Wes Hayden Throws The Bachelorette Under the Bus

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They say ... love, it don't come eaaaaaaaasy. They also say there are two sides to every story, and The Bachelorette's Wes Hayden wants to make his known.

The Austin, Tex., singer's eight-episode stint on the ABC show came to an end Monday after all kinds of controversy over whether he just went on the show to promote his music, and/or whether he had/has a girlfriend back home.

He's been called every name in the book, and that's fine by him. But Wes Hayden says it's all bogus, and he is simply a victim of deceptive, false editing.

In an interview on an Austin radio station, he addressed the #1 rumor that has plagued the alleged singer but also his alleged girlfriend, Laurel Kagay.

"I had a girlfriend last summer. She's still a very good friend of mine. Every now and then we'll go out and do lunch or something like that. I mean, I did some work for her mom, I'm good friends with her family," Wes Hayden said.

"I just called [The Bachelorette producers] two weeks ago, and was like, 'Look. I don't care what y'all do to me. You can say I'm the worst guy in the world and I'm here for publicity, that I've got a girlfriend. But don't mention anybody's name."

"As soon as you mention her name, people in Austin are going to know her, because we dated for a long time. Sure enough, they mentioned her name the very next day."

And that's just the tip of the iceberg, according to Wes Hayden.

As for his nasty statement after being booted by Jillian Harris, in which he boasted, "I'm the only guy in The Bachelorette history who's made it to the top four with a girlfriend," Wes says his limo comments were completely butchered.

"They don't play what I say after that. I said, 'Only guy in Bachelorette history to make it to the top four with a girlfriend. Get real, dude. If I had a girlfriend, I'd be home with her right now, and I wouldn't be putting up with this $h!t.'"

"They did stuff like that all the way through. They take whatever they want and just play what they want. It's not rocket science. I promise. I do have a career. I've been a musician 14 years. I would not go on national TV and sink myself."

Wes does note that "there had to be drama, there had to be ratings" and that The Bachelorette chose him for it, otherwise "the show would have been boring."

But he has a word of advice for people considering going on reality TV.

"I think everybody needs to remember that this is a TV show, and it's here for ratings. If anybody wants to go on any kind of reality show they really need to consider what could happen to them, and think about it long and hard."

"If you do go on, don't say a whole lot, because they can pretty much do whatever they want. Basically when you sign up for a show like this you pretty much relinquish every right that you have," Wes Hayden lamented.

Love him or hate him, he did make Jillian Harris' journey a lot more fun to watch. Click to enlarge some of Wes Hayden's greatest hits ...

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I am so discusted how Wes lied to Jillians face bluntly telling her that he does not have a girlfriend, then getting in the car after she didnt give him a rose and THEN saying ïm the first to get up to the last four with a girlfriend"- (well, something along those lines.) You ought to be ashamed Mr Wesmond.
P.S-Hope you dont make it in the music industry. You dont deserve to.

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referring to "Still Don't Like Wes" comment...
of course he has no legal rights to go after ABC for abusing his character...
he signed all of his rights away when he started the show....
all of the contestants do.....the producers know what they are doing, that's for sure

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The show is completely staged and edited...
check out http://realitysteve.com/podcas...
and make up your own minds!! It definitely makes sense how everything he said on the show was taken OUT of context!

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Close Friend Admits It Was A Premeditated Stunt Aug 4th, A posting by Wes on his myspace page by a real close friend, gloating she and Wes’s sister knew about Wes's Stunt before the world figured it out. http://www.myspace.com/weshayd...
Posting Date: Aug. 4th, 2009 (11:42 am)
Close Friend: Lacy Jean Grayless
QUOTE: "I have a mutual friend of your sister's so I knew all about your stunt long before the world did. LOL" P.S. This is UNEDITED and approved and posted by Wes!

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95% of people hate you, 5% like you. Seems like it would be easier and faster to win over more fans, if you just apologized on your website. 500,000 vs 25,000 You might be able to fool ABC, but 475,000 fans can't be wrong.

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if you believe Wes you are pretty stupid.

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If the show really ripped apart his comments, made him look like the biggest a**hole walking the earth, and pretty much destroyed his career, then doesn't he have some sort of legal course of action against ABC??? Seems to me, he should & would if what he is saying is really true. Wouldn't be difficult to prove with all the footage...

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Even after listening to the Reality Steve interview, I still think he is dishonest and said some really horrible things. The comment about "having lots of sex" was "You know, we are guys. I was just joking." or "They put a bunch of alcohol in you. That is what they did to _______(the guy that hated Juan, can't remember his name), and he said some really bad things, but that is not who he is." Did they force the alcohol on you? Wes, everyone is still responsible for what he or she says, and you said some pretty horrific things. You had Reality Steve rapped around your little deceptive finger (Yeah, you know guys who haven't had sex for all those weeks. Hahahah. Disgusting), and I think you are the one who needs help, not Jake. Please don't brag about being a Christian either.

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the big problem is that Jillian is such a bore. and probably not very bright. Did she ever have an English teacher, one who taught grammar?? i cringe for her. Bad choice of Bachelorette.

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To C: Good comment. Point taken. I actually stumbled upon this site when I typed in "Wes Hayden" on my browser...just trying to find some information on him. I read so many negative comments about him that I let it get to me. My bad. I'll bow out now and let you ladies have fun with the rest of the season.

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