Former “Bachelor” contestant Bekah Martinez is accusing current “Bachelorette” contestant Leandro “Leo” Dottavio of sexual harassment.
Martinez, 23, took to Instagram Wednesday to put up a collection of screenshots she collected from her fanbase, all of which declare the 31-year-old Dottavio acted inappropriately towards girls.
The screenshots start with an Instagram put up by Dottavio, relationship again about 4 years, saying “you want my large d–okay.”
After Martinez shared it, many ladies responded by sharing what they are saying had been their very own experiences.
One Instagram person who claims to have attended faculty with Dottavio and carried out in theater productions with him there says he’d acted “creepy” to her and different girls, some of them, she charged, “barely authorized.”
One other person says Dottavio continually pursued her pal, and despatched her a number of “undesirable” footage of his genitals.
Martinez says she obtained many extra messages detailing “particular examples” of sexual harassment, however has shielded the identification of Dottavio’s accusers.
She additionally posted a video saying his lawyer has reached out to her to take away her posts and situation a public apology, or be sued for defamation.
Dottavio, a stuntman, appeared on the present season of “Bachelorette” vying for Becca Kufrin’s coronary heart, which he didn’t win. Promos for the upcoming season of “Bachelor in Paradise” present Dottavio, although he isn’t half of ABC’s official solid announcement.
Martinez, a nanny and Instagram character, appeared on the newest season of “Bachelor,” which featured Kufrin and Arie Luyendyk. She’s known as out different gamers within the “Bachelor” universe for his or her off-screen habits.
Dottavio informed The Submit that the screenshot of his remark is photoshopped, and was asking his lawyer to look into it.
Neither Martinez nor ABC responded to requests for remark.