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Details from The Bachelorette producer’s sexual harassment lawsuit

Yesterday, The Bachelor and Bachelorette producer Becky Steenhoek sued Warner Bros., Mike Fleiss’ production company, and five producers, including her supervisor, claiming she was fired last year after being retaliated against for reporting sexual harassment. Since the story broke yesterday, I’ve read the full lawsuit, published by The Hollywood Reporter and embedded below, and there are interesting facts …

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Bachelorette producer sues over sexual harassment

A segment producer who worked on JoJo Fletcher’s season of The Bachelorette has sued the show’s studio, Warner Bros.; Mike Fleiss’ production company, NZK Productions; and five producers over sexual harassment. She said she complained to a more senior producer and then was retaliated against and eventually fired.

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Next Bachelorette won’t be white, probably, but more needs to change

ABC has had success with diverse casts in its dramas and comedies, but its oldest reality franchise has stubbornly resisted diversity. But today comes word that The Bachelorette 12’s star will be a person of color—probably, maybe, let’s hope. Yes, in 31 combined seasons, The Bachelor and The Bachelorette have only ever had one non-white star, Juan Pablo, and The Bachelorette has never had a non-white star.

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