‘The Bachelor’: This 1 Moment Was Colton Underwood’s ‘Attempt at Damage Control Before Anything Got Out’

The Bachelor couple Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph, broke up amicably in mid-April of 2020. However, this week the 25-year-old graduate student obtained a temporary restraining order from the former NFL player. Fans and spoiler king Reality Steve point out when Underwood made an “attempt at damage control before anything got out.”

'The Bachelor' couple Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph
‘The Bachelor’ couple Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph | Jerod Harris/Getty Images for Tubi

‘The Bachelor’ star Colton Underwood allegedly harassed and stalked Cassie Randolph

Randolph’s request for a temporary restraining order against Underwood expires on Oct. 6 when the couple appears in front of a judge. E! News reported that the reality TV Star is to stay at least 100 yards away from Randolph, her home, workplace, and car. 

The request was granted after she alleged that Underwood sent her harassing texts, stalked her, and placed a tracking device on her vehicle. The harassment began on June 27 outside her family’s home in Huntington Beach, California. A family member saw the former football player outside Randolph’s bedroom window at 2 a.m. 

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He confessed to taking multiple walks per day to Randolph’s apartment in Los Angeles, California, according to the report. Additionally, an unknown number began texting the graduate student and her friends. Randolph contacted the police and a private investigator before talking to Underwood about the situation. He later admitted to her that he was the one sending the texts and that he planted the tracking device. 

Reality Steve Carbone interviewed Colton Underwood

Carbone shared his podcast with Underwood on Aug. 13, 2020, and it quickly topped the charts on Apple podcasts for the week. In the interview, the former NFL player described how greatly his mental health suffered from being on The Bachelor. He said that he had social anxiety in public due to being fawned over by fans and allegedly groped at a charity event.

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Underwood also called out host Chris Harrison for trying to make Randolph talk about their breakup on The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever. The former Bachelor said that he and Randolph were on good terms, during the podcast. However, the interview happened after the alleged harassment.

The podcast was Underwood’s ‘attempt at damage control’

Reality Steve believes that Colton Underwood reached out to him for the interview because of what was going on with Randolph. 

“It’s all come to light, and looking back on the podcast, I clearly think now he came on with an agenda,” Carbone explained on Sept. 17. “You heard Colton on my podcast less than a month ago, and seemingly they were on good terms. Behind the scenes, though, we’ve now come to find out how he presented himself on the podcast wasn’t lining up with how their relationship was going. In fact, almost 180 degrees different.” 

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Fans agree that it seems like the reality TV star did the podcast to sway the media in his direction. He knew things were going to come out about his alleged “stalking” and “harassing.”

“I immediately felt like something was off when [Reality Steve] said Colton reached out to him, not the other way around,” one fan wrote on Reddit. “It just felt suspect to me, especially because there wasn’t any huge tea spilled in the podcast. [It was] definitely an attempt at damage control before anything got out.”