On Tuesday night, houseguest Tyler Crispen told JC that he wanted to sleep alone that night (the pair have sometimes shared a bed together). JC ignored Tyler's request, and when Tyler was asleep JC was seen on the live feeds caressing and kissing Tyler's arm. Several viewers called for CBS to immediately remove JC from the Big Brother house for his inappropriate behavior, particularly in light of the fact that this wasn't the 28-year-old dancer's first offense.
On Wednesday evening, JC tied the bathroom door open while Haleigh Broucher was inside using the facility. Haleigh called for help from production and the live feeds were temporarily disabled. Later, fellow houseguest Sam Bledsoe confronted JC about the inappropriate action, which led to an angry JC storming off because no one understands his "pranks."
Following the viewer outcry, executive producers Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan released a statement in which they explained why JC remains in the house: "The expression of viewer concerns regarding JC Mounduix's behavior was reviewed immediately. All video was examined in its entirety. We spoke with all three of the houseguests separately in detail about the incidents. Tyler and Haleigh explained to producers that they in no way felt threatened, unsafe or sexually harassed. If there was any indication from our Houseguests of sexual misconduct, we and CBS would have taken immediate action. The safety and security of our houseguests is and will continue to be our top priority."
JC has been involved in numerous scandals since entering the Big Brother house in June, many of which are never edited into the broadcast episodes and only known to fans who follow the live feeds. In early July, JC was seen on the live feeds attempting to put an ice cream scooper on other houseguests' genital areas. He told Kaycee Clark to "open up your vagina" because "it feels good," to which Kaycee told him "no." He then tried to place the ice cream scooper under Kaitlyn Herman's blanket while she pushed him away. Later, when Tyler was getting a massage, JC cupped Tyler's genitals through his pants.
At the time, CBS issued a statement in response to JC's actions. It explained that any houseguest who displayed controversial behavior had been issued a warning. "Big Brother is a reality show about watching a group of people who have no privacy 24/7--and capturing every unfiltered moment and conversation in their lives. At times, the houseguests reveal prejudices and exhibit behavior that we do not condone."
Earlier this month, JC was also called out by some of his fellow houseguests for flippantly misusing the term #MeToo and turning the movement into a joke. He also previously badgered Rachel Swindler about whether or not she is transgender, used the N-word while talking to Bayleigh Dayton and has been involved in several other troubling incidents that are documented in this Twitter thread.
There is precedent for CBS removing houseguests from the game. Throughout the previous 19 seasons, producers have expelled four houseguests. Most infamously, Justin Sebik was kicked off the show in Season 2 after drunkenly putting a knife to a co-star's throat and threatening to kill her.
Big Brother 20 airs Sundays and Wednesdays at 8/7c on and Thursdays at 9/8c on CBS.
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