Like in other countries of the world that has fallen to its powerful grip,-Big Brother…continues to dazzle controversially everywhere it feature its esoteric scripts.
And now Brazil.
On Jan 17,2012 : A housemate in the Brazilian version of reality TV show "Big Brother" was raped after an alcohol-fueled party and was shown on live television, a media report said.
Police Tuesday confirmed they have begun an investigation as well as carried out a search of the studios in Rio de Janeiro, where the "Big Brother Brasil" is being filmed, most wire Network reported.
A 31-year-old contestant, Daniel Echaniz allegedly raped 23-year-old student Monique Amin, who had passed out drunk after a party Sunday.
Night cameras fimed Echaniz get into the bed where Amin was sleeping before appearing to have sex with her under the covers. Throughout the incident the woman appeared unconscious.
The next morning,when Amin was asked about the incident, and appeared to know little of what had happened.
Police arrived at the house and interviewed Amin for three hours, before taking her away for medical examination.
Police reportedly told the TV channel to either stop broadcasting the show or eliminate Echaniz.
"Big Brother Brasil", which is in its 12th series, is watched by an average TV audience of about eight million.
Daniel Echaniz has since been booted out and could face between six and ten years in jail if found guilty. Monique has also left the programme.
Show presenter Pedro Bial said: "Since Sunday morning, the board had been evaluating the behaviour of Daniel, who is suspected of having infringed the rules of the programme.
"Big Brother examined his behaviour without jumping to conclusions and with the utmost care. The images showed a breach of the rules of the programme.
"After careful evaluation, the direction of the programme found that the behaviour of the contestant on the night of the party was seriously inadequate."