It has NOT been a good day for The Real World!
Earlier today, we were disgusted to hear that Real World: San Diego castmember Zach Nichols made a deplorable anti-gay comment to his lesbian roommate Sam.
Now, we’ve learned that The Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Ruins cast member Tonya Cooley is filing a lawsuit because she claims she was raped…with her toothbrush.
Tonya has filed the lawsuit against MTV, Bunim/Murray Productions, castmembers Kenneth Santucci & Evan Starkman, and others.
According to the suit, Tonya claims that Evan and Kenneth “took another male participant’s toothbrush and rubbed the toothbrush around plaintiff’s genitals, including rubbing her labia and inserting the toothbrush into plaintiff’s vagina.” Horrendous!
Tonya claims she was passed out when the incident took place AND cameras “were rolling.” She says producers knew about it and they never replaced the toothbrush or told her about it.
She ALSO says that producers encouraged cast members to sexually abuse each other, and whenever anyone reported incidents, nothing would come of it.
Might be time for MTV to put an end to The Real World, if this is all true. Awful.