The Bachelorette contestant Jordan Rodgers is under fire for having an active online dating profile, but he is angrily defending himself.
Rodgers has been accused of having an active profile on the private, members-only dating app Raya — but he says it’s total BS.
A Bachelorette fan found the profile and tweeted a heads up to JoJo Fletcher about it.
Entertainment Tonight also found a profile seeming to fit Rodgers, featuring his photo and personal info that matches up.
But Rodgers has angrily denied that he is trying to do anything remotely fishy and he posted a lengthy explanation of why his dating profile still appeared active even though he never meant it to be.
“Unlike every other contestant on this show who was flown [in] for final selection and [a] finalized spot on the show in January, I was never contacted nor was the show even on my radar until early March,” he revealed. “Just over a week before filming I was reached out to by a producer.
“I did not sign or agree to do the show until March 12, the day before we reported to [Los Angeles] for filming,” he said. “My name was leaked before I ever gave a verbal [agreement] and in fact I said I would not do it, yet I was leaked anyway before agreeing.”
He went on to explain that immediately upon signing onto the show, he deactivated his profile and fully deleted it after returning from filming.
“Per contract, immediately after my filming on the show ends I cannot use these types of applications nor would I want to breach contract by doing so,” he said. “I immediately deleted the profile as soon as I had access to do so. However the auto renewal had already been processed through the month of May and into June. Despite this I have not used this app, had it on my phone or accessed it in any capacity since my portion of filming was done… any photos attempting to prove otherwise are old screenshots from before filming.
“These reports are false,” he continued. “I would not be dumb enough to breach my contract or do anything related to a dating app to give any insight to what may or may not have happened on the show.
“Had I had any lead time more than 24 hours to know I was going to be on this show I would’ve more efficiently wrapped up issues like this, including my gas/electric bills which I missed and had to try to pay, without access to my phone, from another country during filming,” he added.