Plenty of times I get tips/information on things regarding contestants on the show and I determine the severity on it and whether or not it’s worth reporting on. I’ve definitely not reported on more things than I have over the years. It’s not even close. When the social media craze first hit, it was next to impossible to not hear something about most contestants. Some stuff is more severe than others. Over the years I’ve learned that not everything is a story. Like, does someone who got eliminated on night one really need to be outed because they sent a flirty text to someone after they got home? Probably not. That’s a common one I’ve gotten. Of course, there’s always the ex who claims their “boyfriend/girlfriend” is on the show. Hey, some of those have turned out to be true and some of them haven’t. It’s not as easy to discern what should/could be reported as one may think. Then of course you have the issue of most people telling me this stuff, but then saying in the same breath they don’t want to be associated with it, which is always fun to deal with. However, today’s story is unfortunately one that I couldn’t ignore because I’d say it’s a little more severe. I wanted to make sure I had all the information correct before I reported it, and with the help of Ashley Spivey all day yesterday, was able to get some answers regarding one of Becca’s guys.
On Monday, I received some information that Lincoln Adim was in a Boston courthouse that day pleading out to some sort of sexual misconduct charge. After looking into it further, I was able to confirm this did happen and he was at court on Monday. Being that I was traveling back on Monday, I asked Ashley to help me and she contacted the DA’s office in Massachusetts asking for a statement about what happened. Yesterday afternoon, she received a response from Jake Wark, the Press Secretary for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts. This was his response when we asked about Lincoln’s court appearance on Monday:
“Mr. Adim was convicted on May 21, 2018 of indecent assault and battery for groping and assaulting an adult female on a harbor cruise ship early on May 30, 2016. He was sentenced to one year in a house of correction, with that term suspended for a two-year probationary period. The judge ordered him to stay away from the victim and attend three Alcoholics Anonymous meetings per week during those two years. If he complies with the judge’s orders, he will not have to serve out his term, but if he fails to comply with those orders or re-offends, he could be ordered to serve out the year behind bars.”
Not good to say the least. Further diving into the state laws regarding indecent assault and battery, she came across this lawyer’s statement and what it entails. If you scroll down, you’ll see this:
“…If you are convicted of indecent assault and battery on a person aged fourteen or older, you face imprisonment in the state prison for up to five years or imprisonment in a jail or house of correction for up to two and one-half years. You are also going to have to register as a sex offender. You will probably have to fight the offender level you get assigned as the Masschusetts Sex Offender Registry Board initially assigns levels that we believe are higher than the person deserves…”
I don’t know what level Lincoln is at, but by the looks of things, certainly seems like from this point forward, he is going to have to register as a sex offender.
Which again brings into question the vetting process for ABC and their contestants. Yes, he wasn’t convicted of this until a couple weeks ago, about a month after he returned from filming. But Lincoln was charged with this in 2016. Did NO background check on this guy have ANY mention of the fact he was charged with indecent assault and battery? The records for the case have been sealed, but now that we know the conviction did take place a couple weeks ago, I really do find it hard to believe that this showed up nowhere on his background when the producers were looking into his past. I’m sure a bunch of continuances were done and that’s why it took so long to get a conviction, but he was charged in 2016 for this. I don’t know if the production company behind this show uses their own people to do background checks or farms it out to a third party contractor, but whoever does it, I think clearly missed the boat on Lincoln’s past. Because how in the world do you let this guy on your show if he’s been charged two years ago with indecent assault and battery? Do they just not care anymore? Because there wasn’t a conviction at the time of him applying, they felt it was ok? Did Lincoln not bother to tell them about this incident? How hard are they really looking into these contestants’ backgrounds? We see every season contestants get on that have minor infractions in the past. I wouldn’t call this minor. Let’s see the steps they take moving forward now that this is out in the open, Lincoln has been convicted, and most likely now has to register as a sex offender. I can’t imagine he’ll be allowed at the “Men Tell All” taping in July after this, but hey, what do I know?
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June 13, 2018 at 9:16 AM
RS is implying that The Bachelorette show should have known about Lincoln’s arrest. It’s possible that they could. But many background checks don’t include arrests, only convictions. And, in California, there’s a state law that doesn’t allow employers to ask for arrests. So, since The Bachelorette is California based, I doubt that a standard background check would get them arrest records. Arrests are public records, so it would still be possible for the show to uncover them, but they’d run a risk of running afoul of the state law. So my guess is that they only get convictions. Therefore, they would have had no visibility of Lincoln’s arrest. I’m personally OK with this mostly. Lots of people get arrested and either not prosecuted or later get acquitted. To get arrested, all you need is a police officer making a decision to arrest you. There’s often very little evidence gathered at the time of the arrest, and obviously there’s been no trial, etc. So an arrest could mean very little. Using arrest records has the potential of putting a lot of extra burden on someone who’s done nothing.
June 13, 2018 at 10:22 AM
Rob 22. This is all true. However, I suspect that the questionnaire Lincoln completed to be on the show specifically asked him to list any arrests on his record (regardless of the outcome of the case). If they asked that question and he didn’t disclose it, he is the one who violated their contract.
June 13, 2018 at 2:49 PM
If Ashley Spivey keeps this up, she’ll unintentionally get the show cancelled. ABC is so uber lefty, this stuff won’t stand, right. I mean if Lassiter is going, they cancel shows over Twitter postings, why let the awful screening let the show go on? And in this 3metoo era, how does Bach in Paradise even make it on air. Booze + loose fame hungry skeezy contestants. What could else could go wrong?
June 13, 2018 at 3:41 PM
Well it seems Ashley and Steve have a new vocation of outing people. Of course I am outraged by the actions of the perp but I’ve lost all respect for RS and I think Ashley is just a nosy, arrogant gash who needs to focus on her own life. These recent happenings between Smashly the feminazi and Stevo leave a bad taste in my mouth.
June 13, 2018 at 3:46 PM
I am surprised by some of the hostile posts (calling ashley a gash?). Very sad to me. I think it is an important realization about Lincoln. Something seemed off to me about him all along. And Garrett’s likes show he is in agreement with those posts. they were not just conservative they were cruel and aggressive, rather than just having an opinion that differs from some folks. And then people judge Steve and Ashley for talking about it. Sad times, imho. no need to fight with me about this, please. not interested.
June 13, 2018 at 8:32 PM
Not true…Federal AND State laws allow for OPEN cases to be included in consumer reports.
June 13, 2018 at 8:34 PM
@shenanigans If the application was “employment” related, the prod co is NOT allowed to even ask about anything other than convictions.
June 13, 2018 at 11:52 PM
It could even be the franchises distributers Warner Bros., that cancel. Don’t forget it was them who ordered production to shut down last seasons BIP, and it was them who had an independent inquiry completed.
June 14, 2018 at 12:27 AM
Irrespective of what people think of their findings, because that’s a whole other story as we know. Both Steve and Ashley are now coming across as a couple of busy-bodies. Will they be conducting investigation’s into the female contestant’s for the Bachelor too?
I think crushonspivey comment about the shows/franchise getting cancelled could become a reality sooner rather than later, if this continues.
June 14, 2018 at 4:51 AM
Wow, upmyalley “gash”? That disgusting comment says way more about you than Ashley.
The show or BIP are not getting canceled because of Lincoln. Unless he assaulted Becca and I haven’t heard about it yet. The #MeToo and #TimesUp movementa are about sexual assault and harassment, and the marginalization of women which has gone on since the beginning of time in not just our society, but around the world. It has nothing to do with consenting single people getting their freak on.
Crshonspivey – Posting a racist Twitter post comparing an African American woman to a monkey, when you’re a TV star working for a network is it not even in the same category as Garrett. White people have been using the monkey comparison to marginalize and insult the black race since the beginning of time, especially in the US.
Garrett posted or liked stuff (from what I read since I don’t do social media, so not sure) that reflected his opinions about homosexuals and transgender people. While some may not agree with his opinions he didn’t personally denigrate someone because of their race. Many people have his opinion (if it is his) based on their religious beliefs which he is free to have; that is what this country was founded on. As long as he didn’t and doesn’t openly discriminate, as in denying someone a job, or selling them a home, etc. he hasn’t done anything wrong. And, his employer apparently didn’t have an issue with his posts; Roseanne’s did as did the sponsors of the show.
RS being puritanical in his judgements of others is nothing new; he has been that way since I started reading this site. Don’t know about Ashley and frankly don’t care about Ashley or her opinions.
June 14, 2018 at 5:06 AM
One more thing, as someone who has done background checks, things can be missed especially if someone lies. That being said, I bet after this they’ll be way more thorough in the checks.
June 14, 2018 at 7:12 AM
@Rob22 I’m wondering if there’s a difference between arrest vs charges vs convictions. Everyone who is arrested isn’t charged with a crime. Sometimes you are just brought in for questioning and if the circumstances don’t add up you will be let go. Lincoln was charged so he’s on file and the case is open. It should have shown up in court documents. I understand if they can’t go to police precincts and see who was arrested but he clearly had been charged with this, stood trial, and was merely awaiting a verdict. I feel like the show could’ve done a better job but I’m sure they will look more closely into these people from now on.
June 14, 2018 at 7:45 AM
@doctordiva: in California, the employment laws are much stricter than most of the rest of the country. So, I don’t know if they consider contestants “employees”, or not… it’s a gray area, for sure. But if they ran a background check, it would only likely include convictions, or they risk a lawsuit. Anyone could legally challenge them if they collected arrests on a background check. Likely whoever is doing the background check wouldn’t agree to include arrests either, because they could be put in legal jeopardy, as well. I doubt the suits at ABC would take the chance in gathering “iffy” data, anyway.
Now, the point was made that they could have asked whether contestants have been arrested. And based on the show’s latest comments, it look like they did, and Lincoln lied. So, again, RS is blaming the show for not knowing. If the background check legally could not include arrests, and Lincoln lied on the application, how is that the show’s fault? They did what they were legally allowed to do and Lincoln’s arrest did not show up. Definitely it’s Lincoln’s fault for lying. But since he was unpaid, I doubt there is much the show can do legally. He may have breached the contract, but he wasn’t paid. If the shows have decent ratings, it will be hard to show they were harmed. And they probably want the news to fade away…. any filings on their part just keep this in the news for months longer. So, I suspect that, like everything else, this topic will fade away. The media and gossip sites will move on to the next thing.
June 14, 2018 at 3:58 PM
Lincoln was convicted and has to register as a sex offender. Surprised Steve didn’t pick up on this.
June 14, 2018 at 4:06 PM
TMZ had this scoop before Steve asked the SJW to copy and paste it. TMZ also had the Final Rose pics, Steve did not. Go to TMZ for all things scandalous about the Bachelor series.
June 14, 2018 at 6:24 PM
Fishbelt, tmz is indeed becoming a good source and it’s entirely possible that some of Stevo’s sources may decide they would like to be paid for their info. Wouldn’t that be a hoot!
June 14, 2018 at 6:29 PM
@tamera I only have one response. I don’t care what you or anyone else thinks, at all, about anything. I am 100% true to myself and those I love only. It works for me. Life is good. Bubye.
June 15, 2018 at 5:46 AM
Tamara, many people out there who agree with you. We’re just not as vocal and most probably don’t even read RS. I can’t look at Garrett now and not think of him as a hateful and ignorant. And for Becca to come to his defense and urge people to be “open-minded” is disturbing. The show must do better for its contestants. RS and Ashley and all the investigators are doing society a public service by outing these douchbags.
June 18, 2018 at 8:57 PM
> I can’t look at Garrett now and not think of him as a hateful and ignorant
The only ignorant person here is you. Despite your SJW leanings, it’s still entirely possible to express an opinion and NOT have you or your ilk attack someone in return.
It’s a social media “like”. That’s it. Garrett has not indicated otherwise that he has discriminated against someone based upon any preferences or attributes about that person.
It’s just that Garrett’s personal preference is not aligned with LGBTQIA+ things.
I get that you @willowby are an intolerant, hateful, person who makes assumptions about others instead of having mature and emotionally intelligent conversations about it. But that’s okay; I would never hold that against you like you do Garrett. Especially in a non-verbal, online, manner.
June 18, 2018 at 8:59 PM
WHO the F appointed Ashley the Bachelor hall monitor?
June 19, 2018 at 12:36 PM
Corn29. You seem nice. Look, what I’m saying is one does not arbitrarily click on “like” unless one agrees with what is posted. Those were some pretty intolerant memes he liked. That tells us a lot about someones values. I’m hardly intolerant or hateful, thank you very much. Quite the opposite. Have a great day!
June 19, 2018 at 5:26 PM
Plenty of syuff in the news lately about the current state of what the press calls “immigrants”. In my opinion they refuse to call people who enter our country illegally, illegals. Am i to be judged because I like immigrants but don’t like illegals if I like a meme about it? I just think it’s shallow to judge someone on their social media likes, especially someone you’ve never met. I probably woouldn’t like anyone based on that criteria. Just be true to yourself first.
June 19, 2018 at 5:30 PM
@corn29 Excuse my ignorance but what does swj stand for? Tia.
June 20, 2018 at 10:42 AM
@upmyalley, to answer your question, yes you are to be judged, if you are so caught up in the term “immigrants” vs “illegals” that you don’t see that these are human beings too and while maybe yes, they shouldn’t try to get into this country illegally, they don’t deserve to have their children (of all ages!) Ripped away from them and put into cages like in a freaking concentration camp. And if you happen to watch that video where a guard is joking about all the noise children are making crying out for their parents as “orchestra”, and you feel nothing about that, then yes you will be judged as a person with no heart. How about that? Has nothing to do with politics and everything to do with basic human compassion which some people decided is no longer a requirement these days.
Probably not the smartest idea bringing this whole thing up as an example, when it has nothing to do with what is being discussed above anyway.
You have a nice day.