Bachelor alumna Bekah Martinez has opened up on social media about a troubling incident she recently experienced.
According to Martinez, 26, she was out for a walk, “pushing my sleeping baby,” 8-month-old son Franklin James, “and holding hands with my toddler,” 2-year-old daughter Ruth Rey De La Luz, “when a teenager skateboarded by and grabbed my ass.”
“I felt totally powerless as I screamed at him ‘THAT IS NOT OKAY. WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU?’ I wanted to chase him down and pull him off his skateboard. Punch him in the back. Do something, anything to get through to him that what he did was so wrong,” she wrote on Instagram about the March 26 incident.
“Ruth was so shaken. She kept repeating in her 2-year-old voice, ‘You otay, mommy?’” Martinez, who starred on Season 22 of The Bachelor, recalled in the post, writing, “I'm not okay. I'm mad.”
“I’m mad that this kid felt bold enough to touch me in the middle of the day, in a neighborhood, with my children by my side. What the f**k is he going to do to a woman when he’s an adult in the cover of night?” she asked.
Martinez then went on to reveal another troubling incident she went through years before.
“I remember being alone on the beach at 21 when a man walked up to me with his dick in his hand. I felt helpless then, too,” she wrote. “I hate this. I hate that this is the world my daughter will grow up in.”
Martinez added, “I don’t care what you have to do to teach your sons to respect the people around them. Threaten to chop their balls off, I don’t give a f**k. But I hate knowing that there are predators around every turn, every corner. And the world will always be unsafe for women.”