A Sex Offender Amidst Bachelorette Cast Causes Panic!
For any reality show, there is always a thorough background check of the participants before they start shooting. Although sometimes a blind eye is turned towards a star's past and it becomes difficult to handle after the star has gained popularity. Warner Bros is currently stuck in a difficult situation as they have let in a sex offender into the Bachelorette cast.
Warner Bros is in complete denial of having knowledge on Lincoln Adim’s criminal past
Lincoln was cast in The Bachelorette by Warner Bros despite having a criminal past. However, they have totally denied it. In a new statement, the studio claimed Lincoln’s past charges did not come up when they ran a routine background check on the Becca Kufrin suitor.
The studio issues an official statement
“No one on The Bachelorette production had any knowledge about the incident or charges when Lincoln Adim was cast, and he himself denied ever having engaged in or having been charged with any sexual misconduct,” Warner Bros. said in a statement.
The statement explained the process of selecting a candidate
“We employ a well-respected and highly experienced third party who has done thousands of background checks consistent with industry standards to do a nationwide background check in this case,” Warner Bros. said.
However, Warner Bros. has stated that they did not receive any such document claiming a criminal record of the contestant
“The report we received did not reference any incident or charge relating to the recent conviction — or any other charges relating to sexual misconduct. We are currently investigating why the report did not contain this information, which we will share when we have it.”
It was found that just days before The Bachelorette premiered, Lincoln was convicted
The star was convicted for an indecent assault and battery for groping a woman on a harbor cruise ship in May 2016.“The judge ordered him to stay away from the victim and attend three Alcoholics Anonymous meetings per week during those two years,” the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office said in a statement.
Lincoln was given strict orders and punishment
“If he complies with the judge’s orders, he will not have to serve out his term, but if he fails to comply with those orders or re-offends, he could be ordered to serve out the year behind bars. By law, he is expected to register as a sex offender,” the statement read.
This isn’t the first scandal among Becca’s suitors on this season of The Bachelorette.
Garrett Yrigoyen, who got the first impression rose in the first episode, was caught liking “hurtful and offensive” images on Instagram. He later deleted his account and apologized for “any hurt, damage, or offense I may have caused.”