JC Mounduix says he's "not a pervert" in light of controversial 'Big Brother' behavior, Tyler Crispen defends him
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 09/28/2018
JC Mounduix does not consider himself guilty or at fault for violating others' privacy or personal space on Big Brother's 20th season.
"I can be a lot of things, but I'm not a pervert. I can tell you that," the 28-year-old professional dancer toldEntertainment Weekly. "I hope these things don't escalate... Just don't magnify drama, how I like to call it."
In response to the situation involving Tyler, JC explained, "We were really close in the house. I was having nightmares all the time. I would have the girls and guys talk with me and patting me."
"Tyler was sleeping and he was making sounds that he never does, and I was like, 'Babe, it's going to be okay,'" continued the Miami native who currently resides in California.
"I was in the middle of my sleep. I pulled his bandana down so he could sleep and I gave him a kiss on his shoulder... Honestly, I don't even remember that much. You know, we were super friends and super close."
JC also insisted to EW that the circumstances regarding his interaction with Haleigh were harmless and his intentions were innocent.
"I was walking up to the bathroom and always when I'm getting close to the door, I go, 'Knock-knock,' and people say, 'No.' But she didn't answer... So I opened and she screamed. So I'm like, 'Oh, you want to play this game?'" JC recalled, adding that 21-year-old Haleigh was fully clothed in that moment.
"That's why I left it open. If I would have noticed at any point she was being a little bit naked or something... I would never leave that door open. I told her, and she was completely dressed. She scared me, and I just wanted to [do a] prank."
Big Brother executive producers Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan told Us Weekly in an August statement they had reviewed footage of JC's behavior following "the expression of viewer concerns" and assured fans the "safety and security" of the houseguests took "top priority" for them.
Allison and Rich therefore spoke with Haleigh and Tyler to determine their feelings on the matter and both houseguests reportedly said they "in no way felt threatened, unsafe or sexually harassed."
Tyler, in fact, stood up for JC once he left theBig Brother house as Season 20's runner-up.
"Any negative thing that came out about JC and I's relationship is totally false. I never felt anything but a genuine friendship with JC. Him and I were genuine friends. He was always there for me. He had my back game-wise, he had my back personally. I love JC to death," Tyler toldUs.
"I will never say a bad word about JC because I don't think he deserves it. Anything that is out there was definitely taken the wrong way. Everything was discussed and we're good. Anything that might have looked a certain way, I never felt negative anything towards JC, ever."