Turkish Women Lured to Fake Big Brother, Filmed Naked

Police rescue 9 after calls from worried relatives

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 11, 2009 5:09 AM CDT

(Newser) – Police rescued nine young women who had been lured to a Turkish villa where they were duped into believing they were part of a Big Brother-style reality show and photographed naked, reports the BBC and local media. The women stayed in the villa for 2 months, initially believing they were part of a reality series called Somebody's Watching You, according to Sky News. They quickly became suspicious because they were instructed to do little more than fight each other, wear bikinis and dance by the pool.

The women were reluctant to leave because they were told they faced hefty fines if they quit. Military police stormed the home after they were contacted by worried relatives who were not allowed to talk to the women. Photos of the women naked were sold online, according to local press reports. One man has been arrested, but police believe several others were involved.

A bedroom inside the villa where nine captive women were rescued by Turkish military police in Istanbul yesterday. The women initially believe they were part of the 'Big Brother' reality TV program.
A bedroom inside the villa where nine captive women were rescued by Turkish military police in Istanbul yesterday. The women initially believe they were part of the 'Big Brother' reality TV program.   (AP Photo / Ibrahim Usta)
The villa where nine captive women were rescued by Turkish military police in Istanbul yesterday.
The villa where nine captive women were rescued by Turkish military police in Istanbul yesterday.   (AP Photo/Ibrahim Usta)
A bedroom inside the villa where nine women were lured, believing they were going to be part of the 'Big Brother' reality television program.
A bedroom inside the villa where nine women were lured, believing they were going to be part of the 'Big Brother' reality television program.   (AP Photo/Ibrahim Usta)
The living room inside the villa where nine captive women were rescued by Turkish police.
The living room inside the villa where nine captive women were rescued by Turkish police.   (AP Photo/Ibrahim Usta)
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