But now it has been revealed that Adim was convicted of indecent assault and battery on May 21 from an incident that occurred on a harbor cruise ship early on May 30, 2016.
Adim was ordered to stay away from the assault victim and attend three Alcoholics Anonymous meetings per week during a two-year probationary period. If Admin, 26, follows the terms of the sentencing, he will not have to serve time, "but if he fails to comply with those orders or re-offends, he could be ordered to serve out the year behind bars".
It's not clear if Adim is a registered sex offender, although a blanket statement on Boston-based attorney Stephen Neyman's website says that he may have to register.
"No one on The Bachelorette production had any knowledge about the incident or charges when Lincoln Adim was cast, and he himself denied ever having engaged in or having been charged with any sexual misconduct", the studio behind the hit reality series said in a statement on Thursday. "We employ a well-respected and highly experienced third party who has done thousands of background checks consistent with industry standards to do a nationwide background check in this case". ABC and Warner Bros., which produces the show, had no comment.
"We are now investigating why the report did not contain this information".
It took me exactly 1 hour to do the proper research and contact the proper authorities to find this information.
Questions about the reality show's vetting process came to light last month when suitor Garrett Yrigoyen, who received the "first impression rose" from Bachelorette Becca Kufrin in this season's premiere, apologized for having "liked" offensive memes on Instagram seemingly before he became a public figure.
Seriously, the franchise should hire this woman as their new background checker!