TV Talk Talk about Shows on TV

For Love Or Money Scandal

Old 06-09-03, 03:31 PM
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Newfoundland, Canada
Posts: 14,020
For Love Or Money Scandal

Did a quick search and didn't find this here on the forum, so here you go:

'For Love or Money' Star Hid JAG Scandal

LOS ANGELES ( - The women on "For Love or Money" know a secret that the man they're pursuing doesn't. They know that the winner can pocket a million dollars for ditching him. However, the show's central hunk also seems to be holding back, one that he kept from the women and NBC officials alike.

Attorney Rob Campos' official NBC biography and the one on his law firm's web site both reference the "For Love or Money" hunk's experiences in the JAG Corps. Neither bio mentions the drunken incident that got Campos booted from the JAG training program and ultimately led to the end of his military career.

Naturally, the scandal was unearthed by the good folks at

A spokesperson for NBC and the show's producer Bruce Nash told that Campos failed to disclose the problems he caused in mid-June, 1999 while he was training in Newport, Rhode Island. After a night of drinking, Campos allegedly barged into the room of a the-27-year-old fellow trainee, made advances and groped her before she kneed him in the groin and fled the room.

According to interviews conducted by TSG, the female trainee didn't immediately report the incident, but rumors spread and she was finally interviewed by Naval Criminal Investigative Service agents. Campos was immediately removed from the JAG course. The victim in the incident refers to Campos as "that big jerk, that big meathead," but seems to view the implosion of his military career as punishment enough.

Because the military incident was not in the public record, it didn't come up when NBC's investigator did his search.

For his part, Campos, in an interview with TSG, remembers the drinking, but nothing else that may have followed. He still suggests that the woman's story may have been a fabrication, offering, "My buddies said she got angry because I was too drunk to get it up."

In a slightly less sleazy and somewhat more contrite statement to the press, Campos says that he has apologized to NBC and to Nash for casually forgetting to mention this smudge on his record.

"I received two commendations while in the military, as well as an honorable discharge, and did not believe that the incident was relevant to my potential participation in the show," Campos disingenuously says. "In connection with the incident, I have acknowledged that I behaved inappropriately."

NBC has no plans to pull the show, which has already completed shooting. It will, however, be much easier to root for the women to take the money over the boor.
movieking is offline  
Old 06-09-03, 03:36 PM
DVD Talk God
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Directionally Challenged (for DirecTV)
Posts: 122,580
Coming to a future episode of JAG (or NCIS).
Red Dog is offline  
Old 06-09-03, 03:50 PM
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 9,975
BizRodian is offline  
Old 06-09-03, 04:34 PM
DVD Talk Hero
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Rosemount, MN
Posts: 30,569
What is WRONG with these reality show screening processes? Do you think they find out this stuff but don't care?

I mean, I'd understand if one or two slipped under the radar, but it seems The Smoking Gun has no problems finding this stuff out. Maybe they should be TSG to investigate for them?
Draven is offline  
Old 06-09-03, 04:36 PM
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Newfoundland, Canada
Posts: 14,020
Being a cynic, I am starting to wonder if these shows intentionally let people with bad pasts on in order to get them in the news when it eventually breaks and milk every bit of the publicity.
movieking is offline  
Old 06-09-03, 04:59 PM
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 219
kind of makes the choice at the end that much easier now huh?
shaggybrown is offline  
Old 06-09-03, 05:48 PM
DVD Talk Hero
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: East County
Posts: 33,192
So he's a bad drunk? I thought tonight's episode was going to show us that. What do we need the smoking gun for? jk

Come on ladies! Take the money and run!
B.A. is offline  
Old 06-09-03, 05:57 PM
DVD Talk Hero
das Monkey's Avatar
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 35,881
I figured it'd be another week or two before NBC leaked a predictably "controversial" ratings ploy.

das Monkey is offline  
Old 06-09-03, 07:04 PM
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 9,779
Originally posted by das Monkey
I figured it'd be another week or two before NBC leaked a predictably "controversial" ratings ploy.
Summer shows have to do it a little sooner than fall or spring seasons.
Alyoshka is offline  
Old 06-09-03, 10:16 PM
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 9,975
I saw it tonight. I guess the preview explained it all.. but spoilers just in case...

He got drunk, then started acting like he owned these women. He had them take off his boots! lol! He had one girl bend over and pull the first one off, then the other girl do it backwords, so he could see her bend over from behind! then he was going around to each one in the hot tub and acting like a total player, groaping and such, in front of the other girls. I don't know if this is normal behavior on these shows, because I've never watched before. As a result, all the girls were totally sickened by him. The next morning he came around to say he was sorry, then all the girls forgave him. Rather funny.
BizRodian is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.