Disabled Men Sue Dancing with the Stars
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Two physically disabled men have filed a lawsuit against Dancing with the Stars, accusing the show of discrimination and a cameraman of threatening to run over a service dog, TMZ reports.
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Robert Carr and Arnie Pike, who are both confined to wheelchairs, said they attended a March taping of the series on the CBS lot. After arriving with two companions and a service dog, Carr and Pike claim they were seated in the back because the studio has "a policy of placing disabled persons where they cannot be seen by the camera or the public" and were unable to see the dancing. Pike's service dog was placed near a cameraman, who threatened to run over it, the suit said.
The suit also claims the studio violates the Americans with Disabilities Act and doesn't have "designated accessible seating for persons with disabilities." Both Carr and Pike are seeking damages.
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