As viewers know by now, The Bachelor is a show where hopeful singles try to find love with an eligible bachelor or bachelorette. One person who didn’t get this memo? Season 14 contestant Rozlyn Papa, who allegedly hooked up with a male producer on the show while she supposedly pursued love with bachelor Jake Pavelka. Yikes.
Here’s what happened: During filming, Harrison and other Bachelor staffers were alerted that Papa had allegedly engaged in a physical relationship with one of the producers. Harrison then confronted Papa about the situation on-camera, before kicking her off the series. “I’m not sitting here in judgment of you, nobody is,” he explained to Papa. “We’re not saying it was wrong, it’s something that happened.”
Papa didn’t address the situation at the time, arguing that it would put her in a “bad position.” But she later denied any wrongdoing, stating during a radio interview (via Us Weekly): “There was no making out! Unfortunately, I did not get any out of this big sex scandal that supposedly happened. If I had known that I was going to get accused of it, maybe I would have gone for it!”
Harrison’s position, however, has remained firm. “She had a physical relationship with a producer on our show,” he told people, “You cannot do that. There is no gray area … Other girls on the show saw it. The producer confessed more than once and to more than one person. I cannot make it any clearer.”