‘The Bachelorette’ Contestant Matt Dione Has Been Accused of Harassing Women Online

The names of Hannah B.’s Bachelorette contestants were recently released, and it seems there may be a bad egg in the bunch.

Matt Dione, from Winter Springs, Florida, has been accused of repeatedly harassing Twitter user @SamSmithburger.

Hannah Brown | John Fleenor via Getty Images
Hannah Brown | John Fleenor via Getty Images

Sam Smithburger says Matt Dione relentlessly hit up her DMs for two years

“This guy used to dm me on insta consistently for like 2 years and now he’s a contestant on the new Bachelorette lmao,” she tweeted on March 15, along with supposed screenshots of their one-sided conversation.  

“He also replied to one of her Instagram story selfies with ‘Seriously?’ as in, ‘Seriously? You’re going to post hot selfies and not reply to my messages because I am a creepy entitled man?’” reported Refinery.

Because if a woman shows signs of being alive and well, as is evident in her story selfie, she owes you a conversation.   

A few other women chimed in and said they know Dione and aren’t surprised

A few Twitter users responded to the screenshot with their own alleged personal experiences with Dione.

“I used to work with him n went on a few dates& he was crazy !!! I was 19 at the time & he was trying to get me a fake ID so he could lie to his friends abt my age & still responds to my friends snap stories when I’m on them saying how I’m a bitch &think I’m better than everyone,” wrote @ames033.

“Also looking at these receipts..I dated him towards the end of 2017 very beginning of 2018 and this is around the time he was messaging her…” responded @VicMoheb.

Hannah B. isn’t afraid to let out ‘the beast’

We all know Hannah B. from Colton’s season of The Bachelor, where she was an awkward southern former beauty pageant winner who liked to “keep it real.” But, as we learned on The Bachelor, under all that southern charm is a beast: Hannah Beast. When Hannah B. went on The Ellen Show, Ellen DeGeneres called the persona Hannah’s alter ego.

DeGeneres also asked Hannah B. if “the beast” would be making an appearance on The Bachelorette.

“Oh for sure,” she replied.  “I can’t wait actually to unleash the beast on some jabroni.”

Looks like Hannah B. may just get her chance to sick the beast on jabroni Dione.

‘The Bachelorette’ has had problems with its male contestants in recent years

‘The Bachelorette’ has a problem with letting problematic men on the show

On the last season of The Bachelorette, contestants Leo Dottavio and Lincoln Adim were accused of sexual assault. Adim was actually convicted of indecent assault and battery. It was revealed that Garrett Yrigoyen, the winner of Becca Kufrin’s season, had been known to post and like sexist and racist content on his social accounts.  

Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss responded last year to the fact that “abusive a*******” keep getting put on the show.

Abusive a******* may make for good television, but at the cost of The Bachelorette’s safety and well-being? Two months isn’t a lot of time to get to know someone (the length of The Bachelorette process). Hannah B. and other future Bachelorettes could potentially end up with bad, or dangerous, people if the show doesn’t start vetting their contestants better.  

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