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'Real World' Cast Member Sues

'I Was Raped With a Toothbrush'

10/27/2011 4:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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A cast member on MTV's "The Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Ruins" claims male members acted like animals during production, in one case raping her with a toothbrush ... this according to a new lawsuit obtained by TMZ.

Tonya Cooley filed the suit against MTV, Bunim/Murray Productions, Kenneth Santucci, Evan Starkman and others ... claiming the two guys "took another male participant's toothbrush and rubbed the toothbrush around plaintiff's genitals, including rubbing her labia and inserting the toothbrush into plaintiff's vagina." 

Cooley says it all happened while she was passed out cold ... and cameras were rolling.

Cooley says producers not only knew about the rape, they even replaced the toothbrush, but never told her what happened.

The suit also claims female cast members were stripped of their bathing suits and that male cast members were encouraged by producers to "inappropriately touch female cast members' bodies, including in intimate areas."

Cooley alleges she and other cast members reported incidents of sexual abuse, but show honchos turned a blind eye.

Cooley claims she was later booted from the show after slapping a cast member.  She says nothing happened to the men who allegedly raped her.

Cooley is suing for unspecified damages. Calls to MTV have not been returned.

We made several calls to Bunim/Murray for comment, but each time we called ... the receptionist hung up on us.

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Muppet    

If this toothbrush scene took place when she was "passed out cold" how does she know it happened?

906 days ago
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e33    

I remember this bunny toothed haggard woman. Get a life and stay out of the limelight you bunny face. You got dream killer written all over your face "Tanya"

906 days ago
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go home!    

I have alway*****ed this disgusting incestuous show "The Challenge." They are all losers and it is time for this show to be taken off the air. Who the hell watches it anyway? We have The Real Housewives franchise now. I'm glad she's suing though, even if she was a drunk whore passed out on the bed. Disgusting to all parties involved.

906 days ago
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candygirl0406    

Yeah, this coming from the girl that is always drunk on those shows...She's so full of it.

906 days ago
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JR    

Being passed out drunk isnt an excuse. If guys cant get away with it than neither can girls. Maybe you shouldnt have been a hoebag!

906 days ago
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V Kint    

MASSIVE Law$uit in 3...2...1...

906 days ago
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Lisa    

Good for her for coming forward, but she should definitely press criminal charges against the men involved! Especially if it's on tape!

906 days ago
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jack     

I think this is awful, but going on a program like real life and desperately seeking fame is vile.

906 days ago
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daRock    

Who cares!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! False anyway idiot

906 days ago
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CountryGal    

This is a drunk skank that was on one of those reality shows? I hate MTV! It used to be Music Television now it's garbage television. If it's on tape the drunk will win. First get a hold of the tape. Good luck with that!

906 days ago
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MyOpinionOnly    

Wow....this is really sick! I don't know whats worse...the act that they did on her or the fact that producers covered it up and replaced the object! I hope she wins huge and shuts that crap down! COme on people, its 2011...do we really have to act like animals around women? Seriously? Sad, sad, sad....

906 days ago
12.

Felix    

Yo, Act Looney!

906 days ago
13.

SantaFeJack    

Another drunk...she's lucky if it was only a toothbrush.

906 days ago
14.

YouDontSay    

Stupid guys have to have a girl passed out to get action. Hope the show loses the lawsuit big time.

906 days ago
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two cents    

Stupid B! She knew what she was signing up for. She doesn't really think she got the job for her intelligence, does she? What a dingbat.

906 days ago
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