White student who rubbed used tampons on her black roommate’s bag, arrested
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.”
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.
Rowe explained she intended to press charges, but “nothing can be done by anybody until the school’s public safety finishes the investigation.” It has now been passed to the West Hartford Police Department.