A current contestant on ‘The Bachelorette’ was recently convicted of assault — and fans are wondering how he made it onto the show
Season 14 “Bachelorette” contestant Lincoln Adim was arrested for indecent assault and battery two years ago.
Many are wondering how this arrest didn’t come up during a background check.
Adim is still in the running on the show.
Fans of “The Bachelorette” were shocked when several outlets reported Wednesday that current “Bachelorette” contestant Lincoln Adim was convicted of indecent assault and battery. Adim was arrested on charges of groping and assaulting a woman back in May of 2016 on a harbor cruise ship in Boston, Massachusetts.
On May 21, Adim was convicted and sentenced to two years of probation, ordered to stay away from the victim, and attend three AA meetings per week.
According to a statement from the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office in Massachusetts obtained by E! News, if he does not comply with his probation, “he could be ordered to serve out the year behind bars.”
He is also expected to register as a sex offender, according to E! News. It is unclear if he has registered as of yet.
While this news broke, Adim’s appearance is still airing on the current season of “The Bachelorette.”
As of the latest episode that aired on June 11, 2018, Adim is still one of the 17 men in the running for Kufrin’s heart. Of course, these episodes were filmed before Adim was sentenced.
Adim and Kufrin were actually introduced before the season began during the “After The Final Rose” episode in March 2018. At the time, Adim emerged as a fan favorite by calling Arie “a wanker” and applauded Kufrin for how she handled herself during that disastrous and heartbreaking season finale.
Many are wondering how Adim’s past arrest slipped through the show’s background checks.
The timeline is as follows: He was arrested in May 2016, he filmed the show from March to mid-May …read more
Source:: Business Insider