Top Stories

Lincoln Adim Latest News, Photos, and Videos

Chris Harrison Explains Why Bachelorette's Lincoln Was Not Brought Up During 'Men Tell All'

You may remember, one of the contestants on this season of The Bachelorette, Lincoln Adim, was convicted of assault and battery and was not at the Men Tell All that aired on Monday (July 30). Lincoln‘s crime did not occur during his time on The Bachelorette, but was discovered later.

Chris Harrison is defending the decision to not bring up what happened with Lincoln.

“First of all, Lincoln was not invited and not welcome here. What he did was illegal and against the law, so that is a very easy call. There was no chance he was coming here tonight, no chance I wanted to talk to him or hear his side, because there is no side. What he did was commit a crime,” Chris told Glamour. “That’s a very easy answer. As far as dealing with it, we wanted ["Men Tell All"] to remain about Becca, about the guys, and about this journey. And going there…this wasn’t the time or place. There really isn’t much to explain about Lincoln other than he lied, he deceived, he committed a crime, he’s not here, and he’s removed from the show and the franchise.

On the topic of one of the final two, Garrett Yrigoyen, and his offensive social media activity, Chris said, “Another thing I want to say is that people need to stop putting Lincoln and Garrett in the same sentence. That’s something that kind of pisses me off. What Garrett did is something you disagree with. That is different than what Lincoln did. Lincoln broke the law. That is a very, very different thing than liking something you don’t agree with on Instagram.”

'The Bachelorette' Producers Issue Statement After Contestant Lincoln Adim Convicted of Assault & Battery

The producers behind The Bachelorette are speaking out after contestant Lincoln Adim was convicted of assault and battery.

Lincoln, who is currently still on the show starring Becca Kufrin, was found guilty on the charges of indecent assault and battery on May 21 following an incident in May of 2016 when Lincoln groped and assaulted an adult female on a harbor cruise ship in New York.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of The Bachelorette

“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 been charged with any sexual misconduct. 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. The report we received did not reference any incident or charge relating to the recent conviction – or any other charges relating to sexual misconduct. We are currently investigating why the report did not contain this information,” the statement reads.

Click here to learn more about the conviction.

'Bachelorette' Contestant Lincoln Adim Convicted of Assault & Battery

One of The Bachelorette contestants vying for Becca Kufrin‘s heart has been convicted of assault after groping a woman on a cruise.

Contestant Lincoln Adim, who is currently still on the show, was found guilty on the charges of indecent assault and battery on May 21st.

According to People, the charges stem from an incident in May of 2016 when Lincoln groped and assaulted an adult female on a harbor cruise ship in New York.

Lincoln was sentenced to a year behind bars, with that term being suspended for a two-year probationary period.

“The judge ordered him to stay away from the victim and attend three Alcoholics Anonymous meetings per week during those two years,” Press Secretary of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office said.

He added, “If he complies with the judge’s orders, he will not have to serve out his term, but if he fails to comply with those orders or re-offends, he could be ordered to serve out the year behind bars. By law, he is expected to register as a sex offender.”