After being referred to as out for claims of sexual harassment by “Bachelor” alum Bekah Martinez, “Bachelorette” star Leandro Dottavio is now on depart from his stuntman job, in accordance with USA TODAY.
“We lately grew to become conscious of the state of affairs regarding Mr. Dottavio,” mentioned Gaby Davis, one of many workplace supervisor’s at Motion Horizons which presents the Common Studios’ Water World present the place Dottavio performs. “We’re permitting him the time he must deal with the matter privately because the allegations didn’t come up from conduct within the office.”
The 23-year-old nanny who appeared as a contestant on Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s season of “The Bachelor” took to Instagram final Wednesday to name out the long-haired contestant from Becca Kufrin’s “Bachelorette” season, with a group of screenshots from girls who claimed that Dottavio had acted inappropriately towards them.
Martinez revealed to the New York Put up that she stumbled upon a screenshot of a put up by Dottavio dated from 4 years in the past that mentioned, “you want my huge d—” whereas looking “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” Reddit pages.
After Martinez shared the unique screenshot on her Instagram, the fact star defined that she obtained “dozens of messages” from extra girls who responded to her and shared their very own experiences.
“I began posting the screenshots [of their messages] as a result of to me, it’s not a coincidence that a number of girls could be saying comparable issues about the identical particular person,” she instructed the Put up. “There’s no method these girls occur to be mendacity about the identical factor earlier than seeing what different girls are saying.”
Following the discharge of photographs on Martinez’s Instagram, the 31-year-old stuntman denied her accusations.
In an announcement to Fox Information, the fact star mentioned, “There have been some current tales about me which have garnered consideration and I wish to handle them. I wish to begin by saying nobody has ever straight accused me of sexual harassment. Nobody has ever come to me in any method and instructed me I made them really feel uncomfortable.”
He continued, “Nonetheless, I’m not an ideal particular person, nor have I ever claimed to be. Did I do issues in faculty that I’d be embarrassed about now? Completely. Was I part of my tradition, the occasions, motion pictures? Sure. I’ve grown as an individual since faculty. I’m not the person I used to be two years in the past not to mention 14 years in the past. It’s vital for girls to talk out in the event that they felt uncomfortable or harassed. I assist that. If there was anybody I made really feel uncomfortable why not come to me? I’d love a possibility to proper my wrongs and converse to any lady that wishes to inform me how and once I made them really feel uncomfortable. I wish to take this as a possibility to raised myself and the therapy of ladies in my life.”
Although Dottavio could also be taking a while away from his job, he’s slated to attempt his hand at love as soon as once more and seem on the upcoming season of “Bachelor In Paradise,” although he mentioned to not be a part of the primary forged.