EXCLUSIVE: Vienna: I'm Still Afraid Of Jake

Jun. 28 2010, Published 4:40 a.m. ET

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The romance may be over, but the war is still raging between The Bachelor Jake Pavelka and his ex-finacee Vienna Girardi, is reporting.

After a nasty break up, with each claiming to have dumped the other, Jake and Vienna were disastrously reunited by ABC last week for a taped segment that ended prematurely when Jake made a fist and Vienna put her head in her lap and couldn’t stop crying - as was first to report.

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Now, we’ve learned that Vienna says she is still afraid of Jake, and doesn’t want to go near him.

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While ABC said no one was ever in physical danger during the taping, eyewitnesses told the scene was ugly, and Jake definitely made a fist as he turned in his chair. He did not move his hand toward Vienna.

But Vienna says she’s simply afraid of Jake.

“I am afraid of Jake because he is verbally abusive and controlling and I'm afraid of what he might do next," she told one of her close friends.

“I just want to be left alone so I can get back to normal life. I start a regular 9-5 job in marketing Monday,  and I am looking forward to it.”

Vienna’s friend said that while Jake was a no-show in the bedroom, not having sex with Vienna for six months, he was all over her when it came to publicity about the couple.

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“He would never let me do any interviews without being right next to me,” Vienna told her pal.

And her friend believes that the Jake-Vienna saga is about to get worse.

“He is going to freak out because he has lost control of Vienna,” the source told

“He is a guy that is trying to be in control of his actions all the time.

“He seems like he can snap at any moment.”

That angry unpredictability has left Vienna glad she is away from him, the source said. Jake is intent on pursuing an acting career, and is now on ABC’s Bachelor Pad. He claims that Vienna was jealous of his success and that’s what killed their relationship.

But Vienna says Jake was deceptive about his acting career and didn’t tell her the truth about his ambition. She has also gone into great detail about Jake’s lack of ambition in their bedroom and his litany of excuses.

It all erupted at the ABC secret reunion, which undoubtedly will be edited by the time it hits the air July 5.

But Vienna hopes she doesn’t have to be near her ex again after that incident, which has left her still frightened, she says.



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