'Big Brother' houseguest Willie Hantz expelled from house for violence
By Reality TV World staff, 07/23/2012
Big Brother unexpectedly expelled Willie Hantz from the house for violence during Sunday night's broadcast of the CBS reality competition's fourteenth season.
Willie, a 34-year-old tankerman from Vinton, LA who currently resides in Dayton, TX, was removed from the house after an incident in which he appeared to chest thump and shove fellow houseguest Joe Arvin on Friday (due to Big Brother's broadcast schedule, the footage aired as part of Sunday night's episode).
"As you all know, violence is not tolerated in the Big Brother house, so Willie has been removed from the game," Big Brother executive producer Allison Grodner told the remaining houseguests after the house's speaker system after Willie was expelled.
Willie, the brother of Survivor villain Russell Hantz, had been the season's first Head of Household.
However, he had alienated many of his fellow houseguests and Frank Eudy -- the houseguest Willie had unsuccessfully nominated for eviction during his HoH reign -- had won the season's second HoH competition, resulting in Willie believing he was certain to be the second houseguest evicted.
Prior to his expulsion, Willie had been attempting to rankle his fellow houseguests after they rejected his attempts to convince them not to hold his behavior and decisions against Shane Meaney and JoJo Spatafora -- the other members of his team who were being coached by returning houseguest Britney Haynes.
"Just leave everyone alone, why can't you [leave everyone alone?]" Britney had appealed to Willie as they were in the house's kitchen area.
"Because I'm not going to go out like that, Britt! I'm not going out like that," Willie replied.
"You're not going to go out with what, with class?" she asked.
"No, I'm not going to go out with class!" he responded.
"Well I don't know why you need to put on this act," Britney said.
"It ain't an act, I'm pissed!" Willie insisted.
Joe then wandered through the kitchen area where Willie was talking with Britney, prompting an exchange that led to the pair's physical confrontation.