Stacey Stillman : biography
Stacey Stillman (born August 11, 1972) was a contestant of the first season of the CBS reality television series Survivor, which aired in 2000 and was set in Borneo.
A New York native, Stillman has been an attorney in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1998. She lives in Mountain View, California and practices intellectual property law at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe's Menlo Park office, which specializes in representing technology companies. She has a law degree from New York University.
On Survivor: Borneo, she was a member of the Tagi tribe and was voted off third, after spending nine days on the island fighting with Rudy.
In early 2001, she sued CBS, claiming that executive producer Mark Burnett arranged her exit and orchestrated the show's outcome. Her 14-page lawsuit alleged that two of her fellow tribemates, Dirk Been and Sean Kenniff, were persuaded to change their vote from 72-year-old Rudy Boesch to her. Stillman sought restitution for lost prize money, plus $75,000 representing out-of-pocket expenses and punitive damages. While CBS and Burnett denied the allegations, Been supported them; Kenniff admitted talking to Burnett, but told USA Today that the vote wasn't influenced and Burnett said only to "Vote your conscience." Burnett counter-sued Stillman for $5,000,000. Eventually the case was settled out of court.
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