Australian 'Big Brother' incident sets off sexual assault controversy
UPI News Service, 07/03/2006
The Australian prime minister wants his country's version of "Big Brother" off the air after a female participant allegedly was molested live on the Internet.
Prime Minister John Howard joined critics of the show, which has previously been accused of broadcasting lewd behavior, the Australia Broadcasting Corp. reported.
"Here's a great opportunity for Channel Ten to do a bit of self regulation and get this stupid program off the air," Howard said. Although Network Ten has evicted the two men who are alleged to have committed the sexual molestation, the broadcaster said it will continue with the show.