Justin charged with aggravated assault; girlfriend had “choke marks around her neck” and a broken ankle.

Justin charged with aggravated assault; girlfriend had “choke marks around her neck” and a broken ankle.
Justin Sebik–who was expelled from the Big Brother 2 house after holding a knife to Krista’s throat and asking, “Would you get mad if I killed you?”–has been arrested in New Jersey after the 24-year-old woman he was dating was “found crying on the side of the road…with a fractured ankle and ‘choke marks around her neck.'” Justin says it “was all just a pretty minor mishap” that started after she “[went] crazy” and started “punching [him] all over the place.” He’s upset because of the “black cloud over my head” the Big Brother 2 incident, which he says was a joke, has caused. “With my reputation, people will think the worst of me in these sorts of situations,” he told The Jersey Journal.

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

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A film director talks about becoming a reality TV character

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about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.