Former Bachelor Colton Underwood Responds to Tyler G.’s Removal from ‘The Bachelorette’
The mysterious disappearance of contestant Tyler G. has been a hot topic for Bachelorette fans. Shortly after he went on a one-on-one date with Bachelorette Hannah Brown, he was quietly removed from the show.
According to Reality Steve, “Production came to the mansion and removed Tyler G. from the show. They had been given some information about his past relationships and told him it wouldn’t be good for him to remain on the show and he needed to leave immediately. If you search hard enough on the internet, you can find out what was said. I don’t believe any of the women have come forward publicly with their names attached to it yet that I’ve seen, so while we don’t know if there’s receipts and proof of anything, the accusations were disturbing to say the least and production and legal for ABC thought it was serious enough to remove him from the show.”
Tyler G.’s accusers call him an “extreme misogynist” and say he spit on an ex-girlfriend.
ABC has not addressed the removal and Hannah B. hardly mentioned it in her episode.
Former Bachelor Colton Underwood says he might have an idea as to why The Bachelorette was so quiet when booting Tyler G.
“I’ll say if there’s a guy that was removed because of production, it was probably something that they didn’t want out there,” former Bachelor Colton Underwood told ET at iHeartRadio’s Wango Tango concert. “I’m not asking any questions. It was probably for the best of the show.”
Cam Ayala, a recently booted contestant from Hannah B.’s season, says the producers told the other contestants that Tyler G.’s removal was “in the best interest for Hannah and for Tyler for him to no longer be here.”
“It’s been limited information that they gave us in regards to Tyler’s departure… It was definitely a shock for all of us because he got the first rose from the first one-on-one date,” Cam told ET. “It was a shock for everyone in the house.”
Cam went on to say that he hasn’t spoken to or attempted to reach out to Tyler G. since.
‘The Bachelorette’ has a problem vetting their male contestants
Tyler G. isn’t the first man accused of problematic behavior on The Bachelorette. In fact, the show seems to have a reoccurring issue casting potentially dangerous men.
On the last season of The Bachelorette, contestants Leo Dottavio and Lincoln Adim were accused of sexual assault. Lincoln was convicted of indecent assault and battery.
Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss responded last year to the fact that “abusive a*******” keep getting put on the show.
For Hannah B.’s season of The Bachelorette, producers tried to better vet men by releasing the names of 33 possible contestants with the intention of letting only 30 progress onto the show.
“It seems as if the show’s attempt to ‘do better’ includes hoping the audience does the vetting for them. It’s a fine place to start, but it’s not considering the fact that 63% of sexual assaults are not reported to the police. What makes ABC think victims will come forward publically online if they’re not reporting to authorities? We don’t know what the official Bachelorette vetting process looks like, but the fact of the matter is that the network needs to start looking into their male contestants better because problematic men keep slipping through the cracks,” we’ve previously reported on Showbiz Cheatsheet.