White freshman who rubbed used tampons on her black roommate’s bag gets arrested
She boasted about getting rid of her ‘Jamaican Barbie’
Brianna Brochu, a white student who bragged about harassing her black roommate by rubbing used tampons on her bag, pouring moldy clam dip in her lotion and putting her toothbrush inside her rectum, has been arrested.
Brochu, a freshman at the University of Hartford, posted on Instagram about how she "finally got rid of her roommate," who she referred to as "Jamaican Barbie."
Tonight, the university confirmed they have arrested her, calling the reports "disturbing."
Chennel "Jazzy" Rowe, the freshman roommate of Brochu, revealed the shocking allegations in a Facebook video.
In it, she describes "getting sick" while being given the cold shoulder by the roommate.
"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."
"I'm spending my own money that my parents give me for food and groceries, the health centre on campus is not free – in fact they're expensive." In the post, Jazzy explained that her tests would come back negative. She was prescribed antibiotics by the campus doctor for the bacteria in her throat.
Then, after a rocky relationship between the two persisted (Rowe says in her video how Brochu would come into their room and turn off the lights if Rowe was working there), she decided to move out.
As she was leaving, Rowe discovered Instagram posts by her roommate, who boasted about messing with her to make her ill.
"Finally did it yo girl got rid of her roommate!! After 1 1/12 month of spitting in her coconut oil, putting moldy clam dip in her lotions, rubbing used tampons on her backpack, putting her toothbrush places where the sun doesn't shine and so much more I can finally say goodbye Jamaican Barbie."
Brianna Brochu's post on Instagram
Her Instagram is now marked private.
Hartford confirmed a student has been arrested in relation to this incident, adding they will "strictly follow our disciplinary process."
"We are currently in communication with the student and her family," they added.
We have contacted Brochu and Howe for comment, and will update when we hear back.