Gianna Hammer, a former contestant on MTV’s “Are You the One?,” claims a co-star “sexually assaulted” her on the set of the relationship competitors present — after she was allegedly given a tablet by manufacturing.
Hammer — who had a task on Season 5 in 2017 — claims she was assaulted by the unnamed solid member after manufacturing allegedly gave her considered one of her personal prescription tablets to “settle down” throughout a drunken combat, based on a brand new report from The Day by day Beast.
“I was tremendous confused, tremendous nervous,” Hammer advised the publication about the morning after the alleged incident upon assembly with producers. “I bear in mind being shaky and never figuring out what had gone on or if I was in bother. That’s once they requested me if I bear in mind something that occurred final evening. I mentioned no. They sort of begin going over what had occurred … and that’s once I began actually considering and seeing some sort of flashes.”
Hammer mentioned the man she’s accusing of assault was not faraway from the present.
An MTV spokesperson advised The Day by day Beast the community is conducting an investigation and mentioned in a press release, “We take these points very significantly and have paused manufacturing/casting to conduct an unbiased investigation into the allegations, the third social gathering manufacturing firm and additional evaluate our inside security protocols.”
Producers Lighthearted Leisure denied Hammer’s allegations and advised The Day by day Beast it welcomes an investigation and “will cooperate with full transparency.”
“We’re assured that any evaluate will verify the security procotols that we’ve lengthy had in place on the units of ‘Are You The One?,’” the firm mentioned in its assertion. “We deny the allegations made by the former contestant; all through the eight seasons of the present, no contestant has reported an incident of sexual assault to Lighthearted.”
Hammer advised The Day by day Beast that earlier than becoming a member of the present, she took a low dose of the antidepressant Zoloft day by day earlier than mattress. She mentioned medical doctors had suggested her to not take it with alcohol — which flowed freely on the program — however was given the meds by a neighborhood medic every morning.
“Their logic was that I wasn’t on an excessive amount of of it,” Hammer mentioned. “So, if I took it early in the morning, it wouldn’t actually have an effect on me later in the evening.”
On the evening in query, Hammer claims that earlier than being assaulted, she received right into a drunken verbal altercation with a solid member. She mentioned that considered one of the final issues she remembers is producers allegedly saying “that I wanted to settle down and that they have been going to present me considered one of my drugs.”
“I do know that my solid mates mentioned that I saved telling them, ‘I’m not supposed to do that once I’m ingesting. I’m not supposed to do that once I’m ingesting.’ They nonetheless mentioned it was OK, they mentioned it wasn’t a excessive sufficient dosage or one thing. So, I took it.”
Hammer ended up going right into a male solid member’s mattress later that night, however received pulled out after her co-stars heard her saying “no,” Hammer mentioned she was advised.
“I don’t understand how lengthy it was occurring for however [another male cast member] heard me saying ‘no’ to him and he hopped off the mattress and mentioned, ‘Get off of her,’” Hammer mentioned she was advised of the alleged incident. “And [other cast members] sort of pulled me out of the mattress.”
Hayden Weaver, one other solid mate on Season 5 of the present who began relationship Hammer after filming, backed up parts of her story from that evening.
“I bear in mind at one level the room and there was a digicam pointed the place Gianna was laying,” he mentioned. “I couldn’t see what precisely they have been filming, I simply assumed they have been getting some photographs of individuals sleeping that they will edit into stuff for the present. I got here to appreciate later that [the male cast member] was principally beginning to contact her and so they have been filming it as if it was like a hookup.”
Hammer and Weaver, who’re the mother and father of a younger son, dated for about two years earlier than splitting.
Web page Six has reached out to reps for MTV and to Lighthearted Leisure for remark.