90 Day Fiancé star Big Ed has been in hot water with fans recently following his behavior towards Rose Vega on the show. And it turns out there’s more to Ed than fans thought at first. A co-worker of Ed’s from his past recently came forward to levy allegations of sexual harassment and assult against the reality star. What’s more, it’s come to light that Ed has declared bankruptcy more than once in the past.
Why ‘90 Day Fiancé’ fans feel Big Ed mistreated Rose Vega
90 Day Fiancé star Big Ed faced criticism from many fans of the show after his interactions with Rose Vega. Ed was accused of being insensitive and selfish.
One of the first indications of Ed’s personality and behavior cropped up when he asked Vega to shave her legs. After a night spent together at a hotel, during which Ed gives Rose a kiss she clearly doesn’t want, Ed made his request.
“Um, don’t be mad at me, but um, I noticed your legs were kind of like mine, they were hairy. Would you shave your legs?” he asked Vega, while nodding his own head up and down.
Things got worse later when he told Vega she had bad breath. He gifted her a bikini, a teddy bear, and then mouthwash and a toothbrush.
“I got you a couple more things. This is going to be less romantic. So, this is mouthwash. And I got you a cute toothbrush because your breath is not pretty,” Ed said at the time. Vega revealed that she brushes every day, and suffers from a stomach ulcer that can cause bad breath.
Big Ed accused of sexual assault
Recently, one of Big Ed’s past coworkers came forward to claim that the 90 Day Fiancé star sexually harassed and abused her.
The woman, who goes by Lordakeet on Tik Tok, posted several videos about Ed. Her first video featured the text, “The moment of finding out the guy who sexually harassed me for 9 months has moved to his next victim…in front of all of America. I want to speak up but signed a nondisclosure agreement. But 9 months and years of therapy. I don’t know what to do. Supporting other women! Obviously he’s still a predator.”
Lordakeet later made an additional video in which she opened up further about what went down. “On the first day that Ed and I met, one of the first things that came out of his mouth was, ‘Wow, I’m so happy that you’re hot, because I wouldn’t want to look at someone who is ugly all day long while I was working.’ Later that day he had put me in an armlock and put me to the ground. If I had been taught these skills earlier, I would have been able to save myself months of harassment and assault. I’m sharing this with you because I hope that it will help you prevent going through a traumatic experience like I went through,” explained Lordakeet.
Big Ed declared bankruptcy twice
It seems as though Big Ed has more skeletons in his closet than fans might have expected. The controversial 90 Day Fiancé star has filed for bankruptcy twice.
In 2004, his filing claimed that he had only $20 cash on his person, and $63 in his checking account. He exempted himself from an additional $4,383 of additional personal property, with a total personal debt of $133,827.30.
Ed’s debt ballooned again in 2017, bringing him to a whopping $185,704 owed. All of this leaves 90 Day Fiancé fans wondering whether or not Big Ed actually sent Rose Vega any of the gifts he claims he did, and whether or not he simply appeared on the show for cash.