A Big Brother contestant was shown footage of her alleged rape following a night of heavy drinking, it has emerged.
Disturbing footage shows the moment Carlota Prado breaks down in tears on the Spanish version of the reality TV show as she was called to the diary room alone to watch the clip.
The 24-year-old had begun a relationship inside the house with fellow contestant Jose Maria Lopez and after a night of intense drinking, she reportedly refused his advancements in bed, The UK’s Telegraph reported.
But Mr Lopez is alleged to have sexually assaulted Ms Prado later on while she was passed out and unresponsive.
According to The Telegraph, he was interrupted by Big Brother who spoke to him over the house’s loudspeaker.
When Ms Prado was later called to the diary room, she had no idea the alleged incident had taken place.
She pleads for Super, the name of Big Brother in the Spanish version, to stop playing the clip but they decline, saying: “We think you need to see this, Carlota.”
Mr Lopez was removed from the show effective immediately but while the show’s production team reported the matter to police, Ms Prado declined to press charges and returned to the house after a brief stint in a hotel.
However Ms Prado has since slammed the handling of the situation and the fact that her reaction was filmed.
“There should have been someone at my side, a psychologist or someone who would help me face those really difficult images,” Prado told El Confidencial, who released footage of her reaction this week.
“They never asked me if I wanted to see that … if they asked, I would have said no".
Mr Prado has since decided to press charges following the recommendation from a judge. Mr Lopez denies the allegations.
The revelation Ms Prado was shown the footage has prompted dozens of advertisers to announce their intent to pull the plug on the Spanish version of the show.
Endemol Shine Group, the company which runs Big Brother, said in a statement they “regret” having the conversation with Ms Prado in the diary room.
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