SPANISH Big Brother is facing intense backlash after it emerged that one of its contestants was forced to ‘watch her own rape’.
Carlota Prado Alonso, from Estepona, was allegedly sexually assaulted by her contestant and boyfriend Jose Maria Lopez Perez.
The incident occurred during the 2017 edition of the reality TV show, known in Spain as Gran Hermano Revolution.
Prado was shown a video by producers in which she was allegedly penetrated for five minutes after she had passed out a boozy party.
She was shown the disturbing images in the show’s ‘diary room’, before she said: “Please, stop now, please.”
Prado is reported to have spurned Lopez’s advances in the bedroom, saying ‘no, I can’t’, before he allegedly took advantage of her.
The morning after, Lopez told his partner ‘he took care of her’ once she’d passed out, before he was booted off the show and Prado had to watch the video.
Lopez then also left the house, before returning ‘following a psychologist’s approval’.
But the latest revelations by El Confidential allege that Prado was told not to tell her fellow housemates what had happened.
Several firms have since pulled their advertising following the revelations about the series, which is produced by Zeppelin.
Lopez has denied the alleged assault, which is said to have taken place underneath a bedsheet.
A judge has said that there is enough evidence for Lopez to be tried for the crime of sexual abuse.
Under Spanish law, sexual abuse cannot be considered rape ulness unless perceived violence or intimidation took place.
Endemol Shine Group, which produces the show said: “With hindsight we regret that the conversation where Carlota was informed took place in the diary room environment.”
Many high profile Spanish names have slammed the producers’ handling of the incident, including Podemos’ Madrid MP Beatriz Gimeno.
She said: “The producers should be investigated for a failure in their duty to rescue the victim, which is a criminal offence.”