Leo Dottavio just arrived in Paradise and is having no problem finding female admirers, but back in the real world former Bachelor alumni Bekah Martinez is blasting him for alleged sexual harassment!
Martinez claimed some women reached out to her claiming Dottavio made unwanted sexual advances and sent them unsolicited photos of his genitalia.
The messages are saved in the “Highlights” folder of her Instagram Memories.
Martinez claimed this was after some women sent her a screenshot of an old Instagram photo where Dottavio commented, “You need my big d—.”
In Leo’s defense, It’s really difficult to judge without having proper context. But Leo did defend himself against the allegations on Instagram saying:
“There have been some recent stories about me that have garnered attention and I want to address them,”
“I want to start by saying no one has ever accused me of sexual harassment. No one has ever come to me in any way and told me I made them feel uncomfortable,” he said. “However, I am not a perfect person nor have I ever claimed to be.”
“Did I do things in college that I would be embarrassed about now? Absolutely. Was I a part of my culture, the times, movies? Yes.”
“It’s important for women to speak out if they felt uncomfortable or harassed. I support that,” he continued. “If there was anyone I made feel uncomfortable why not come to me? I would love an opportunity to right my wrongs and speak to any woman that wants to tell me how and when I made them feel uncomfortable.”
“I want to take this an an opportunity to better myself and the treatment of women in my life,” he concluded.
Leo is currently pursuing Kendall Long on Bachelor in Paradise.