A hit game show in Columbia called “Nothing But the Truth” has been cancelled after a contestant won $25,000 for admitting she hired someone to murder her husband.
The show, which concluded last Tuesday, saw contestants hooked up to lie-detector machines and asked personal questions while unsuspecting family members watched in the audience.
Some similarly controversial episodes included people confessing to drug smuggling and homosexual prostitution.
A U.S. version called “Moment of the Truth” will launch on Fox later this year.
The episode that sealed the show’s fate was broadcast Oct. 2, when Rosa Maria Solano admitted she had hired a hit man to rub out her husband. “The crime couldn’t be carried out because the hit man tipped off my husband and he ran away forever — God save me,” said Solano after her revelation.
Facing negative public reaction and the threat of legal action for being an after-the-fact accessories to crime, Caracol Television pulled the plug. (source)