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'Real World' Producers

Call BS on Rape Lawsuit

10/29/2011 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Tonya Cooley Real World
The "Real World" is firing back at Tonya Cooley's lawsuit ... claiming she was raped by a tooth brush during filming ... calling her accusations "completely baseless."

TMZ broke the story ... Tonya filed the suit against MTV, Bunim/Murray Productions, Kenneth Santucci, Evan Starkman and others ... claiming two guys used a tooth brush rather inappropriately on her while she was passed out and cameras rolled during filming of "The Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Ruins."

Cooley claimed producers knew all about the incident and never told her.

A rep for Bunim/Murray, the production company behind the show, tells TMZ they actually "a thorough investigation" into the allegations -- but "found Tonya Cooley's claims to be completely baseless."

Cooley is suing for unspecified damages.

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AntiSocialForum.com    

"tells TMZ they actually "a thorough investigation" into the allegations"
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Does TMZ require their staff to have a high school education?

1068 days ago
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croc    

if the camera was 'rolling' then the
whole thing is on tape like she says.
um, watch the tape police people.
hope it wasnt the brush end of the toothbrush that got her..
did they use scope too? lol.

1068 days ago
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AlwaysOnTimeB    

I don't know what happened, but I find it hard to believe a rape took place in front of a production crew while she was out cold. That just doesn't ring true.

1068 days ago
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kim    

OK STILL CONFUSED, How did she know if no one told her, or can she not say, because of investigation???

1068 days ago
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Abysmal     

None of her story seem logical.She's just seeking money that's all,money corrupts a lot of people, some even go to certain lengths to achieve it.

1068 days ago
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gemini81    

WTF, it's either on tape or it's not. If those guys did do that to her, and I wouldn't put it past them, they need to get their asses handed to them. Not cool.

1068 days ago
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en Todo Momento!!    

what? so she finally gets some good action, and then she wants to cry all sheepishly now, like she didn't want it. typical bitches. always crying wolf on some boys trying to have a good time.

1068 days ago
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Uh    

Coming from the "network" that spawned Jersey Shore, MTV must certainly be believed...

1068 days ago
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candygirl0406    

Look at huge her pupils are there. She's obviously a druggie as well as a drunk. You can't trust those people. They're always looking for their next dollar so they can get high.

1068 days ago
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livereater    

u can't tooth brush the willing.

1068 days ago
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jack     

TMZ needs to educate the dyslexic staff member who wrote this story

1068 days ago
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Kaytee    

Hmmm, well... I know this girl is pretty gross and kinda "out there" and trashy and such but I'm not so sure that she is lying about this. I kinda believe her... If it's on tape then she doesn't have anything to worry about or if she has witnesses... unless the tape has since been destroyed and I actually wouldn't put it past producers or camera crew people for mtv to pull a stunt like that. MTV has turned into a trashy, skanky network and I wouldn't be surprised if it did occur

1068 days ago
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Eric     

I really don't think camera men would just sit back and watch something like that. The producers kick people out for one slap to the face this story is BS.She's just looking for money.

1068 days ago
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renae    

When exactly did MTV do a thorough investigation into claims? Must have been recent because she just filed the lawsuit. Or did someone on staff tell them about it then and that's when it was investigated?

Why would MTV or the people named in the lawsuit ever cop to this allegation? It would ruin them as a network so not sure on how thorough MTV would be in investigating this. We will see if she can produce any evidence (like a witness or something) to prove her case but she shouldn't look to MTV to help her prove her claims.

Anyone who has watched a challenge knows that these allegations are possible, so much stank stuff goes on in those challenges and that's only the stuff we get to see. She may be unreliable but I don't trust MTV....at all.

1068 days ago
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Uh?    

Well, that settles it. If MTV says its a baseless
accusation, then it must ba a baseless accusation. This coming from the home that brought you "Jersey Shore".

1068 days ago
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