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If you thought Bigg Boss in India has been 'too controversial' for one's liking, you may not know much about Big Brother in other countries over the years. According to a report in Variety, disturbing footage has emerged of a Big Brother Spain contestant being confronted by producers with video of herself allegedly being sexually assaulted by another housemate on the reality show and then being told not to talk about it with her fellow contestants.
Carlota Prado was brought into the Big Brother house’s “diary room,” where participants talk to the voice of Big Brother and were shown video of the incident, which took place in 2017 and involved fellow contestant Jose María Lopez allegedly assaulting her in bed after an alcohol-fueled party inside the house.
It’s unclear whether Prado knew herself that the alleged assault had occurred. But in footage obtained by Spanish newspaper El Confidencial, she grows visibly distressed as the video unspools in the diary room, and asks the show’s unseen producers to turn it off. The producers then tell her not to talk about it before sending in a psychologist to speak with her.
“We’d like to stress no footage was ever shot with the intention of being broadcast,” the company said in its statement. “However, with hindsight, we regret that the conversation where Carlota was informed took place in the diary room environment.”
The statement added: “The footage was only supplied as evidence when requested by the authorities, encrypted and guarded. The decision not to inform the housemates of the incident, and why Carlota was asked not to mention the incident at the time, was taken by the production team in good faith at that point, in order to protect her privacy and because the incident was due to be reported to the police.”
The original incident dates back to November 2017, on the night of a party at the “Big Brother” house. Lopez is filmed putting Prado to bed before the alleged assault took place.