Sunday, August 23, 2009

Discount Background Checks Not All She Hoped

51 Minds' reality TV show Megan Wants a Millionaire (the iTunes and web content of which has been pulled by VH1) succeeded in setting up former model Jasmine Fiore with show contestant Ryan Jenkins. However, its background-checking contractor didn't succeed in informing 51 Minds beforehand that Jenkins' record included a 2007 assault conviction. Had 51 Minds' background-checking contractor learned about Jenkins' violent criminal history, Fiore might have had some persopective from which to avoid some of her own: Jenkins was charged in June with battering Fiore with his fist, and now stands accused of her murder.

The two were married in March after Jenkins failed to win Megan Hauserman's hand in the show. Fiore's corpse was found in a dumpster with its teeth and fingers removed, and had to be identified by the serial numbers on its breast implants.

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