Tonya Cooley, a cast member on MTV's Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Ruins, is suing the network after claiming she was raped on set ... with a toothbrush.
Cooley filed the suit against MTV, Bunim/Murray Productions, Kenneth Santucci, Evan Starkman and others. According to her lawsuit, the two male co-stars:
"Took another male participant's toothbrush and rubbed the toothbrush around plaintiff's genitals, including her labia, and inserting the toothbrush into plaintiff's vagina."
Cooley says it happened while she was passed out and cameras were rolling.
Tonya Cooley also says producers not only knew about the rape, they even replaced the toothbrush, never telling her what happened while she was out cold.
The suit also claims that female cast members were stripped of their bathing suits and that male cast members were encouraged by producers to "inappropriately touch female cast members' bodies, including in intimate areas."
According to Cooley, she was later booted from the show after slapping a cast member. She says nothing happened to the men who allegedly raped her.
Cooley is suing for unspecified damages. Calls to MTV have not been returned.
Obviously, if that's even remotely true, it's reprehensible and merits action.
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