Woman Identified In ‘Bachelor’ Scandal; Admits She Had Relationship With Show Producer
First Published: January 7, 2010 4:05 PM EST Credit: ABC
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The woman who is alleged to have engaged in an affair with a producer on “The Bachelor” has been revealed.
Rozlyn Papa, 28, from Richmond, Virginia, has been identified by Radar Online as the woman who was let go from the show after passing on a potential romance with Jake Pavelka for a member of the show’s crew, but she insisted the relationship was not sexual.
“No, I did not have a sexual relationship with a producer on the show,” Rozlyn told the Web site.
Clips airing to promote the ABC show feature a female suitor telling some of her fellow bachelorettes, “She’s been having this sexual affair with somebody else in ‘The Bachelor’ house.”
While Rozlyn denied that the relationship included sex, she did admit to engaging in a romance with the then crewmember. And she added that the two are no longer together.
“I had a relationship with someone on the show that didn’t benefit them,” Rozlyn told the Web site. “We remained really close but we are not dating now.”
Rozlyn also took issue with the show reportedly calling her romance an “inappropriate relationship.”
“What they mean by inappropriate relationship is not what inappropriate relationship means in the real world,” she said.
And the pretty blonde suggested her romance was given extra weight because it happened while filming a reality show.
“This is a TV show and it’s made for entertainment, but it is a far cry from reality,” she said. “I know that things on television weren’t always as they seemed, but I had no idea the extent of the show manipulation.”
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As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, show host Chris Harrison called the situation “unfortunate” during an interview earlier this week with 104.3 Myfm morning radio show host Sean Valentine.
“It was incredibly unfortunate. Horrible decisions were made,” Chris said. “It was embarrassing for us and in fairness to Jake and for the other women, [we said], ‘Let’s nip this in the bud and take care of it.’ And that’s what we did.”
The episode where the situation with Rozyln is addressed airs on January 11 and Chris said the show really handled the situation as soon as it came to light.
“There’s train wrecks in this show where I’m like, ‘Oh, it’s going to be great. Let’s let them have it.’ But … I felt bad for everybody, and it was an uncomfortable deal,” he added.
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