If you have a history of watching “The Bachelor”, then you might recognize Colton Underwood. He was searching for love on Season 23 of “The Bachelor”. The reality show is known for eliminating contestants, until the final episode reveals ‘the final two’. However, Underwood never made it that far.
Although there were still two contestants left, he chased after Cassie Randolph — a contestant who had decided to eliminate herself from the show. Underwood jumped a fence to chase after her, and the two were a power couple for approximately two years.
Earlier this year, when Underwood announced his COVID-19 diagnosis, Randolph and her family were there to care for the former bachelor. According to Underwood, he was under quarantine in the Randolph family household, and Cassie would bring food, medicine, etc. to aid in Underwood’s recovery.
On May 29th, however, both Randolph and Underwood took to social media, to post about their breakup. While they didn’t go into specific details as to why they had broken up, their social media posts appeared amicable towards one another.
Randolph stated that she and Underwood would continue to remain in each other’s lives, and Underwood confirmed that by calling her his ‘friend’.
Unfortunately, the breakup may not have been as amicable as we had thought. On September 14th, TMZ broke the news that Randolph had been granted a restraining order against Underwood.
“A judge signed off on Cassie’s request for a temporary restraining order against Colton, requiring him to keep at least 100 yards from her, her home, her work and avoid any contact or threatening behavior.”, TMZ reports.
According to the California Courts website, although proof is not required to file a Civil Harassment Restraining Order, “it helps to have more proof of harassment than just your word”. The website also provides examples of proof to present in court, such as: witnesses, medical or police reports, damaged property, photos, written statements made from witnesses under oath, and threatening letters, e-mails or telephone messages.
Per TMZ, Randolph has included photos of what is believed to be a small, black, disk-like tracking device. She has admitted to receiving threatening text messages, along with reportedly being tracked by Underwood.
The public has had some mixed reactions: some fans have taken Randolph’s side, others have sided with Underwood, and the rest have decided to wait until both parties appear in court.
As for Underwood himself, he has not yet addressed any of these allegations.