Chima Simone is no longer in the "Big Brother" house.
CBS said producers removed the 33-year-old freelance journalist from the voyeuristic reality series for breaking the show's rules. The network also said Simone will not be part of the jury that selects the $500,000 grand prize winner.
"Chima has been evicted by the producers from the 'Big Brother' house for violating the rules," CBS said in a statement released Saturday. "She will not be part of the show's jury. Her eviction will be addressed on an upcoming broadcast of the show."
CBS has confirmed that Big Brother 11 contestant Chima Simone, the freelance journalist from West Hollywood, was booted off the show Saturday. Simone’s surprise departure capped off a particularly volatile 24 hours in the Big Brother house. On Thursday, Simone’s powers as the head of household were overruled when fellow houseguest Jeff exercised the coup d’etat, a special power that allows him to withdraw Simone’s nominations for eviction and put up two of his own instead. He nominated Jessie and Natalie; the bodybuilder was subsequently evicted on a 3-2 vote.
Simone, together with fellow houseguests Natalie and Lydia, bemoaned Jessie’s departure by villifying Jeff and his apparent alliance with Russell; at one point she called the latter martial arts fighter a “terrorist.” Multiple fansites tried to stay on top of Simone’s antics on Friday, including some that reported she threw her microphone into the pool and refused to put it back on. An official statement from CBS seems to confirm that Simone failed to comply with BB mandates: “Chima has been evicted by the producers from the Big Brother house for violating the rules. She will not be part of the show’s jury. Her eviction will be addressed on an upcoming broadcast of the show.”