Rozlyn Papa feels “betrayed” by Bachelor producers’ “blatant lie,” denies sexual affair

Ousted Bachelor 14 contestant Rozlyn Papa says she feels “betrayed” by the show that portrayed her as having a sexual relationship with a producer, which she denies. She also says producers wouldn’t let her see her son, confirming Reality Steve’s report.

“I absolutely feel betrayed by the show. … They want the ratings, and that’s what they’re getting. This seeps into my personal life. I have a 7-year-old little boy at home that I want to look up to me, and to have this blatant lie out there perpetuated by the show itself, it’s hurtful. It’s scary to think what my son will think of me,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “I’m afraid it’ll be shown and I’ll be portrayed as a cheater. It really comes down to my son. Why would you go on national television and throw a mom under the bus like that?”

Asked if she had sex with the fired producer, she said, “Absolutely not. No. … I made good decisions. I did not choose to have sex with someone else.” She also said, “I would absolutely call him a friend. A good friend. What he did I think is really noble and I’m really happy to have him as a friend.”

In a separate interview, Rozlyn told Radar, “ABC told me I could bring my son to the show to visit and that I could talk about him each day on the show. But then they didn’t let me. … The other girls on the show all knew about my son and ABC kept telling me to hold off and not tell Jake about him yet. At that point all the other girls knew I had a son and they were spending time alone with Jake and it looked like I was hiding the information.”

The Woman in ‘The Bachelor’ Scandal: I Did Not Have Sex with Him [Entertainment Tonight]
Fired Bachelor Scandal Beauty Claims ABC Made Her Hide Fact She Has A Son [Radar]

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