Meredith’s ‘Bachelorette’ Suitor Speaks Out Amid Star’s On-Set Sexual Assault Claims

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Meredith Phillips claimed a masseuse sexually assaulted her during her run on The Bachelorette. After making the shocking claim, her former suitor Cory Higgins is speaking out exclusively to RadarOnline.com.

Phillips, whose season aired in January 2004, detailed the abuse on an episode of Reality Steve’s podcast.

“Normally, I wouldn’t really talk about this, but I’m going to tell you because it’s bothered me for years,” she said. “I know another friend of mine who is currently working on the show felt the same experience that I did about getting roofied in a hot tub and kind of accosted.”

When asked if she was roofied by a producer, she responded, “By a masseuse that a producer hired to come into my room and give me a massage. She said, ‘I’m going to give you a pill.’ I just assumed it was an aspirin or something to loosen up my back or Tylenol or something and it definitely wasn’t that, that’s for sure.”

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She continued, “The last thing I remember is that she got naked and she was in the tub with me, rubbing my back, and rubbing areas that probably she shouldn’t have. Then I was put in bed and I woke up naked.”

She added that she was not under the influence of alcohol at the time of the alleged incident.

“When the pill kicked in, I couldn’t even move my body,” she said. “When I couldn’t move my body when she drew me a bath and got in with me naked, I couldn’t do anything. I couldn’t move my limbs. I probably was drooling. I don’t know what I was given.”

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“Most of the other crew didn’t know that this masseuse was coming in to give me a massage,” she said.

Phillips, who accepted suitor Ian McKee’s proposal before they split a year later, said that she never reported the incident because she “wanted to protect the franchise.”

When Radar told Higgins of the alleged sexual assault, he was shocked.

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“I got kicked off the first episode,” he told Radar. “The booze was flowing, but I never felt unsafe during my time on the show.”

Higgins didn’t recall seeing a masseuse on set.

This isn’t the first time the franchise has been hit with sexual assault allegations.

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In June 2017, the spinoff Bachelor in Paradise temporarily suspended production when a producer raised concerns over a booze-filled sexual encounter between contestants Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson.

Warner Bros investigated the incident and found no misconduct.

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Pregnant Kenya Moore Warns ‘Don’t Trust Too Soon’ One Year After Wedding

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Could Kenya Moore’s marriage already be over? Amid speculation that The Real Housewives of Atlanta star is faking her pregnancy, she cryptically tweeted that there could be trouble in paradise with husband Marc Daly.

Moore, 47, posted on Instagram, “Don’t love too soon. Don’t trust too fast. Don’t judge too soon. Don’t quit too early. Don’t expect too high. Don’t talk too much.”

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Moore married Daly in a secret ceremony last year. No one knew she had been dating someone until her wedding day.

When followers suspected trouble, she deleted the quote and replaced it with a selfie. Her engagement ring and wedding band were on full display in the photo, seemingly shutting down the rumors.

The rumored split comes after Moore has been accused of faking her pregnancy by fans.

When she posted a first photo of her bump during a date night with her husband, fans commented that she didn’t look pregnant.

“I thought you were pregnant? Oh I get it #TryingToStayRelevant,” one user wrote, while a second commented, “Where’s your baby bump?”

A third follower asked, “I thought she was pregnant. What happened?”

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Moore later deleted the photo.

She then posted a photo in a flowing white dress to promote her hair care line.

“Where’s this baby bump? You’re not even pregnant,” a follower slammed. The user then claimed, “Stop posting as if you’re going [thru] trimesters when in reality you just paying someone to have it for you.”

A second commenter wrote, “From the looks of it, you don’t look pregnant.”

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Radar reported in March that Moore announced her pregnancy while filming the RHOA reunion.

A source told Radar that her co-stars were skeptical about the news.

“Kenya didn’t look pregnant; all of the ladies have had kids and they totally didn’t believe her,” a source told Radar of the reunion, which aired in April. “No one really believes Kenya is pregnant and the producers think that she said she was pregnant in order to get signed up for the next season. This was a last-ditch effort to get a contract.”

On Instagram live in April, she shot down the fakery rumors.

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“No I don’t have a surrogate,” she said. “I’m a smart girl. I have been wanting a family of my own for a very long time.”
She added, “I know how freeze eggs and take certain supplements to increase my body’s chances of being a healthy environment and to produce fresh eggs,” she said. “This is a happy time for me and I’m not going to entertain nonsense.”

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Jana Kramer Says Anniversary Is ‘Triggering,’ May Not Have Sex After Cheating Scandal

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Jana Kramer celebrated her three-year wedding anniversary to her husband Mike Caussin, but the days leading up the milestone were hard on the country singer. On her podcast Whine Down, she expressed how their anniversary is a trigger for her after his devastating cheating scandal.

“Our anniversary is tomorrow, three years,” she said. “He has to work, but I planned a weekend day for us on Saturday. I’m really excited about that.”

But she added how the anniversary is “triggering,” and that she has to focus on “being present.”

When her co-host asked if they plan on being intimate, Kramer, 34, seemed unsure.

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“I hope so, but I feel like whenever I want to… if he isn’t… I get let down and then we get into a fight,” she confessed. “I’m like, ‘Why don’t you want to sleep with me? But you want to sleep with X, Y and Z? But sure I would love that.

She then explained how Caussin is having a hard time as well, as he “feels the pressure.”

“Why should there be pressure with intimacy?” Kramer asked. “Two people love each other, they should have sex and touch each other and kiss.”

As readers know, the couple married in May 2015. Seven months after the birth of their daughter Jolie, they announced their break because he was unfaithful. He later entered rehab.

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Now, Kramer has been sharing her struggles with her podcast listeners.

“I don’t want to go back through all the stuff and say everything you did. That’s hard for me. That’s triggering,” she said. “If we can say, ‘Yes, you cheated, yes these things happened, but this is how we’re working on things and fixing the problems, it’s not easy. It’s hard to go back and time and relive, but I want to be able to give back and help people.”

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Renee Graziano Is ‘Clean & Sober’ After Four Rehab Stints For Drugs & Depression

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Renee Graziano has entered rehab for substance abuse issues and depression over the years – and she’s finally in a healthy place. The former Mob Wives star revealed in an exclusive interview with RadarOnline.com that she’s clean and sober today.

“When I’ve gone to rehab, it’s been because I would get high to not feel, to suppress my feelings and get out of my own head,” Graziano, 48, told Radar. “It has never been about partying, it’s been more about trying not to feel all of the physical and emotional pain from the abuse I’ve suffered.”

She added that she’s “grateful” to be “clean and sober.”

“I take it one day at a time,” she said.

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Graziano previously told Radar in January 2017 that she had overdosed on Oxycontin.

“I was prescribed pain medication for a broken coccyx, they were giving me oxys (sic oxycontin) and sleep meds,” she said of the July 4, 2017 incident. “I didn’t eat and I wasn’t sleeping for days at that point and my body caved in. I had almost no potassium and that causes a heart attack. I collapsed. I had an overdose and my mom didn’t know what to do so they called the ambulance. They put me on an IV and a 72-hour hold.”

Graziano entered rehab for the fourth time on October 4th, 2017.

“I spent two weeks detoxing because after the first week my stomach blew up and they found a tumor,” she explained of the stint at Transitions Recovery Program in Miami. “This is what happens when you neglect your body and don’t pay attention.”

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Graziano has also entered rehab for depression. She has been open about her battle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. She is now an advocate for mental health.

“This cause is incredibly important to me because, as someone who struggles from mental health issues, I feel like there’s a lot of misinformation out there,” she told Radar. “Thirty years ago, I didn’t know what I was suffering from was depression. My family wasn’t big on medication, and back then, being diagnosed with any sort of mental health issue was really frowned upon.”

She added how she wants to educate others and erase the stigma.

“I hope to help show others that they’re not alone and there are many resources to help them,” she said.

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Graziano has also been reeling from the death of her beloved friend Angela “Big Ang” Raiola. The late Mob Wives star passed away from brain and lung cancer at the age of 55 in 2016.

“How does one ever cope with death?” she asked. “Ang was the kindest soul, and the funniest woman I knew. She is with us in spirit.”

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Does Becca Know? Bachelorette Frontrunner Garrett Yrigoyen’s Secret Marriage Exposed

Becca Kufrin is engaged after wrapping up filming for her season of The Bachelorette – but could she be someone’s second wife? RadarOnline.com can reveal exclusive details on contestant Garrett Yrigoyen’s divorce after only six months of marriage.

Court papers obtained from Nevada Judicial District Court reveal Yrigoyen and his then-wife Kayla filed a joint petition for divorce on March 23, 2016.

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“Petitioners allege and state they are incompatible in marriage,” the petition for divorce read. “They can no longer live together as husband and wife and there is no possibility of reconciliation.”

The divorce was finalized on March 25, 2016. They were married in California on September 19, 2015.

No spousal support or alimony was awarded to either party.

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Reality Steve was the first to report that Yrigoyen will be on season 14 of The Bachelorette. He is allegedly the show’s frontrunner.

Ok Here Is The Situation was the first to report on the divorce.

Arie Luyendyk Jr. proposed to Kurfin on The Bachelor. Weeks later, he dumped her and got back together with runner-up Lauren Burnham. They are now engaged.

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Kufrin, 28, revealed she is engaged herself!

“It was the happiest moment of my life,” she told People. “And it feels so good to say it. I still pinch myself, like, did that all just happen? It’s been a whirlwind.”

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Duggar Family Preventing Gay Activist Cousin’s Reality Show From Being Made

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Duggar cousin John Andrew Studdard was in talks to get his own reality show, but he’s suffering the consequences of speaking out against his famous family. RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal his family is preventing his show from being made after slamming Jill Duggar‘s husband Derick Dillard for his homophobic comments.

Studdard’s father and mother, who is Jim Bob Duggar‘s cousin, are refusing to take part in his reality TV show after he ripped Dillard for his controversial beliefs.

“The producers were hoping to do a show with his immediate family, but all of his immediate family declined,” a source told Radar. “They think it’s tacky that John Andrew spoke out about Derick’s beliefs and have warned him if he speaks out publicly again he will be cut off financially.”

Studdard, who is a gay rights activist, has been “begging” the producer to give him another chance without his family.

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“He wants to show his life with his friends and the volunteer work he’s passionate about,” the insider said. “He wants to build a platform to spread awareness for causes. He wants to build an empire bigger than his distant cousins.”

As for the comments towards Dillard, Studdard, 28, didn’t mean any ill will.

“He doesn’t think they’re bad people,” the insider said. “He spoke out against Derick because he wanted him to be considerate of others. His comments were very harsh. He doesn’t know him well enough to say he’s a bad person. He was so kind at his wedding to Jill.”

As Radar previously reported, Studdard slammed Dillard for making anti-gay comments about TLC stars Nate Berkus and his husband Jeremiah Brent in April.

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He fired from Counting On because of anti-transgender comments he made to I Am Jazz star Jazz Jennings over Twitter in November.

“Derick needs to keep his mouth shut,” Studdard, who was adopted into the family, said. “We don’t have to agree with someone’s life, but don’t speak out when you know you’re already disliked by half of America. As a public figure, he should stop being so harsh. I believe love is everywhere. Everyone should just be happy!”

Studdard also told Radar that producers reached out to him about having his own reality show.

“I have a unique storyline,” he said. “Being Asian adopted into an all-causation family living in the South.”

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He added that he would “carry a show way better” than his cousins because he’s open to all religions and sexual orientations.

“Every religion, gender, sexual orientation and race is important,” he said. “I’m somewhat conservative, but I know how to keep my opinions to myself!”

He added, “My show will be the real South, good style and a lot of colorful personalities. I could carry a show of my own with topics that could reach all audiences. I’m way more fun!”

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