The first week of Big Brother has not even ended yet, but contestant Megan Lowder decided to leave the game already.
The 28-year-old dog walker self-evicted herself from the house on Thursday (June 29) and she told The Desert Sun that it was due to PTSD that was triggered from a previous sexual assault during her time in the Navy.
“When I was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia, I was sexually assaulted and I got really bad PTSD from it,” Megan said. “So in the house… 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. I was throwing up, I had diarrhea, I was nauseous all the time.”
Megan also talked about how she was accused of falsely claiming that another contestant used a racist remark against an Asian contestant.
“I could have heard wrong, it’s entirely possible, but I was already talking to them about wanting to leave before that and so at that point I knew I couldn’t handle it anymore and I went into the diary room where I started having a panic attack and they wound up taking me to the hospital a couple hours later,” Megan said.
“I was expecting to have one of the funnest summers of my life. I did have fun. I had a great time until all that just got the best of me,” she said. “It was my own issues that lead to everything, it wasn’t anyone else’s fault. Without my stuff going on I probably could have handled things very, very differently and been fine but I just couldn’t.”
Megan‘s self-eviction will be addressed on Big Brother‘s Sunday episode this weekend.