsuit, as this MP3 of her new answering machine message shows.

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