A lot for ABC‘s new present The Proposal…
The fact TV present — which follows The Bachelorette and was beginning to attract some intrigue primarily based on its distinctive premise — is now canceling its second-ever episode after severe sexual assault allegations have come to mild in opposition to one of many present’s contributors.
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Michael J. Friday, who seems on the present, was accused this week of facilitating date rape by a Milwaukee, Wisconsin lady named Erica Denae Meshke.
Meshke shared her allegations in a public Fb submit on Thursday afternoon, initially refusing to call which contestant was accountable, although she later confirmed Friday’s id with a screenshot of his Instagram account within the submit’s feedback part.
Within the public Fb submit, Meshke shares intimately the occasions that led as much as her alleged sexual assault, in addition to Friday’s alleged culpability, together with this passage (beneath):
“After protecting this buried for practically eight months, and seeing this man proceed to succeed and never be held accountable for his actions, I’ve had sufficient. I’ve misplaced sleep, relationships, self worth [sic], belief and numerous different issues due to that evening. And I am performed protecting it quiet.”
In accordance with Meshke, she matched with Friday on Tinder in early November, they usually communicated to arrange a date to fulfill in a public place — which ended up being the foyer/leisure room at an condo advanced.
When Meshke arrived, Friday was there with two older males of their 50s, who he referred to as “associates.”
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Friday then left Meshke alone with the 2 older males, who allegedly poured her a spiked drink (beneath) after which allegedly assaulted her for practically 5 hours:
“They poured me a drink, after which I used to be left alone with the 2 older males. The unique man by no means got here again, regardless of me calling and texting. I used to be informed by his associates that he can be again quickly. So whereas I waited, I accepted one other drink, which I do know now was spiked. I used to be threatened afterwards, and informed that he was very ‘highly effective’ and would ‘discover me’ if I informed anybody what he did.”
Unreal — and so horrifying.
Friday has but to make a public remark concerning the allegations; his Instagram web page was unavailable on Friday morning, and seems to have been taken down in some unspecified time in the future over evening.
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For ABC’s half, they instantly pulled the second episode of the present — the one by which Friday seems — as soon as the allegations got here to mild yesterday night.
The community launched a press release to the media concerning the incident, as effectively (beneath), confirming that Friday was eradicated within the first spherical of the present:
“An allegation has been made in opposition to a contestant on subsequent week’s episode of The Proposal. Whereas the accusation was not associated to the contestant’s look on this system, we take it very significantly. ABC and the producers of The Proposal are pulling the episode whereas this matter is underneath evaluate.”
That is nice and all… however that is now the second high-profile occasion IN JUST ONE WEEK the place a actuality TV contestant on ABC has been improperly vetted amid some fairly severe authorized troubles.
Determine it out, ABC!
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