These Two ‘Survivor’ Contestants May Have Just Breached a $5 Million Non-Disclosure Agreement
Two rumored contestants on the upcoming season of Survivor are in hot water after posting a revealing photo online.
Alec Merlino and Kara Kay, who will reportedly appear on Season 37, apparently breached a potential $5 million non-disclosure agreement when Merlino shared a (since-deleted) photo of the pair embracing on his social media, seemingly together as a couple.
"F--- it," Merlino captioned the image on Instagram, possibly indicating that he knew sharing the photo—which hints that Merlino and Kay will form an alliance on the show when it airs—would go against production protocol.
TMZ reports that the NDAs signed by Survivor contestants are worth up to $5 million, meaning Merlino and Kay could potentially each be fined if CBS finds that the photo breached their written agreement.
"Upon arriving back home ... sources say contestants were emailed a reminder not to spoil anything with social media activity — like following each other and, obviously, posing together," the tabloid writes.
Survivor wrapped filming in Fiji's Mamanuca Islands last Wednesday. Season 37 is set to air sometime this year or next.
Hosted by Jeff Probst, Survivor first aired in the U.S. in 2000. The survival competition's most recent season, Ghost Island, premiered on February 28, 2018. The finale is set to air May 23.