Netflix Removes Controversial ‘The Challenge’ Episode

Two seasons of The Challenge have been added to U.S. Netflix on December 15, 2020, the tenth episode titled Inferno II and the thirteenth episode titled The Duel, each of that are formally referred to as Real World/Road Rules Challenge. However, followers have not too long ago seen that one of many episodes, which featured behind-the-scenes clips, was faraway from the streaming platform.

The episode in query was the ultimate episode of Inferno II, titled “To Hell & Back: Hot Gossip from the Inferno 2,” which aired in 2005 as a substitute of the same old post-season reunion show. The episode featured a controversial scene between a number of feminine contestants: Veronica Portillo, Rachel Robinson and Tina Barta, who known as themselves the “Mean Girls” throughout the season, and their frequent goal, Tonya Cooley. In this episode, a behind-the-scenes clip confirmed the three girls taking pictures of Tonya whereas she slept nude and exhibiting them to different cast members.

The episode was initially added to the platform with the remainder of the season, as followers mentioned on social media that they watched it when the show was initially added to Netflix, however it has since been eliminated. Neither Netflix nor MTV has offered a remark about why the episode was faraway from the streaming big’s library however followers have speculated that it might be as a result of Tonya sued MTV for sexual assault for a separate incident on a later season of the show.

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Tonya Sued MTV for Sexual Assault That She Says Occurred on Another Season of the Show & the Lawsuit Has Since Been Settled

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Tonya appeared on a number of different Challenges after Inferno II and her final look was on The Ruins in 2009. After that season, Tonya sued MTV and claimed she’d been sexually assaulted by a few the cast members on the Ruins season.

The lawsuit was filed on October 27, 2011, towards Bunim/Murray Productions, MTV and fellow cast members Kenny Santucci and Evan Starkman and it claimed that the 2 opponents “took one other male participant’s toothbrush and … insert[ed] the toothbrush into [the] plaintiff’s vagina” when she was handed out, in accordance with Hollywood Reporter’s revealed copy of the lawsuit.

A response from Viacom, MTV’s dad or mum firm, said that Tonya was despatched residence from The Ruins as a result of “she violently struck one other contestant.” It additionally said that “In addition to failing to avail herself of VMN’s insurance policies and criticism procedures, [Tonya] did not keep away from the accidents of which she complains. For instance, whereas she was a contestant on The Ruins, [Tonya] was steadily intoxicated … rowdy, combative, flirtatious,” the Hollywood Reporter wrote.

The lawsuit was settled in October 2012 and the main points of the settlement haven’t been made public. In an interview with BuzzFeed News in 2016, Tonya stated she was now sober and was working her personal hair salon. She stated followers of the show could be shocked to see her now: “I’m a genuinely completely satisfied individual now. I nonetheless have a little bit of the wild and loopy Tonya in me, however I’ve realized to stability her out. It would have been good to have individuals see that I truly made it.”

2 Seasons of ‘The Challenge’ Were Added to the Streaming Platform on December 15, ‘Inferno II’ & ‘The Duel’

Netflix added two seasons of the long-running MTV show on its platform in December 2020, the tenth season and the thirteenth season and followers can be hoping to see extra added sooner or later. The tenth season, referred to as Inferno II, featured two groups of contestants named the “Good Guys” and the “Bad A**es,” hosted for the second and remaining time by BMX rider Dave Mirra. It was filmed in Manzanillo, Mexico, and aired within the spring of 2005.

The second season added to the streaming platform was The Duel, the thirteenth season of the show and the primary to function no groups, with each contestant taking part in on their very own. The season was filmed in Búzios, Brazil, and initially aired within the fall and winter of 2006-2007. It was the third season hosted by TJ Lavin, who’s now internet hosting his twenty sixth season of the show and the thirty sixth season general, The Challenge: Double Agents.



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