Warner Bros. Investigating How Sex Offender Slipped Into ‘Bachelorette’ Cast
Lincoln Adim was convicted of groping a woman on a harbor cruise ship in 2016.
Warner Bros. denies having had any knowledge of Lincoln Adim’s criminal past when they cast him on The Bachelorette. In a new statement, the studio claimed Lincoln’s past charges did not come up when they ran a routine background check on the Becca Kufrin suitor.
“No one on The Bachelorette production had any knowledge about the incident or charges when Lincoln Adim was cast, and he himself denied ever having engaged in or having been charged with any sexual misconduct,” Warner Bros. said in a statement to Page Six.
“We employ a well-respected and highly experienced third party who has done thousands of background checks consistent with industry standards to do a nationwide background check in this case,” Warner Bros. said. “The report we received did not reference any incident or charge relating to the recent conviction — or any other charges relating to sexual misconduct. We are currently investigating why the report did not contain this information, which we will share when we have it.”
“The judge ordered him to stay away from the victim and attend three Alcoholics Anonymous meetings per week during those two years,” the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office said in a statement.
“If he complies with the judge’s orders, he will not have to serve out his term, but if he fails to comply with those orders or re-offends, he could be ordered to serve out the year behind bars. By law, he is expected to register as a sex offender,” the statement read.
This isn’t the first scandal among Becca’s suitors on this season of The Bachelorette. Garrett Yrigoyen, who got the first impression rose in the first episode, was caught liking “hurtful and offensive” images on Instagram. He later deleted his account and apologized for “any hurt, damage, or offense I may have caused.”
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