After 'Roommate From Hell' Scandal, Celebs Like Shonda Rhimes Weigh In: 'Ignorant Waste of Space'
University of Hartford freshman Brianna Brochu has been expelled over the cruel mistreatment of her assigned roommate.
After a college freshman says her living situation actually made her sick, many have taken to social media to slam her former roommate for what happened to her.
Chennell Rowe moved into her dorm at the University of Hartford in Connecticut in August. Her assigned roommate was 18-year-old Brianna Brochu and they did not get along.
"I felt like I was unwanted,” Rowe later said in a Facebook video.
Pretty soon, she says her throat started to hurt.
Finally, she had enough and moved out. That's when Brochu posted a shocking admission on Instagram: "After one and a half months spitting in her coconut oil, putting moldy clam dip in her lotions, rubbing used tampons on her backpack, putting her toothbrush places where the sun doesn’t shine, and so much more, I can finally say goodbye to Jamaican Barbie.”
Brochu even posted photos of her alleged misdeeds.
Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes chimed in, calling Brochu an "ignorant waste of space" on Twitter.
Author Joy Reid called Brochu's actions "deplorable."
Brochu's antics may have given her roommate a bacterial infection in her throat.
The University of Hartford has expelled Brochu and she was been arrested on breach of peace & criminal mischief. Police are also considering charging her with a hate crime.
Brochu is white and Rowe is of Jamaican descent.
“I am writing to you this evening to send a strong message regarding an incident that is deeply upsetting to me, our students, faculty, staff and alumni. One of our students was the alleged victim of bullying and her story was shared across social media,” University of Hartford President Greg Woodward said in a statement.
“Let me be clear: the accused student’s behavior was reprehensible and does not reflect the values of our institution. Let me also be clear that I am confident the university has taken all steps to pursue this matter seriously, and will continue to do so.”
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