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Moment of Truth Could Get You Fired

Telling the Truth Could Get You Fired

The producers at Fox have certainly capitalized on a seventh grade sleepover favorite — the game of Truth. I was always a Dare girl myself, but the 23 million viewers that watched the premiere episode of "Moment of Truth" sure seemed to be entertained by contestants dishing some pretty personal secrets in pursuit of $500,000. Contestants are hooked up to a lie detector and asked a series of 21 questions that get increasingly more intense, and more honest answers mean more cash all the way up to half a million dollars.

A revelation that the personal trainer contestant is unsure that his wife is his true life partner most likely caused some trouble on the home front, but it's the question regarding whether he ever touched a female client in a non-professional manner that could cause problems at home and at the office. The contestant following the trainer revealed that he looks through his co-workers' desks (people do that?!) and it's these moments of truth that could get these guys fired from their jobs.

Even though the employer isn't the one conducting the polygraph, employment lawyers say the information admitted on TV could cause employers to pursue an investigation of the divulging employee. Personally, answering humiliating questions on TV in pursuit of $500,000 wouldn't be worth it. What about you — would you risk your job for any amount of money?

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gigill gigill 9 years
Man, why does Fox always come up with the crap? It's terrible!
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
I might for a couple million so I don't need a job. But I don't have anything to hide either, so I wouldn't lose my job.
jen22 jen22 9 years
Not worth it. That is the first thing I thought when I first saw the show, that a bunch of these people are going to get fired.
i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 9 years
Um, I wouldn't go on the show if I knew I had something I wanted to hide. And I love this show! Such juicy details :)
megnmac megnmac 9 years
They'd never put me on, because my answers wouldn't be interesting enough... love your husband? yes. ever look though ppl's things at work? no. I don't have enough scandal in my world to make the answers anything anyone would squirm about.
cubadog cubadog 9 years
They could totally question me the worst thing I have done is spent time on-line but everyone in my company does that. I am pretty much an open book so I would be very boring to watch. There is a difference between maintaining privacy and lying.
remedios remedios 9 years
So the show is capitalizing on possibly ending someone's relationship and career? That's pretty sick.
bfly1133 bfly1133 9 years
I would not appear on this show for many reasons. I don't have anything to hide, but I also don't want to air my personal life on national television or YouTube. And as some of these posters pointed out, lie detectors tests aren't 100% accurate. What if it says you lied but in reality you didn't? I wouldn't want to risk it.
supercoolnat supercoolnat 9 years
This show seems to have the sketchy-est people on it. Do "normal" people really have that many secrets and that many issues? If they really do such unethical things, and are stupid enough to share it on national television, they probably don't deserve that job in the first place.
mochi26 mochi26 9 years
This show is sick in so many ways. My boyfriend actually gets angry seeing the commercials for it, and he's a very low-key kind of guy. I can't believe people are applying to be on this show...and worse, I can't believe people are watching it!
juicylove juicylove 9 years
i havent seen it, but now i kind of want to. i dont get why people are so stupid sometimes, just for a chance to MAYBE get money, and be on tv for a whole 5 minutes.
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
I don't know if I could do that show. They aren't offering enough money, lol.
jkat jkat 9 years
My boyfriend calls this show "Ruin Your Life for $500,000." It is seriously not enough money to have your spouse leave you, your family hate you and your boss fire you. People are idiots.
mgratzl mgratzl 9 years
I would never do a show like this. I haven't done anything wrong - nothing bad at work, not cheating on my husband - I don't hate - most of the time anyways. But doing this show would just open up a can of worms - I don't think it is worth it to ruin your life!
nslods nslods 9 years
It's pretty sad what people will resort to for money these days. I tried watching the first five or so minutes of this show, but it made me sick.
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 9 years
This show is stupid, and the people that actually go on it are STUPIDER. Hello? Lets ruin my reputation for the rest of my life for $50,000! Booya!
SkinnyMarie SkinnyMarie 9 years
I think I saw that clip on best week ever. He said that he never touched someone that way at work and it said he lied. Now a lied detector tracks your heart rate and stuff. I would get sure nervous if someone asked me a question like that, even if I had never done that. I would never risk my job for TV.
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
Oh, but the whole point of the show is not to lie, right? This seems like the sort of game that only real sociopaths (particularly the people that can trick lie detectors) could benefit from.
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
it's the question regarding whether he ever touched a female client in a non-professional manner that could cause problems at home and at the office. Hell, he should've just lied about it! Lie detector tests aren't admissable evidence!
longhorn_sugar longhorn_sugar 9 years
woah, drama
aljefferson-tbag aljefferson-tbag 9 years
$500,000 is not enough money to lose your job & blemish your career ... i agree the show is stupid and the contestants are idiots for even going on. Here is a real show to watch if you have 30 minutes to burn from 8:00 - 8:30 on ABC on Tuesday nights:
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
no. I think this show is SO stupid! The contestants are idiots for first off, doing whatever skeevy activities they do, then going on TV and confessing said skeevy activities for some money. ???!!!!! So lame.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Hahaha I have nothing to fear either. Work is work and I don't think ANY guy here is good looking! And I never gossip and I really don't even hate a lot of people!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I have nothing to fear here at work, other than hating a few people. ;)
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
I might but I honestly don't do anything "BAD" like that at my work. I'm a good employee! :)
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