Justin "Rated R" Rego is standing by his claim that he did not have a girlfriend while taping this season of The Bachelorette.
"I was not in a relationship before I went on the show and I am still single now," Rego writes on his Facebook page, adding, "I feel betrayed, manipulated and unfairly lied to by the producers ... wanting this scandal created at the expense of my character."
Most viewers knew this week's The Bachelorette would reveal contestant Justin had a girlfriend. But host Chris Harrison says the real drama was not who the two-timer was cheating, but how Ali would react to it. Even the harshest critics who assail the show's authenticity have to admit, as Harrison puts it, that they "couldn't have signed, sealed and delivered more evidence." Plus: Harrison shares details on next week's reunion between The Bachelor's newly split couple Jake and Vienna.
TVGuide.com: What were you thinking as you broke the news of Justin's secret girlfriend to Ali?
Chris Harrison: Ali always had her reservations about Justin, so I knew ...
Week 3 of The Bachelorette reached new heights (and lengths) with Ali and her date Roberto walking a tightrope 20 stories high and Justin walking, on crutches, from the guys' mansion to Ali's quarters just to get alone time. So why are the guys hating on Justin, and why did Ali keep Jonathan the "Weatherman" despite their awkward kiss and his tears, yet choose to let go of Hunter? Host Chris Harrison weighs in.
TVGuide.com: Why did Ali give Weatherman a rose?
Chris Harrison: I don't know, I think it might be one of those things, and putting myself in the place of women...
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The women on The Bachelor get a bad rap for their fighting, but this week's The Bachelorette proved that guys can be just as catty. Chris Harrison, who can be seen hosting Friday's 2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee at 8/7c on ABC, explains to TVGuide.com that although Jonathan the weatherman got picked on, he's not a fan favorite, either. He also tells us why Ali is so gaga for Roberto.
TVGuide.com: What was up with Craig M. vs. the weatherman?
Chris Harrison: As much as I think we all felt a little sorry for Jonathan, he's not the fan favorite, either. You didn't see the guys exactly stand up and say...