This is gross and despicable.
A white college freshman named Briana Brochu was arrested for purposely trying to make her African American roommate, Chennel “Jazzy” Rowe, ill. What did she do exactly? She shoved Rowe’s toothbrush up her rear end, put moldy clams in her lotion, spit in her beauty products, and rubbed used tampons on her things.
Rowe became ill and was prescribed antibiotics, but doctors could not determine the source of her illness. She described Brochu as often “cold” and “rude,” turning off the lights on her while she was working and other such behavior. However, she never thought her roommate could be making her sick.
She eventually grew tired of Brochu’s behavior and decided to move out. While in the process of moving, she discovered an Instagram post by Brochu admitting to the things she had done and joking about it, even calling Rowe her “Jamaican Barbie.”
“It started with throat pain,” she explained. “I thought maybe because it’s colder up here, I’m just catching a cold. After a month it got to the point where I had extreme throat pain that I couldn’t sleep, to the point where I couldn’t speak.”
Police arrested Brochu over the allegations. The University of Hartford confirmed that a student was arrested over this incident, saying they will “strictly follow our disciplinary process.”
They added, “We are currently in communication with the student and her family.”