Nine young women in Turkey have been set free from a villa two months after entering a fake big brother style reality television show. Police said the women were rescued in the resort of Riva, near Istanbul after family members became concerned. Instead of appearing on TV, the duped contestants images were sold on a fee-paying website.
The women were reportedly set tasks to fight each other and dance by the villa’s pool while wearing bikinis or hardly anything at all. Some of them say they were being held against there will and were threatened with a 20,000 euro fine if they walked out. The website’s producers have defended their actions. ‘‘There is no crime here and we are not guilty. There is only one thing going on here – the girls got bored. They made a plan to escape without paying the penalty that comes from their contract.’‘ Savas Hasirci said. Police said four people, believed to be the villa’s security guards were arrested, but later released pending a court case.