On Monday night, viewers of ABC’s The Bachelor finally got what they had been waiting for: Rozlyn Papa, the woman at the center of the show’s most recent scandal, was finally kicked off the show after host Chris Harrison confronted her about a relationship she had with a show producer.
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Before the episode’s rose ceremony, a clearly uncomfortable Harrison pulled Papa aside to confront her and let her know the producer she had an “inappropriate relationship” with was no longer employed.
“This is something we have never had to deal with in the history of that show. I am very sorry we have to have this conversation. It is very awkward. I am guessing you have some idea why I pulled you aside. You entered into an inappropriate relationship with one, ah, with one of our staffers. That staffer is no longer working with us,” Harrison said. “Because of what happened, we feel it is now impossible to now form a meaningful relationship with Jake. Out of respect for everyone here…”
Papa, who was at times defensive, asked: “So you think no other girls here felt for other people when they came on the show?”
After Papa said she did not feel her personal life was not anyone’s business, Harrison simply stated that the show felt “a line had been crossed.”
As Papa packed her bags, Harrison pulled Pavelka aside to tell him the news. A stunned Jake shook his head in disbelief as he listened to the host. “I don’t really know what to say, I’m just really disappointed,” he said. Later, he added: “Can I get my rose back?”
As to be predicted, the other girls eagerly accepted the news. “F–k her,” one rival hopeful said as the girls reflected on the news. Another remarked, “Her behavior is just ridiculous. It scares me that someone can lie that much.”
One clear winner of the episode: Jake. His teary, heartfelt and compassionate speech to the girls regarding the news surely set even more hearts across America fluttering!