Cassie Randolph Files for Restraining Order Against ‘Bachelor’ Star Colton Underwood
Cassie Randolph has filed for a restraining order against her ex, former Bachelor star Colton Underwood. According to People, the restraining order is due to alleged harassment and stalking.
The former couple called it quits in May, two months after Cassie helped nurse Colton back to health after he contracted COVID-19.
Of course, the pair met on Colton’s season of The Bachelor, which aired last year. Sources at the time said that Colton wanted to settle down and get married, but Cassie wasn’t ready.
Things took a turn in July after Cassie appeared on The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever!, during which she called out the show for how the interview was “edited” to focus on her quotes about Colton.
Colton later noted on his Instagram Story that while the two had agreed to keep their split private, “obviously a lot changed this week.”
She then fired back on her own Instagram Story, insisting she had “honored” their agreement while accusing him of “subtly engaging in a tactic that peppers in aggressive comments.” She also claimed he was trying to “monetize” their breakup.
Colton revealed on the Reality Steve podcast that his anger was directed at the franchise for taking “advantage” of Cassie — not Cassie herself.
“Cass stayed extremely professional and extremely quiet about our breakup,” he said. “What bugged me was the fact that that show took advantage of her. I get very defensive over people I love and I know Cass is a big girl and she can fight her own battles, but I just know her heart and she doesn’t want to rock the boat and she loves people, even if they abuse her or even if they take advantage of her, which they did.”
“I was more frustrated for her, because she just got completely taken advantage of and completely manipulated,” he added. “You have Chris Harrison pointing questions saying, ‘I sense you don’t want to make Colton mad, or you’re afraid you’re going to upset Colton. It’s like, ‘No, Chris. I literally talked to her the morning of that interview. We’re good.’ Stop worrying about me or painting me to be this controlling or angry person. I’m not angry. If there’s anybody I’m upset about or upset with, it’s you guys.”
“I’ve distanced myself from [the show], just for my own mental health right now,” he said. “There have just been too many things that I’ve found out about and that has happened for me to feel comfortable working with them on a professional level, not even personal.”
We hope everything works out OK!