Former Dual Survival hosts Joseph Teti and Cody Lundin have a long history of disagreements, but Cody is now suing the Discovery Channel for pairing him with Teti and making it look like Cody was the one who cracked under pressure. According to Cody, Joe threatened to murder him several times–and with a number of different implements–and, thanks to the network’s producers, he’s unable to find work.
According to a report over at TMZ, Cody has filed suit against Discovery for “making it look like he was losing it on set,” when, in truth, it was Joseph Teti who was cracking up. Joseph Teti and Cody Lundin allegedly dealt with murderous threats at least twice. The first time came while Joe waved around an ice axe during the infamous Norway shoot and told Cody he would “bury” him on the mountain; the second took place while filming the Hawaii episode, when Joe apparently told Cody he would impale him with a spear.
According to the lawsuit, Cody claims Joe said to him “You better not blow this for me…I think you know what is going to happen to you.” Cody also alleges that Joe showed him pictures (which he brought with him on the shoots?) of people he killed during his time in the military and as a Defense Department contractor.
Furthermore, Cody’s lawsuit supposedly says that because of several scenes that producers doctored to make him look bad–including one in which he threw a book of matches into a pool of water–it’s “impossible for him to find work.”
However, it’s worth pointing out that there might be an inconsistency with that part of the report. After all, Cody is quite adamantly against the whole notion of survival television; as we’ve reported in the past, he’s spoken out against it in practically every interview he’s given since leaving Dual Survival. And, since leaving, Cody has amped up his successful survivalist and outdoorsman business, Aboriginal Living Skills School, drawing in legions of new devoteés via social media.
Neither Cody nor Joseph have addressed the lawsuit on their social media accounts. Joe did give a brief statement to TMZ: “I always had the utmost respect for [Cody], considered him a friend, and am hurt these accusations have been made.”
(Photo credits: Joseph Teti and Cody Lundin via Facebook)