Bachelor women lied about seeing Rozlyn with producer

Two of the women who were the most damning eyewitnesses to Rozlyn Papa’s alleged affair with a Bachelor producer–and eyewitnesses are the show’s only evidence–lied about what they saw, either on television or during interviews with the media.

In just about a month, both women’s stories changed, from seeing nothing and actually defending Rozlyn to becoming her primary accusers. And that’s a damning discrepancy, one that will fuel conspiracy theories that the show’s producers may have asked them to make up evidence to support their narrative or just keep people talking about the show.

First, here’s Jessie Sulidis, who had the most detailed story and confronted Rozlyn with it during the reunion:

Jan. 28, talking to TV Guide Canada:

TVG: Let’s talk about Rozlyn for a second. Were you privy to what some of the other girls saw?
Jessie: I didn’t see anything, but I heard that other people might have seen something, but we all got over it and past it pretty quickly. We never really talked about it in the house again after that night.

Feb. 22, on the Bachelor reunion:

“I did. I actually didn’t say anything until right now, but actually one day–it was just before she got booted out in the rose ceremony for when it all went down. It was the day before and I wasn’t feeling well that day so I went inside and I heard something on the stairs. I’m really nosy. So I walked around and I peeked around, and there was Rozlyn and the producer. The producer was lying back on the stairs and she was on top of him and they were making out.”

Next, Ella Nolan, who defended Rozlyn earlier this month:

Feb. 1., talking to People magazine:

What about Rozlyn?
Rozlyn’s a good person dealing with a lot right now. I wouldn’t want to be in her shoes. I saw her and the producer being very friendly but nothing out of the ordinary.

Feb. 22, on the Bachelor reunion:

“She was on all fours on the couch and she bent down, like her lower body down and her butt was sticking up in the air. And she said, if you all see the producer, tell him to come on in because I need to be put to bed.”

So the question is: were they lying then (when they had no reason to) or are they lying now (and what would be their reason to lie)?

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