An alleged sexual assault in Fiji has prompted Television France, to cancel this year’s screening of a popular programme, modelled after the reality show “Survivor”.
This follows claims by a 21-year-old contestant on the show “Koh-Lanta” – that she had been sexually assaulted by a fellow competitor, on the night from the fourth to the fifth day of filming of the latest series.
According Radio NZ – the production company ‘Adventure Line’ says, the alleged assailant has rejected the accusation.
The head of the company – Alexia Laroche-Joubert says, given that “Koh-Lanta” is a family show, it has been decided to abandon the shoot of the programme, which was to have been aired later this year.
The show, which is in its 19th season, is usually the most watched programme in its time slot.
It is not known if the incident has been reported to Fiji police.