"They are only in it for themselves; they're only looking to make a good show," Jason said. "Yet, what I did was I listened to the producers. I went against every moral, every bone, everything in my body."
In the same interview, Mesnick cited a producer's interference in a phone call he placed to Rycroft's parents during filming of his season of The Bachelor.
"I had called Melissa's parents, while we were filming, telling them I want to pick your daughter, but that I'm not going to propose to her," Jason revealed. "And a producer called her parents immediately after I hung up the phone and said, 'Jason is just nervous, he'll call you back tomorrow, he's rethinking what he just told you.' Which was not the truth."
"I never stood up to them," Mesnick now admits. "When I go back to it, I wish I would have stood my ground and never did anything that was against my morals or hurt anyone."
Sadly, eight years later, Jason Mesnick and Melissa Rycroft are still not on speaking terms.
"I have not talked to him since the day I left that stage, Rycroft told Us Weekly last summer. " It was a breakup. There really hasn't been reasons to talk…We went our directions. I don't think we wish each other any ill will. We just moved on."
While Rycroft admits that she always cringes when she has to talk about her bad ending with Mesnick, she says everyone is where they are supposed to be now. Rycroft married Tye Strickland in 2009 and they have three kids together.
"Jason and Molly were supposed to be together and they are happy now," Melissa told Us. "So, as cringeworthy as it is to look back and regret it and wish that it hadn't happened, everybody got this happy ending."
Take a look at the video below to see Jason Mesnick's awkward Bachelor breakup.