After Ryan Jenkins hung himself in a Canadian motel cementing his guilt in the murder of Jasmine Fiore (above), VH1 has decided to officially can Megan Wants a Millionaire and I Love Money 3 which Jenkins is rumored to have won. People reports:
The production company behind Megan Wants a Millionaire and I Love Money 3, 51 Minds, says it was “not aware” of Jenkins’s record when he was cast on the shows, even though the company ran background checks on all the contestants.
A former contestant on one of the shows tells PEOPLE that if producers knew Jenkins had any criminal background, they would not have put him on the show.
“We did give them lots of extensive background information,” says the former contestant, who did not want to be identified. “They wanted to know my criminal history, social security numbers, multiple different times, and drivers’ license numbers. They did a pretty thorough check on me and I’ve got to assume they did it for everybody else.”
Considering I Love Money 3 was most likely stacked with stripper rejects from Rock of Love with Bret Michaels, canceling the show was the smart move. It’d be like airing a reality show where Hitler and a mansion full of Jews competed in Road Rules style challenges before the Holocaust. I went right for it.