Creator Of ‘Bachelor’ Took To Twitter Upset By Recent Sexual Misconduct Claims
Mike Fleiss, the creator and lead producer of The Bachelor has finally voiced his opinion openly after the multiple allegations have come to light. The claims have created a major impact on the shows and the producer has finally expressed his thoughts.
Mike Fleiss is the creator and lead producer on The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and The Proposal.
Mike took to Twitter to respond to the multiple allegations that have come to light – one made against a contestant on the current season of The Bachelorette and one made against an ABC’s latest dating reality series Proposal’s contestant.
Mike Tweeted his discomfort regarding background check of the contestants.
“How are we supposed to find out about something that’s never been reported??? #TheProposal,” Fleiss tweeted on Saturday, June 23.
He responded to the claim made against Michael J. Friday, a contestant on the dating show.
On Wednesday, June 20, a woman posted on Facebook claiming that Friday had set her up to be sexually assaulted. While investigating the claim, ABC pulled the episode he was part of.
This was the second scandal in a row.
Earlier Lincoln Adim, a contestant on Becca Kufrin’s season of The Bachelorette, was convicted of assault and battery just days before season 14 began. The incident had taken place two years before filming.
However even Warnes Bros claimed they had no knowledge about the charges.
In a statement, Warner Bros. claimed that they had no knowledge of any incident or charges. “He himself denied ever having engaged in or having been charged with any sexual misconduct,” the production company said in a statement on June 14.
The producer had assured the fans that no such occurrences will repeat in the future.
Fleiss also tweeted on Sunday, June 24, assuring fans that changes are in the works to be sure it gets better in the future.
“For the record, I am horrified that any of these abusive assholes are on our shows,” he tweeted. “We are working very hard to find ways to do better.”