Lincoln Adim, a contestant on ABC’s The Bachelorette, found himself in trouble with the police when they arrested him on charges of indecent assault and battery for an incident in 2016. According to reports from Us Weekly, Adim has to register as a sex offender in the attorney’s office in Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
The judge presiding over the case ordered Adim to stay away from the complainant in the case, the person whom he assaulted on a cruise ship in Boston two years ago.
Reportedly, the court and jury sentenced him to one year in prison, but he ended up getting just a two-year probationary period. And during that same time frame, he must attend three AA meetings a week.
The 26-year-old man, whom producers selected to be one of the twenty-eight men competing for the heart of Becca Kufrin on The Bachelorette, works as an account sales executive in Los Angeles.
According to the show’s website, Boston is his hometown. And The Bachelorette just wrapped up its 14th season last month. On the 12th episode, Adim was one of the seventeen contestants who remained on the series.
Unfortunately, the court found him guilty on the 21st of May, just one week before the season premiered. Furthermore, Warner Brothers Studios claims he lied about dealing with sexual misconduct allegations.
Representatives speaking on their behalf explained that no one on the production team knew he was guilty of such crimes and he never disclosed the allegations, and the third party investigating them didn’t discover them either; possibly due to the fact that he hadn’t been convicted yet.
According to the statement for Warner Brothers, they usually hire a third-party group to conduct background checks on all of their potential contestants. As you may know, The Bachelor franchise has dealt with sexual misconduct charges before.
Last summer, Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson were the subjects of a lot of media speculation and rumor after reports surfaced accusing DeMario of taking advantage of her in a pool. However, video evidence later exonerated him.