Details of the settlement have not been made public, but earlier this year MTV's parent company, Viacom, responded to Cooley's complaint by saying, "[Cooley] failed to avoid the injuries of which she complains. Cooley was originally a castmate on The Real World: Chicago , which aired in Before being cast on the show, she had been a foster child who had never found a permanent home before eventually aging out of the system. Having appeared on over a dozen different reality shows between and , Cooley was one of the first people to create a career out of reality television, which has effectively ended after her stint on The Ruins , where the alleged rape occurred. In the complaint filed on October 27, —which names MTV, Bunim-Murray Productions, and The Challenge castmates Kenneth Santucci and Evan Starkman—Cooley alleged she was a victim of sexual harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, and sexual battery. According to the complaint, Santucci and Starkman "took another male participant's toothbrush and rubbed the toothbrush around [Cooley]'s genitals, including rubbing her labia and inserting the toothbrush into plaintiff's vagina" while she was passed out drunk.
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Veronica Portillo born November 27, is an American reality television personality and the co-creator of the s College Dropout T-shirt line. Portillo grew up in Irvine, California and is of Cuban descent. She was a student at UC Berkeley when she made her first appearance on MTV on Road Rules on its Semester at Sea season , Portillo gained notoriety for her conflicts and friendships with her fellow roadies as they traveled around the world as part of Semester at Sea. She was the first castmember nominated to the elimination pit, and subsequently, the first to be sent back to the Pit Crew. On the third week, she was nominated back to the pit, where she lost the challenge "Shuttle Puzzle" to Tori Hall , causing her to go back to the Pit Crew. She had another chance on the eleventh week but ended up losing for a third time.
This season featured six cast members in the shipboard Semester at Sea study program, and followed the cast as they travelled aboard a cruise ship, both while taking school classes and embarking on the various adventures and scavenger hunts typical of Road Rules. This is considered to be the final season of the 'classic era' of Road Rules , as the format of the show would change significantly beginning with Road Rules: Maximum Velocity Tour. In , Ayanna welcomed her first daughter, Madison.
The vast majority of Real World cast members came and went, but there are some who have found post-show success. Here's a ranking of their careers. In addition to appearing on a whole slew of Real World spin-offs, Tonya has entered the world of adult entertainment. Following the "slap heard round the world," Irene has spoken out about reality show fiction and manipulation. Irene was at SXSW last year, and people flipped.