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“Reader Emails,” Updated Leo News, & An Apology To Colton

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Well, you’re gonna get almost 2 hours of me talking to Sean Lowe on tomorrow’s podcast. There is so much to cover with him since he’s had a pretty extensive career on the show. But even his career post-show has a lot to get into. I tried to get to everything I could, but it’s definitely not like past interviews with former contestants. If I would’ve sat there and run down every date from every season, just from him on the “Bachelorette” and being the “Bachelor” could’ve easily been two hours alone. I tried to touch on the biggest things and talking points from each season. Probably left some stuff out and/or forgot things, but hey, he’s got two little boys under two years old so I couldn’t keep him away from Catherine THAT long or she might’ve gone crazy. What I do know is Sean was very well spoken and open about everything I asked. He’s far enough removed from the show now where the only thing he’d really ever do with the franchise is an appearance or an update with them. So coming on the podcast isn’t going to be some major ordeal. He’s done enough interviews at this point (and even written a book) to where this show isn’t going to scream him down for something he says. Looking forward to you all hearing it tomorrow.

There’s an update on the Leo situation, as early this morning, TMZ has a story that a woman has filed a complaint to Universal Studios (his employer) in regards to sexual harassment at the workplace. Now I don’t know who exactly did it, but considering this woman posted these on Saturday, could it possibly have been her?

I mean, the timing is awfully coincidental. She specifically mentions she works with him and is another in a long line of women who’ve said he’s done this. Although, if a complaint was filed on Friday, would this woman really announce she did it the day after? I don’t know. This woman posted those tweets after Leo’s “statement” on Friday, so it’s clear she was a bit unnerved about it. I’m sure this won’t be the end of the story. Hey, maybe Leo will give us another statement to laugh at to combat this complaint filed against him?

One thing that I will always do is own up to a mistake I made. I’ve been pretty critical of Colton this season, especially with his inability to keep his stories straight with Tia. Those were further brought to light last night during the Paradise premiere. The thing is, his cover ups are now becoming worse than the lies. Why not just say you saw Tia more than once? No one will think any less of you. But the second we hear you say you only saw her once, but then realize that’s a lie, that immediately comes across shady and that you’re trying to hide something. And if your response is (which I’ve been sent), “Maybe Colton didn’t realize Arie’s season had started airing when he was with Tia in January.” Impossible. I’m honestly supposed to believe that these two spent a weekend together in January, Arie’s season was 4 episodes into it’s run (Jan 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd had aired) by the time these two had their weekend, and not ONE time in conversation over a weekend did they ever talk about Arie’s season that was currently airing, which Tia was on? C’mon. However, that’s not what I’m talking about here.

A few days before the MTA, I reported that during the MTA taping, Colton called Jean Blanc a pussy, for which Jean Blanc responded, “Why are you calling me a pussy if you’ve never been in one?” We saw the MTA play out last Monday, both Colton and Jean Blanc were bleeped out, and I doubled down the next day essentially saying that why would Jean Blanc say that to Colton if Colton never called him that. Well, on Robert Mills radio show last week, he played the unedited version of what we saw on TV with no bleeps. Here’s how the conversation went (it starts at the 20:01 mark):

That audio that was released last week was exactly what we saw on TV, except the cursing wasn’t bleeped out. I listened to the audio. I still have last Monday’s episode on my DVR. If you play them in sync (or even separately) you can hear there’s no editing being done. That was the conversation. It’s the same exact audio. TV has the words bleeped out, the audio version doesn’t. Colton never called Jean Blanc a pussy. He said sh*t. He told him to shut the f**k up. But he never called him a pussy in that sequence, which is what I originally reported.

The other thing that was reported to me was what Jean Blanc said to Colton in return, and I think that’s why sources thought Colton said it first. They originally told me he said,

“Why are you calling me a pussy if you’ve never been in one?”

When what he actually said was,

“Colton, you acting like a pussy but you’ve never been inside one…”

Amazing how one word changes the whole context. Maybe Jean Blanc thought Colton called him that in the moment because it was loud and guys were speaking over each other, but he didn’t. It’s clear as day in the unedited audio.

Here’s the thing. I get why Jean Blanc lashed out. Would I have done it if I were him? No. But look at the situation from the outside: already with an edit from the season that didn’t make him look great, he comes on the MTA, Colton is beloved by fans, some guys are still clowning him up on stage, Colton tells him to shut the f**k up on national television which was immediately followed by the audience cheering and laughing, then says he’s gonna change his mind in three seconds and the audience eats that up too – so yeah if I were him, I would’ve felt like everyone was against me at that point. And he lashed out. What he said was the wrong choice of words, but I can tell he probably felt pretty ganged up on in that moment. Anyone would. You already had most of America not thrilled with your exit on Becca’s season, Colton is obviously well liked, and basically the whole audience there is siding with Colton. So I get why Jean Blanc went on the attack. He just had the wrong choice of words since Colton’s virginity has nothing to do with that particular argument.

So my apologies to Colton for putting it out there that he called Jean Blanc a pussy. Going by the unedited audio, he clearly didn’t.

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  1. LynnMJ

    August 8, 2018 at 10:55 AM

    I remember how creepy it was when Leo was on his date with Becca, getting way too touchy-feely. Gross. It truly made my skin crawl.

  2. rob22

    August 8, 2018 at 12:27 PM

    I agree. Leo is a creeper. That look of his doesn’t work unless you’re trying to make everyone’s skin crawl. I can kinda sorta understand when boyfriends and girlfriends send naked pics to one another. Stupid. But I understand it. I do not understand a guy sending an unsolicited d*ck-pic to multiple women. What guy thinks that’s going to be a winning move?

  3. pugmom

    August 8, 2018 at 12:51 PM

    I have to admit Leo really is pretty creepy. I really feel bad for Rachel. When I read her blog about the finale, I know she opened up quite a bit about how she felt about the finale. In my opinion she should create some distance between herself and the franchise. I also kinda disagree about them showing more of Becca’s relationship with Garrett. I feel like they focused more on everyone else. But in the finale they did show quite a bit of her date with him. But that’s the most time they dedicated to that.

  4. tinyred500

    August 8, 2018 at 1:05 PM

    I’ll wade into this one with Leo, I too noticed his date with Becca….hmmm, I can’t say I disagree with the above comments. However I do have say how ‘handsey’ most Bachelors are even when on a first group date or one on one. They aren’t adverse to bum touching or a hand on the upper thigh that early on. Whether they are actively told or encouraged to (by the producers) I have no idea….I find it too forward.

  5. jlal

    August 8, 2018 at 2:14 PM

    Leo never creeped me out before, but send dic pics is just wrong. Rob22, I’m with you all the way. I don’t get sending naked pics at, but kinda get the boyfriend and girlfriend thing. However even then, how do you know what they’re are going to do when you break up. But, sending them unsolicited to anybody is stupid and creepy. Also, agree tinyred that some of the guys seem way too forward way too soon.

  6. jlal

    August 8, 2018 at 3:25 PM

    I didn’t read Rachel’s blog, always thought they sacrificed her story to play up Peter. Who then turned around and screwed them by turning down the bachelor offer. For the record, I was never a Peter fan; didn’t get his appeal.

  7. pugmom

    August 8, 2018 at 4:36 PM

    I agree. I never really understood why people were so crazy over him.

  8. tinyred500

    August 9, 2018 at 12:23 AM

    That should have been ‘handsy’…typo! Pffft!

  9. jlal

    August 9, 2018 at 5:39 AM

    tinyred500, No worries!! I quit apologizing for my typos; hate that this site doesn’t have an edit feature.
    It is really hard using my phone, which I have to do at home. There is a big delay in typing the letter and it showing up, so I screw up all the time.

    One more thought on Leo, or really on posting dic pics. I think that sending unsolicited dic pics is the same as flashing someone. You’re exposing your private parts to someone who doesn’t want to see them, didn’t ask to see them, and has no control over seeing them. Not to mention you have no control over who see them – meaning it could be a child. It should be criminal.

  10. tinyred500

    August 9, 2018 at 6:03 AM

    The thing with the internet and thus the ease of contact via social media, is that it’s removed people away from ‘feelings’ or ‘responsibility’, how another person would feel with an action or words committed by another person. If you relate it to real life, any normal person would never dream of jumping through your window and flashing their privates at you, or give you a mouthful of what they think about you having never met you etc. So many fail to engage their brains.

  11. supersparklyday

    August 10, 2018 at 9:55 PM

    I read Rachel’s blog of the Finale and did not enjoy how she made Becca’s finale all about her, with an occasional “but I’m happy for Becca & Garrett” thrown in there. I won’t be reading anything else of hers from now on.

  12. logo65

    August 13, 2018 at 2:23 PM

    I read Rachel’s blog, and she seems to be saying that Becca wasn’t blindsided by a breakup on ATFR like she was. Um, hello? Did she forget Arie’s season? Was that enough of an emotional blindside? is this a competition? I imagine the producers did it that way because the Peter story was way better TV than the Bryan story. I am glad she is happy, but ratings is ratings.

  13. upmyalley

    August 14, 2018 at 9:50 PM

    Speaking of creepy, I can’t even hear the name Sean Lowe without bile coming up into my mouth.No freaking way I’d listen to a 2 hour podcast of his holier than thou diatribe. Ewww, he just grosses me out.

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