The family of a reality show contestant — including her 8-year-old daughter — has received death threats after an especially heated episode of the show aired Thursday night, TMZ.com reports.
Shelly Moore, a houseguest on CBS’s “Big Brother,” played a part in the eviction of popular contestant Jeff Schroeder on Thursday’s episode of the show. Her family and her employer subsequently received harassing phone calls, including demands that she be fired from her job.
“Big Brother” executive producer Allison Grodner took to Twitter to reply to the threats, tweeting: "No matter how much you dislike an HG, this is wrong! True BB fans do not try to ruin lives. Please stop!"
Moore’s family indicated it was taking the threats seriously and planned to get the FBI involved.