Dating reveals aren’t all they’re cracked as much as be.
Erica Rose — a 2011 contestant on the now-defunct “Bachelor” spin-off “Bachelor Pad” — recalled the “traumatic” and “abusive” problem the place males tossed paint-filled eggs on the girls they discovered least enticing whereas they had been blindfolded and carrying bikinis.
“It really hurt, so that’s when I was like, ‘Ow, I don’t want to do this anymore,’” Rose lately instructed host Jacques Peterson on his “Unpopular” podcast. “Emotionally it was traumatic. Physically, that f–king hurt.”
At the time, Rose said during a confessional that she was “not easily offended” and “didn’t mind getting eggs on me as long as it doesn’t get in my hair.”
But Rose claimed to Page Six on Wednesday that she was “encouraged” to say that by a producer who was interviewing her in the course of the episode.
“Now that I’m an attorney, licensed in Texas, I can analyze the situation properly and see that they were having me say that to cover [themselves]” Rose instructed us in a press release.
She additionally claimed that the present’s host Chris Harrison instructed Rose she had no possibility however to take part within the degrading charade or else she would face elimination.
“I just finally feel for me personally it’s the appropriate time to speak out about the atrocities of this especially with Chris Harrison leaving the show since he was involved in this situation by telling me I [couldn’t] leave without facing elimination,” she instructed us.
While the boys had been allegedly instructed to not throw the eggs too aggressively, Rose stated the injury was already completed.
“The point of the game was not to injure people. It was to humiliate them, I guess,” she stated on the podcast.
Rose additionally recalled a kissing problem later within the season that sure girls had been allowed to abstain from as a result of they had been dad and mom.
“It wasn’t entirely a fair show even though it was a game show,” she instructed Peterson, including, “I just thought it was unfair they said you’ll be eliminated if you don’t sit here and let yourself be humiliated.”
Rose claims she ultimately texted the “Bachelor” creator Mike Fleiss in 2020, demanding an apology over the problem.
“I texted him and I’m like, ‘You know, you never really publicly apologized and you never apologized to me for the egg toss challenge,”‘ she stated.
She instructed us Fliess responded privately through textual content message a 12 months in the past, saying, “it was tasteless and wrong. Sincere apologies.”
Rose, who claimed that on-set therapist’s solely job was to ensure individuals had been taking their prescribed remedy, stated that her participation within the present left her with PTSD and despair.
“My life is thriving but it took me a long time to overcome that including a lot of money I spent on therapy as well as holistic treatment,” Rose instructed Page Six. “I was diagnosed with having PTSD a year after ‘Bachelor Pad’ by a mental health professional. That’s not an exaggeration.”
She continued, “Of course, in the moment, when I was asked to be doing an interview I did not have time to process it. With PTSD it actually takes time to manifest and diagnose. And as I mentioned there were no mental health professionals on the set even to diagnose it.”
She additionally claims that manufacturing was conscious that she was struggling with her psychological well being on the time, however didn’t do something to assist.
“[Producers] knew it was hard for me but they didn’t really try to do anything about it,” she stated on the podcast.
Looking again, Rose tells us that she wouldn’t need her daughter[s] seeing her undergo one thing so humiliating.
“I am now married with my own two beautiful daughters and my own law firm that I run with my husband,” she stated. “It will be hard for me if my beautiful daughter[s] see that one day.”
Reps for “Bachelor Pad” and ABC didn’t instantly reply to our request for remark. Page Six has additionally reached out to Harrison for remark.
Rose has appeared in a number of actuality TV reveals all through her profession together with “The Bachelor,” “You’re Cut Off,” “Dr. Phil,” “Married to Medicine Houston” and “Below Deck Sailing Yacht.”