“The Bachelor” contestant Bekah Martinez has levelled accusations of sexual harassment against “The Bachelorette” contestant Leandro “Leo” Dottavio.
On Wednesday, Martinez posted apparent proof to her Instagram Stories in the form of screenshots of conversations “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” fans had with Dottavio.
“I started posting the screenshots of their messages because to me, it’s not a coincidence that multiple women would be saying similar things about the same person,” Martinez told the New York Post. “There’s no way these women happen to be lying about the same thing before seeing what other women are saying.”
Dottavio addressed the claims in a post on his own Instagram account.
“I want to start by saying no one has ever accused me of sexual harassment. No one has ever come to me in any way and told me I made them feel uncomfortable,” wrote, adding: “Did I do things in college that I would be embarrassed about now? Absolutely. Was I a part of my culture, the times, movies? Yes. I have grown as a person since college. I am not the man I was 2 years ago let alone 14 years ago.”
Martinez explained that she found the screenshots on Reddit and that they were first posted in May 2018.