I would like to start off by saying thank you once again to everyone that has taken the time out of their day to email, BBM or Facebook message me to show support. I will always be very grateful to you for defending me and understanding that you cannot believe everything you see on TV! Positive messages are helping me stay strong! As everyone knows The Bachelorette's "Men Tell All" episode aired last night. Although I chose not to attend the taping, I would have loved to have been there to see the guys again and share my side of the story! After seeing the powers of editing when I watched my departure from the show, I did not want to put my life in their hands once again. As you may recall from my last statement, I had already decided not to go.
Before they taped the episode, I came across some information that confirmed I made the right choice. I found out from supporters of mine (and later confirmed it with Producers) that they were planning to bring Jessica and Kimberly to the taping of the "Men Tell All" to have an on air battle with me like Jake and Vienna did a couple of weeks back. After being told by Producers "don't worry Justin, I'm your friend, you should come do the Men Tell All," they once again proved that they will do anything to get ratings! Last night as I sat at home and watched the Tell All Special I couldn't help but feel sick to my stomach as I watched helplessly as my name and reputation were being tarnished. I was very disappointed by how low the show has stooped, I was mistaken to think that my exit episode was as low as that show could get. Was it just me or were they bashing me the entire episode?? I am proud to say that I am not the kind of person that could be a Producer for The Bachelorette. Exploiting people and playing on insecurities and emotions, just to create good TV, is not my idea of a rewarding career!
I wanted to add that I received an Intent to Sue from the lawyers of The Bachelorette, because I have been talking freely about what actually went on behind the scenes of the show. So in other words they are trying to sue me for telling the truth. Regardless of ANY legal action anyone from that show throws at me, I will continue to speak my mind and will explain exactly what happened to show how manipulative the Producers of The Bachelorette can be. Now on to the cast of the show and the many words that were said by those Bachelors. I was disappointed to see people I would call my friends speak about me in such a negative light. To be honest it hurts, especially when I have taken the time on multiple occasions to defend people like Jonathan (a.k.a. The Weatherman), Craig R, Kasey, Chris N, etc. To have them take that opportunity to speak negatively about me makes me sad, but I know that we only get to see what the Producers want us to see! I could very easily sit here and start hating on Craig R and Kasey and bash them the very same way they did to me, but I am not going to stoop to that level. Many of them had not heard my side of the story, so they were speaking based on the edited version of the show! I enjoyed hearing Craig R say that he had made a rule for himself going in to the show, not to speak negatively about any of the guys! When Chris Harrison asked him how long that lasted, he said "about 5 seconds!" We all make mistakes!
I found it quite entertaining when Jessie S from Jake's season came out to talk with Chris and the guys. She felt the need to share information about my character with the guys and all of you who watch the show, and she had never met me! It was also very interesting because I have seen many interviews that Jessica and Kimberly have done, and Jessie's comments contradicted things they have said. I do not know Jessie, so it would not be fair to speculate about her motives, but I find it difficult to believe that they want people to think that I am the one who wants fame and publicity, when I chose not to attend the Special.
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