The Bachelorette reunion that aired tonight was missing two of the girls from the show. Meredith Phillips and Jen Schefft Waterman were not there. Chris Harrison made it sound like she couldn’t be there, but Meredith tells another story.
Chris Harrison’s version
Harrison shared that Jen and Meredith just couldn’t be there. The thing is there is a bit more to the story it sounds like. Chris said, “Unfortunately Jen and Meredith couldn’t be there because we had to settle on a date. At the end of the day, we had to shoot this thing. So, we just picked a day where we could get as many as we possibly could, but unfortunately schedules, vacations, was one of them, just couldn’t be changed. And we just had to pull the trigger and do this thing.”
It sounds like ABC did ask these girls to join the show, but they just couldn’t make it. Now, Meredith Phillips tells another story. Because of her story, the truth is a bit fuzzy.
Meredith Phillips’ version of The Bachelorette reunion story
Meredith Phillips is telling her side about what happened. Reality Steve was able to talk to her and he shared details on Twitter. Here is what he had to say about it.
NOTE: I don’t know why Jen Schefft Waterman isn’t there but I asked Meredith Phillips if she was ever contacted to be a part of this. This is what she texted back: “No, I was never contacted or spoke to anyone. I didn’t even know the show was happening.” Just so you know.
— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) May 7, 2019
Nothing is being said about why she wasn’t asked. One year ago, ET shared that Meredith Phillips said that she was allegedly sexually assaulted while filming The Bachelorette. You have to wonder if this has something to do with her not being asked back if that is what went down. Meredith said that she was roofied by a masseuse that was hired by a producer. They came into her bedroom to give her a massage. Below is part of what she had to say about it.
“Well, besides being always really tired and some of the producers were, how do I say this, helpful but not helpful. In terms of trying to make me relax. Normally, I wouldn’t really talk about this, but I’m going to tell you because it’s bothered me for years.”
For now, fans are going to have to wonder if this is part of the reason that she wasn’t asked. It was a female that allegedly assaulted her after giving her a pill that she just simply assumed was aspirin. Because she trusted someone production sent in, she took that pill.
Who do you believe about why Meredith Phillips wasn’t at the show? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. Don’t miss new episodes of The Bachelorette starting next Monday on ABC.