Originally Posted by Iamsohooked
Underage Drinking on the Show
LinkIf you've watched the Real World: Austin on MTV, you've seen plenty of drinking at area bars, but will two underage cast members be facing charges?
They did it on TV, but law enforcement hands are tied. They say because this happened months ago, it would be too hard to make a case.
"There's a lot of plausible deniability on their part. They can say, 'Well, it wasn't really alcohol, I was just pretending to be drunk.' They can say, 'My parents were there, standing behind the camera,'" Carolyn Beck with the Texas Alcohol and Beer Commission said.
The TABC says that right now they have only four lawyers in the state to handle these cases. However, they say that the show will help lead them to the bars where they need to have stings and catch bartenders and minors in the act.