Spoiler Alert: A monumental event that occurs in episode 3 is revealed below. Read on at your own risk.
Every reality show has a bad boy, but it’s safe to say that Bentley Williams, from this season’s The Bachelorette, is the crème de la crème. According to the show’s host Chris Harrison,
“He (Williams) almost shut down production on the show.”
As posted previously, Bentley was begged to stay by “Bachelorette” Ashley Herbert, despite his apparent non attraction to her.
“She’s fallen for this guy, and she’ll even talk on Monday night how she’s fallen in love with this guy,” said Harrison. “He was easily the front-runner.”
On upcoming episode 3 however, Bentley makes his departure from the show and ends up hurting Ashley so bad that she nearly opts out of the rest of the season.
“How it happens, how this goes down, will be one of the most talked about moments we have ever had on this show,” promised Harrison.
The obvious question to be asked is, why cast Bentley when it was clear that his intentions were malicious? Does the show value ratings over a woman’s dignity? According to Harrison this was not the case:
He obviously didn’t say all those derogatory things in casting. He might have said, “It would be cool if it was Emily.” He obviously didn’t say, “If it’s Ashley, I’m going to use and destroy her.”
Chris went on to reveal that they even gave Ashley subtle warnings to let her know that Williams was not to be trusted. It was ultimately her decision however that kept Bentley on the show for as long as he stayed.
If you have information about a guy before he even gets out of the limo, that’s beyond a red flag. We gave her the option and said, “You don’t have to meet this guy. We can pull him.” We justify everything by giving Ashley the power. It was her job to say no. We don’t step in and say, “That’s the wrong decision.” We never do. She was privy to some of the information. I had many conversations with her about this and so did the producers but she defended him every step of the way. She never heeded any of the warning signs.
Be sure to tune in to ABC for all the drama on Monday, June 6th @ 8pm Est