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Brazil: Police probe allegations of rape on TV

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazilian police are investigating allegations of sexual assault on the country's Big Brother reality TV show.

Rio de Janeiro police spokeswoman Camila Donato says participants were to be questioned as part of the probe on Tuesday. That's a day after the wildly popular program announced that contestant Daniel Echaniz was being thrown out over suspicions of "gravely inadequate" behavior.

The 31-year-old male model was booted off the show after allegations emerged that he engaged in sexual behavior with contestant Monique Amin after she'd passed out.

The alleged incident took place following a party Saturday. Program footage shows the two in a bed, the leopard print sheets moving as Amin lays inert.

The video is on Brazilian websites.

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APNP-01-17-12 1039CST

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