Police Investigate MTV Toilet Humor, Toothbrush-As-Toilet Scrubber Incident
Toilet humor has gone to a new low on the set of MTV's "Real World: New Orleans", after a housemate urinated on a rival’s toothbrush and used it to scrub a toilet, causing him to be hospitalized.
According to New Orleans Police Department report filed on the incident and first reported by The Times-Picayune, housemate Ryan Leslie summoned cops to the house/set after complaining about an argument with his housemate, Preston Roberson-Charles, three weeks earlier.
During the argument, Roberson-Charles “stated that he was going to do something to my belongings,” Leslie wrote in a statement to police.
“Preston later came in my room and took my toothbrush off the counter and scrubbed the inside of the toilet and urinated on my tooth brush,” Leslie wrote in the statement.
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Leslie told police he had used his toothbrush for more than two weeks after the argument.
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“I wasn’t aware of this happening and continued to use my toothbrush,” he wrote in the statement.
His throat “started to hurt and got progressively worse,” according to the report, and he visited a local hospital Feb. 21, where he was treated for a viral infection and fever.
While police conducted interviews and confiscated evidence, including the $120 Sonicare toothbrush, no one was arrested.
Police also spoke with Jim Johnston, the show’s executive producer, who told them video surveillance was set up around the house.
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However, it is known if police attempted to look at the footage.