The live feeds were blacked out for over 90 minutes and when the stream returned, Chima was no longer in the House.
Although details are still unconfirmed, the Houseguests were allegedly called into the living room for a meeting with the producers. According to Twitter user Tracy Ellis (‘ladyace67’), executive producer Allison Grodner informed Chima that the cost of the destroyed microphone will be deducted from Chima’s weekly stipend for participating in the show. This sent Chima over the edge and she declared that she wanted out of the game. Ellis also reports that Natalie and Lydia wanted to leave the House along with Chima, but producers were able to calm them down. Chima, however, was screaming at Grodner. If this story is accurate, then it appears that Chima left the game of her own free will and was not removed by the producers.