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Original "culture guy" sues Queer Eye for the Straight Guy

BY Advocate.com Editors

September 04 2003 11:00 PM ET

The New York Post reports that one of the original members of the "Fab 5" is suing Queer Eye for the Straight Guy after being let go following the taping of the first two episodes. Blair Boone is suing the show for $105,000 in damages, the amount he says he would have been paid for a full year's work on the show. "The producers said that NBC and Bravo had to let me go, that it basically had to do with the fact that the show had a different idea with what they wanted to do with the 'culture guy,' " Boone told the Post. Boone, who quit a full-time job as an ad manager and writer for Metrosource magazine to go on the show, was replaced after two episodes by actor Jai Rodriguez.

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