Could a Better Criminal Check Have Prevented the “Megan Wants a Millionaire” Fiasco?

Posted by Kristina Taylor
August 21, 2009

Could a Better Criminal Check Have Prevented the “Megan Wants a Millionaire” Fiasco?

If you’ve been checking out the Internet lately, you know that the VH-1 reality television show “Megan Wants a Millionaire” has been postponed (and possibly cancelled) thanks to one of the participants, Ryan Jenkins, being charged with the recent murder of his wife.

Without getting into the sordid details, suffice it to say that this entire fiasco raises the question:  What kind of background/criminal check was done on the contestant of this popular show?  Was the man (a Canadian business person with, ostensibly, millions of dollars) thoroughly vetted?  Or was he barely background checked at all?

Obviously, it’s easy to participate in so-called “Monday Morning Quarterbacking” and jump to conclusions.  However, it’s also impossible to ignore the fact that this huge disaster for VH-1 might have been preventable.

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