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Tuesday January 17, 2012

‘Big Brother Brasil’ Shows Footage of Housemate Allegedly Raping Another While She is Unconscious

‘Big Brother Brasil’ Shows Footage of Housemate Allegedly Raping Another While She is Unconscious

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Brazil’s version of the reality/game show worldwide crossover hit Big Brother is in serious trouble after a show participant claims she was sexually assaulted by a housemate while the production team sat back and watched.

ImageMonique Amin, one of the housemate/contestants on Big Brother Brasil believed she had been inappropriately touched while she was passed out in bed after a night of drinking.

TV network Globo, which produces Big Brother Brasil, aired the live footage of the alleged rape and after being questioned about the incident Amin believes she may have been raped.

The accused, housemate Daniel Echaniz is seen touching the unconscious Amin, and eventually gets under a blanket with her, and viewers can see him moving on top of her.

The footage was pulled, but the damage was already done.

Echaniz claims he only kissed and hugged her, but Amin does not believe that was the case. Her mother told Brazilian site Ego, “It is clear that there was abuse.”

ImageThe day after the incident, Amin was called into the confessional, which is where the cast members recap and give opinions on what is happening in the house. She was asked if she remembered anything about the incident, but she said that if anything had happened the night before, she was not aware of it. After being asked about it in the confessional, Amin approached Echaniz who told her to “let it go”.

A petition on Change.org now reads that Globo’s failure to intervene that night is “inadmissible” and that no one “is naïve enough to believe” that no one saw what was happening. They are demanding that Echaniz been shown justice for what he did and for Globo to apologize.