MTV's Real World pad in San Diego has become a potential crime scene as cops investigate a 22-year-old woman's allegations of rape.
The woman, who's neither a cast nor crewmember of the reality series' upcoming season, told police she was assaulted between Nov. 14 and 15 in the home, a converted commercial building that houses the cast and a production studio.
She claims she met the suspect, identified in local reports as "Justin," at a downtown nightclub. The alleged victim told police she downed one drink from the man, an acquaintance of a Real World castmember, and blacked out.
Next thing she knew, the woman woke up at 10:30 a.m. fully clothed in a guest bedroom at the Real World house with a camera crew in her face.
According to court documents, she suspected someone had sex with her while she was unconscious because of pain in her genital area.
An unidentified witness told a female castmember that "Justin" had left the house saying, "I just hit that."
The unidentified person found the woman passed out naked on the bathroom floor, dressed her and moved her to a couch. When the female castmember returned home on the morning of Nov. 15, she and the person moved the unconscious body to the guest bedroom.
The alleged rape victim reported the incident to police on Nov. 16, and a subsequent medical examination revealed abrasions and lacerations to both her vaginal and anal openings, according to court documents.
Cops served a search warrant on the oceanfront property on Nov. 18.
The three-story building was searched, and items were seized, including bedding, towels, couch cushions, videotape equipment, tape footage and computer equipment.
The footage may not prove as informative as expected.
Even though castmembers live in a virtual fishbowl comprised of 30 cameras recording 24/7, no cameras are mounted in the bathrooms, and producers told police that's where the victim may have been assaulted.
No arrests have been made.
The network and Real World production company, Bunim-Murray Productions, have said they "are cooperating fully" with San Diego Police. "None of the cast or crewmembers had any involvement in the incident."
MTV plans to go ahead with the scheduled premiere of the Real World's 14th season in January.
This is shaping up to be quite the season.
Already, one of the castmembers has been arrested for engaging in a bar brawl.
Robin Hibbard was busted in September for assaulting a Marine while she partied at a San Diego nightclub, and the whole thing was captured on tape.
The 23-year-old Florida bartender was charged with misdemeanor battery after she allegedly punched and scratched one Derek Porter. Hibbard then spent the night courtesy of the Las Colinas women's jail before making bail.