producers, cast, MTV didn’t report “rape suspicions to police;” search was denied.

producers, cast, MTV didn’t report “rape suspicions to police;” search was denied.
After The Real World San Diego house was the site of a possible sexual assault, a lawyer “declined a police request for consent to search a bedroom in the house and stated that MTV would not turn over documents or film before she personally reviewed them,” The Smoking Gun reports. Additionally, “it does not appear that MTV staff, cast members, or the show’s producers, Bunim-Murray, reported their rape suspicions to police. … [A]fter the incident, the entire production traveled to Mexico to film there,” TSG says. The site reproduces the transcript of a 1:35 a.m. telephone request for a search warrant, which includes a graphic account of the assault’s aftermath, including genital “lacerations” on the victim.

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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.