Houseguest removed after 'Big Brother' violence
July 23rd, 2012
01:29 PM ET

Houseguest removed after 'Big Brother' violence

For the third time in "Big Brother" history, a contestant has been ejected from the show after a violent outburst.

Much was made of the fact that Willie Hantz was a houseguest this season, since he was the brother of Russell Hantz, one of the most infamous cast members of "Survivor." However, just over a week into this season, Willie started to rub a lot of people – especially his coach this season, Britney – the wrong way.

When it started to become clear to Willie that he wouldn't last much longer in the house, he started to lose it. He went on a rant, verbally attacking and cursing at female contestants.


Then when Joe said something to him, Willie apparently head-butted him four times.

The producers didn't take long to act, sending Willie to the diary room, where he was immediately removed from the game.

Two other contestants – season 2's Justin Sebik and season 4's Scott Weintraub – have been ejected from the game due to violence (Chima Simone was booted in the 11th season after destroying her microphone, but did not act violently towards another houseguest).

It's been quite an interesting season, with the addition of "Big Brother" houseguests from the past acting as coaches, and it seems to have ramped up the drama a lot earlier than usual.

Willie was quickly losing popularity with his fellow contestants, but it doesn't seem like anyone expected something like this to happen.

Did you watch the episode on air, or see this happen on the live feeds? Share your thoughts on the recent happenings in the "Big Brother" house on video or in the comments below.

soundoff (73 Responses)
  1. Joe

    You guys are insane if you think this show won't continue. Both it and Survivor have been and probably will continue to run for 10 years. There's about 50% who are saying the show sucks why is this even on blah blah blah. If you don't watch it, why comment?

    Willie acted out, they should have removed him long before that incident happened. While I agree it wasn't a head butt, I think Jeff said it best in another season "This ain't WWF brother." It clearly isn't scripted or staged. It has a live feed 24/7, I don't see how they could have the opportunity to practice lines and events that happen. But honestly if you don't watch the show you have no real valued opinion here. Go else where and practice trolling.

    July 12, 2013 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
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    we need to make a decision about the pig....

    October 6, 2012 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Oh well

    Who cares about the nerd anyway. And how can anyone still be watching this childish show. It and Survivor is the same thing over and over and over. Goes to show how the mentality in America. Anything entertains them.

    August 16, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • BobBaft

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      August 17, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
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  6. w.burlew

    Who cares who leaves,the show totally sucks anyway so they ALL should just go home!!!

    August 15, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Thomas

    Who cares? Cancel the show!

    August 15, 2012 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  8. Richard D

    Who give a r – – s a – s

    August 15, 2012 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  9. Bill

    Ha Ha Ha Plastic People can have a bad day too! (By Plastic People – I mean people with the mental capacity of a barbie doll – Looks good on the outside – Nothing at ALL on the INSIDE!

    August 13, 2012 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
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  11. Babs

    I thought Evil Dick was worse on the last season he played. He was not evicted. It must be for the ratings, not the violence. I think E. D. threw something at someone.

    August 7, 2012 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
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    August 6, 2012 at 5:50 am | Report abuse |
  13. GiveItUp

    Seriously, people are still doing this? And WATCHING it? I thought this show ended years ago.

    August 4, 2012 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
    • jalek

      Hugely popular overseas, I don't know anyone in the US that even admits to watching it..

      August 6, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jo

    Isn't that what this trailer trash show all about?

    July 31, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Wil

    This wasn't real. It was staged. Look at the contestants' reaction at 0:08 – looks cued. And the alleged headbutt? Look at 0:17 – it was a shoulder push. No headbutting at all. All scripted I say.

    July 27, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • bigshotprof

      How can it not be real? He was immediately sent to the . . . uh . . . Diary Room.

      July 30, 2012 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  16. Jonescincy

    Willie is and always will be a tool just like his brother. Great parenting skills?

    July 27, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  17. snugs

    i'll snuggle him alright

    July 26, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Joe

    I wonder what Rachel's V@ginal secretions taste like?

    July 26, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Observer

    I hate that hes off the show. I'd S O tap that!

    July 26, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • CJ

      Oh my Observer, you have GREAT taste! He looks like a huggy bear to me! I'd love to snuggle up in his 'cave' with him! *Giggle!*

      July 26, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  20. yuccashirl

    Willie got a raw deal. Britney should have stood by him. She would not even let his team mates talk to hi. Not good show sucks now.

    July 25, 2012 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Tom

    I think the whole Hantz family is nuts.

    July 24, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  22. ant

    i agree this show is awful

    July 24, 2012 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  23. joey

    why watch this...

    July 24, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Loves me Big Brother

    I love this show – it cracks me up.

    July 24, 2012 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Shelly

    Willie, Willie, Willie. I was rooting for you. shaking my head, brother.

    July 24, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  26. tv

    piece of sh-t show..another mess on tv.

    July 24, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Patty Jo

    Good Grief, if you don't like the show... there's and on/off switch somewhere. Not wanting to watch "this crappy show", you all seem to know a LOT about it. Pick and choose, people, and don't crab if YOU didn't choose well. Personally, I picked some real losers and was glad to see BB . Their format is a little dicey for 30 some days, but....

    July 24, 2012 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • chris

      The messed up part is, people like you think this garbage is actually worth watchiing! How sad have we become as a society that we'll waste hours (which eventually turn into days and years worth) of your life watching this crap and actually think it's entertainment. You'll be lying on your deathbed someday wishing you didn't waste so much of your life by watching this junk!

      August 1, 2012 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Mickey

    This was ridiculous. BB producers could've prevented this little altercation by stepping in since everyone was picking on Willie. The Houseguests were bullying him and he couldn't take it anymore. Old dude better be glad he didn't do more and Brittany is a wimp. She did not take up for her player at all. I hate this season already.

    July 24, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  29. billy bob

    who watches this crap??????????????

    July 24, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  30. gregory

    I also think that Willie was set up. It just seem that once he was down people shunned him and egged him on. The producers should have stepped in when that was happening to prevent it from escalating to the point it did. I'm not excusing Willie's behavior, but the others were mentally cruel to him.

    July 24, 2012 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
    • JHL

      Willie doesn't strike me as someone you can mentally abuse as he appears to stupid to process input. He might want to join the Future Meth Addicts of America Club, if he's not already a charter member. What a Tool.

      July 24, 2012 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  31. Bob

    This show is still going on?? Really!?!?! This was the prototype reality series and should have died a long time ago. And "coach" and "dairy room"!?!?! What the #%@$??

    July 24, 2012 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  32. Scott Wright

    And yet girls date guys just like this every day and when they smack you around and you say "But he loves me" wa wa wa, girls you have to step up your game and find these loosers for who they are and leave them before you end up in the ER every week with a broken bone, face laserations or death.

    July 24, 2012 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  33. Wayne

    The only redeeming feature is Julie Chen.

    July 24, 2012 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Bernaba

      Well Wayne I have to disagree. I used to watch Julie Chen on the CBS Early Show and she couldn't really carry an interview. She's a likeable person, just not a journalist. I think since her husband is a CBS big wig he's giving her a show like this to keep her busy. I don't watch this show either because I don't think it's entertainment to watch people try to create hostile environments in order to win a stupid game.

      July 24, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
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      July 27, 2012 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  34. Soupcanshirley

    Really CBS, why do you continue to allow this family television time??? Are they threatening your families??
    NO ONE wants to see these degenerates on tv. And yet we are subjected to them repeatedly!! Seriously, do you REALLY think they make good tv?? I am happy to be rid of this bullying caveman!! Now I can actually enjoy the rest of this BB season!

    July 24, 2012 at 7:15 am | Report abuse |
  35. O

    the show will end soon, its not structured that well.

    July 24, 2012 at 6:30 am | Report abuse |
  36. Carolyn

    I feel cheated, I was so looking forward to Willie being put on the block. And being chewed up and spit out by the other contestants..He is truly worst than his brother. I would also like to have seen him leaving Big Brother crying. like his brother....

    July 24, 2012 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  37. nevermind58

    I'm glad Willie is gone. Nobody, and I mean NOBODY should live under the same roof with someone who is violent. Willie proved he was a violent threat, and the producers did the right thing by removing him immediately. What a punk. I predict that Willie and/or his brother will wind up dead because sooner or later they will mess with the wrong person.

    July 24, 2012 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  38. Sheron

    I think Britney is the worst coach ever, she could have defused the situation, but she made it worst, I have seen people who have done horrible things in the game and still made it to the end. they should have given him a break, i think they all contributed to his expulsion. shame on the house.

    July 23, 2012 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • judy

      I agree with you completely Britnany is the one to blame for this she wouldn't let him talk to anyone, anytime he tried she went and pulled the people away and told them to stay away from him. This is the worst twist ever!!! Coaches? Palease!!!!!

      July 24, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Perfect Fit


    July 23, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Gida

    I don't watch often at all. May have seen 5 shows in all the years it's been on. But Mariah is a perfect judge. She's got just the right blend of talent, charisma, and divatude. Unlike, JLo she can actually sing.

    July 23, 2012 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • gov. christie

      Did I say on topic? Are you stupid? On topic, on topic. Next question

      July 24, 2012 at 5:25 am | Report abuse |
  41. Kim

    Willie was an absolute glad he's gone. Now maybe the house guests can play a REAL game!

    July 23, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  42. moonhunter

    This house is always a pressure cooker, you would think Willy would have watched other seasons and realized he had to keep his temper in check. Although I do think he thought getting himself evicted would help his teammates, he did say in the HOH room watch im evicting myself or something. Obviously he should have stayed and sacrificed himself, so Shane and JoJo had a chance. What is the deal with Janelle she just switched sides on Brit and no one has mentioned it, she is talking strategy with Boogie now? Why did she not fairly choose one have not from each team, she targeted all Britts team, Shane twice thats just unfair. I guess she was scared of Willy but she vowed to keep her votes the same as Bitts, wow, Britt gets swindled again, she needs to pick better partners!

    July 23, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Aggie

    Willie got a bad rap right from the beginning, just because he's a Hantz. Boogie and Frank targeted him, making him seem a lot worse than he was. And Joe was very quick to tell everyone how Willie "mocked" the player, which was bs–I saw the conversation and I didn't think it was mocking at all, just telling what was said. And the whole house was very eager to target Willie. They were even worse than he was, either insulting him or shunning him. And Britney was one of the worst offenders–what a terrible coach! She basically threw him under the bus. No wonder he was on edge. I don't think Willie was right to head butt, but I think Joe was as much as fault as Willie, and Joe should have been evicted, too. It will be a lot more boring now that Willie's gone.

    July 23, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brathead

      Wow! Really? He head butted Joe and you think he got a bad wrap? I don't care if you called me every name in the book, I have enough self control to not get into a physical altercation with someone. Willie needs some anger management classes and someone to kick the arrogance out of him.

      July 23, 2012 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • m

      I totally agree... Willie was set up and think that Joe should of been sent out to. He started the whole thing and nothing happened to him at all. I don't think that the head butt was intintial I think he went to go put his head to Joes and then they hit together... I don't like this season at all with the coaches and don't know if I will be watching it any more this year and its sad since I have watched them all since season 1.... Brathead... How can you say how you would handle it if you were called every name in the book... have you ever been in that house or in a situation like that...had everyone turn on you and not have your back that said that they would hmmm I think NOT. I never liked Russell but I don't think tha Willie got a fair deal... they were trying to get him out from the start since he was Russell's brother and they have money from the other show that they do so they wanted him out that's why Brittany put him up as HOH.

      July 24, 2012 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Shelly

      totally agree. he got a bad rap from the beginning and joe was just as much in his face. he was pushing back with his body and his face was more in Willie's. They both should have been called into the DR,.

      July 24, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • judy

      Agree wih you completely Joe was in his face and he should have been kicked off too, evil Dick was just as verbal as Willie, I still think all this was Brittney's fault!

      July 24, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Clete

    The show missing a houseguest. Fred Willard is seems to be out of a job and would be a perfect fit. Bit of advise..don't shake hands with him.

    July 23, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Brendon

    I miss Rachel...

    July 23, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Joe

    What a joke....Evil Dick burned that one girl with a cigarette and nothing happened to him.

    July 23, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • chaozz

      No he did not..She went to push his hand away and hit his cigarette.

      July 23, 2012 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Thomas Felix Clauss

    The show is lacking.

    July 23, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Connie Noskowitz

    We love our Peter Goss Home and hope he is still well.

    July 23, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Jaymo

    Or just dont watch it if you dont like it. There's an idea!

    July 23, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Tm.Payne

    Take this BS show off the air.

    July 23, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bundy

      What a joke, if that was a head butt I'm Elvis! He was set up Joe egged him on and who knows what he said to him. Willy should have kicked the panseys ass.

      July 23, 2012 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |

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