‘The Bachelor’: Cassie Randolph Files Restraining Order From Colton Underwood for ‘Stalking’ and ‘Planting a Tracking Device’

When The Bachelor couple Cassie Randolph and Colton Underwood broke up on May 29, 2020, the split was amicable. However, the pair recently unfollowed each other on social media, and fans suspect something big happened. Now, Randolph has filed for a restraining order from Underwood.

'The Bachelor' couple Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph
‘The Bachelor’ couple Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph | Taylor Hill/Getty Images

What happened since ‘The Bachelor’ couple broke up?

In Randolph and Underwood’s Instagram posts, they told fans that they still wanted to remain friends after their split. However, after Randolph went on The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons — Ever, Underwood was upset. Host Chris Harrison asked her about the break, and the 25-year-old remained ambiguous. She didn’t give any specific details.

However, Underwood took to Instagram to complain about the situation. He wrote that the couple agreed to keep things private, but something “changed this week,” referring to Randolph speaking out on The Bachelor spinoff. She was distraught by his post and wrote several lengthy Instagram stories in response.

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“I ask you again on public record to refrain from prolonging our break up, or dragging me when we both know it’s unwarranted,” she continued in her Instagram story. “Neither of us or anyone close to us would ever have predicted that I would have to write this post. Again, I can’t control your actions, but sincerely hope we can both move forward in peace.” 

Then on Aug. 13, Underwood said he has nothing but “love and well-wishes” for his ex-girlfriend in an interview with Reality Steve. However, only two weeks later, the two unfollowed each other on Instagram. Randolph’s close family also unfollowed the football player. Fans speculated that something big must have happened. 

Why did Cassie Randolph file a restraining order against Colton Underwood?

On Sept. 11, 2020, Randolph filed a restraining order against Underwood. In the court documents, obtained by TMZ, she explains that the former NFL football player was “stalking and harassing her with unsettling text messages.”

She also reported that Underwood placed a tracking device on her car to keep track of her. The former Bachelor contestant alleges that Underwood often shows up uninvited to her Los Angeles, California apartment, and her parents’ house in Huntington Beach. 

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The last 2 years I’ve been thrust into a spotlight after living a fairly normal life. Since then, I’ve been trying to learn how to navigate my life changes while also trying to cling to who I am. I used to think a platform would give me a voice, but in many ways a platform takes your voice. For someone like me it’s been paralyzing. I can overthink everything. It takes really thick skin to navigate constant drama, fake articles, nasty DMs & comments or rumors started by people who feel entitled to your personal life. It takes incredible mental strength to shrug off strangers who regularly criticize your character based on conclusions they drew while watching an edited tv show (I could say so much here). It can feel like an uphill battle. Sometimes I want to just say what I want & forget my sensitive side that strives to do the “right thing”, be calm & rational, be kind, think of others first etc.. I feel like saying: ok all you mother ffers hating on me for my breakup-please stop. It’s been an awful few months for ME trying to go thru it. I’m STILL going thru it. It’s hard enough w/out your know-it-all comments. You literally know nothing so go away. One minute I feel my rant above & the next I feel selfish thinking about myself when there are truly critical issues in the world right now: BLM, Covid, toxic politics, matters of life and death; social injustice. Kinda puts personal problems in perspective. Hence, the reason I decided (against advice) to cancel contracts & delete IG for 30 days. The break, tho short, was amazing. What did I do? I read a LOT, got a tattoo, caught up with friends, attended 2 protests, finished 60 HOURS OF SIMUCASE, re-evaluated my dreams and goals, went surfing, dyed my own hair, played my guitar, got out my sewing machine…lived in the moment. Life is short. We all have struggles to figure out. All we can do is the best we know in the moment so when we reflect, we don’t feel regret. Always be learning, always be growing. Ok, I’m done. A bit all over the place, but I’m forcing myself not to overthink. Thx to the majority of u who’ve been kind & sent concerned messages. It means more than u know ❤️ ily all (minus the trolls)

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The documents also state that the former Bachelor takes “obsessive walks to her apartment complex” and her parents’ home in the middle of the night.

“She alleges Colton also sent anonymous text messages to her and to himself pretending to also be a victim of the anonymous stalker,” the outlet continues. “Cassie claims Colton later admitted to sending the messages and planting the tracking device.”