A contestant on Big Brother Brazil was expelled from the show for possibly sexually assaulting a fellow houseguest while she was unconscious.
The accused, Daniel Echaniz is calling the incident a “huge misunderstanding,” but producers made the ruling based on what the called inadequate behavior.
The Daily Mail (UK) said “Night cameras fimed Echaniz, a male model, get into the bed where [Monique] Amin was sleeping before appearing to have sex with her under the covers.”
The show’s host Pedro Bial said that Echaniz “Big Brother examined his behaviour without jumping to conclusions and with the utmost care. The images showed a breach of the rules of the program. After careful evaluation, the direction of the program found that the behavior of the contestant on the night of the party was seriously inadequate.”
Footage of the alleged incident was broadcast live on pay-per-view TV and was even on YouTube for a short time.
Police are looking into the matter, according to The Associated Press.