Tuesday, June 03, 2008

'Survivor' winner takes case to Supreme Court

Richard Hatch, winner of the first Survivor has appealed his tax-evasion conviction ... all the way to the Supreme Court.

Hatch's lawyer, Michael Minns, has said his client confronted producers about cheating during taping of the show, and a producer promised his taxes would be paid if he kept quiet and went on to win the competition, according to a story on Yahoo! News.

The Supreme Court takes up very few cases and there's no word on whether they'll take up this one ... but the more interesting part to me is Hatch's claim that CBS producers "cheated." CBS, of course, says the claim is baseless.

What? Are you telling me reality TV isn't real?