'Roommate From Hell' Who Allegedly Contaminated Fellow Student's Belongings Appears in Court
Brianna Brochu, 18, was besieged by protesters as she left court Tuesday.
The former college student accused of contaminating her roommate's personal belongings with spit and used tampons is now facing criminal mischief charges for the stomach-turning efforts she reportedly used to get her to move out.
Outside court Wednesday, 18-year-old Brianna Brochu found herself besieged by protesters, many of them calling her “nasty.”
Brochu, who was expelled from The University of Hartford in Connecticut, was arrested after telling her Instagram followers that she "spit" in her roommate's coconut oil and put her "toothbrush places where the sun doesn't shine." She also allegedly rubbed used tampons on her fellow student's backpack.
After the alleged two-month reign of terror, the roommate, Chennel Rowe, moved out, prompting Brochu to boast, “I can finally say goodbye Jamaican Barbie."
A Facebook video recorded by Rowe, in which she declared she was getting sick and didn't know why, has now gone viral.
The case is racially tinged and the local NAACP says Brochu should be charged with a hate crime.
“These are probably the most disgusting, trifling, nasty, nastiest things we've heard since we've been in civil rights,” Scot X. Esdaila, state president for the Connecticut NAACP said in a statement.
Inside Edition spoke to Brochu's lawyer, Tom Stevens.
“There was nothing racial that motivated this. This was two students that were placed together randomly, who didn't like each other and became roommates, and it just escalated,” he said.
It is still unclear whether Brochu will be charged with a hate crime. Her next court appearance is slated for Dec. 18.
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