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Big Brother – Sex Scandal In Brazil – Possible Rape In The House

Big Brother Brazil producers are in all sorts of bother with allegations that a girl was raped and no one stepped in.

The SMH states:

Police are investigating a cast member of Brazil’s most popular reality TV show, Big Brother Brazil, for allegedly raping a fellow contestant.

Early Sunday, after a party that was scripted as part of the show, contestant Daniel Echaniz, 31, is alleged to have had sex with Monique Amin, 23, as cameras rolled. Both have denied that to police, they said Tuesday.

“Both of them did confirm they had consumed alcoholic drinks and that they were aware of their surroundings, and they confirmed touching each other under a comforter,” said policeman Antonio Nunes.

Police took the contestants’ underwear and sheets from the show set, and the host voted Echaniz off for “inappropriate behaviour.”

The party was televised on Brazil’s Globo TV, and showed Echaniz, a model, and Amin, a student, kissing and caressing each other, and another image shows Echaniz under the sheets presumably having sex with Amin who appears not to move.

Amin has said she did not recall a sexual act taking place, local media reported.

Network officials told local media that authorities were investigating, because Amin apparently was asleep.

The show’s producers have also come under attack for not intervening. The footage has since been pulled from the Globo TV website and women’s rights group Change.org has started a petition to have the production company “take responsibility” for the incident:

“It is inadmissible that Globo Network did not send anyone to check out on the unconscious woman and to see what the man was doing to her,” the petition reads.

“It is inadmissible that Globo Network did not send anyone to break them apart as soon as they realised (because no one here is naive enough to believe the fact went by unnoticed) that the woman could not consent nor participate in the act.”

Big Brother Australia had the turkey slap incident where the two protagonists were removed from the house but not at the time that the event occurred.

I presume the producers will give all the contestants in the new Big Brother series in Australia a lecture what is acceptable behaviour.

Auditions are yet to be called on the show, but it will be screened later this year on Channel NINE.

 

 

 

6 comments

1 Culinary Boner { 01.19.12 at 3:48 pm }

The whole Big Brother concept is lame and tawdry. ’nuff said.

2 Anthony Mai { 01.19.12 at 4:09 pm }

Not laying blame, but I think the Big Brother house should be 100% alcohol free. Absolutely.

3 SEDI { 01.19.12 at 4:23 pm }

@Anthony Mai – while I agree in general (I am a non-drinker) BBUK at the moment is NOTHING without alcohol. That’s when it gets really exciting!! The promiscuity and the arguing (especially from celebs) is too good to miss.

I think both parties in Brazil BB were saying that it was consensual, so I guess no charges are laid as of yet. Even though she appeared to be unconscious??

Can’t wait until BB Australia starts!!

4 brain dead dave { 01.19.12 at 4:43 pm }

First the doona dance , now the comforter crime.

5 Reality Raver { 01.19.12 at 9:26 pm }

SEDI – I think the issue is whether it can be consensual if she was not awake….

AM – I think you have to have alcohol otherwise it would be very dull but clearly probably not a good idea to send in 80% proof vodka

6 Alex { 01.20.12 at 11:32 am }

SEDI- the problem is if she was unconscious or even drunk she cannot have given consent, hence it would be rape. Even if she ‘can’t remember’ anything happening.

I think alcohol is a bit of a requirement for BB, it’s boring enough with it imho.