WARNING: This article contains “Big Brother” spoilers.
A “Big Brother” houseguest has chosen to self-evict from the game, less than one week after the reality show’s season premiere.
In a June 30 interview with The Desert Sun, Megan Lowder explains that she made the decision after experiencing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder inside the house, stemming from her time in the navy.
“When I was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia, I was sexually assaulted and I got really bad PTSD from it,” the 28-year-old explains. “[During ‘Big Brother’], I had a lot of guys yelling at me and attacking me and it started really affecting me and making my anxiety severe and I was starting to get physically ill.”
After deciding to exit, Lowder was briefly hospitalized but is now with her family in Cathedral City, California. She has since taken to Twitter to thank fans for their support.
Before entering the game, Lowder sat down with “Big Brother Canada” star Ika Wong to discuss her strategy inside the house. Watch the extended interview below.