Nick Peterson on Bachelor Pad Controversy: I Would've Shared the Money, But ...

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Monday's Bachelor Pad season finale caused a great deal of controversy, with viewers torn on whether Nick Peterson was right or wrong to keep the entire prize.

"It's been overwhelming with a lot of people voicing their opinions, both good and bad. There's been a lot of positive responses from most people," he says.

"But there are still some people that don't see my side."

Nick Peterson insists he never set out to hurt Rachel Trueheart, who he left high and dry after they triumphed. In fact, he planned to share the pot initially.

What changed his mind? Watching Bachelor Pad.

Nick Peterson and Rachel Trueheart

Nick tells E! that he and Rachel made a pact to share the money and bank $125,000 each, and he was serious. Then he saw the penultimate episode.

"Leading up to the finale, everything was fine. I told her we were absolutely sharing it and that was my intention all the way," the champion shared.

"Then in the last two episodes, which they showed us the night before the finale so we were able to talk about it on air, I saw some of the stuff she said."

"I was like, 'Wow, she's trash talking me!' Telling her friends I don't deserve to be there? She didn't want to be my partner, so I didn't owe her anything."

"I don't think it was a villainous move," he goes on. "My intentions were never to hurt Rachel. It was a game. I never lied all season, I never made an enemy."

"I stayed away, I kept friends with everyone. The goal was to win. It's no different than all the other moves everyone else was making all season."

Basically, no regrets from Nick, and however bad you feel for Rachel, she has herself to blame at least in part. What do you think of Nick's move? Vote:

 

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What drives me crazy about his statement and most of the people on nicks side. They keep saying she deserves it because she was gojng to leave him And go home,.. But she DIDNT!! That's the point! He only won because she stayed! Let's remember he made it to the end not because he didn't start drama but because everyone liked Rachel! She has a huge alliance that's why it managed to get to the end! If he would have been up there with any other girl the pad would of voted for Sarah and Chris. But they all loved Rachel. It's messed up and he is a loser. You can't make it to the end without ur partner so to take all the money when he promised they were splitting it. Karma comes around I'm sure some girl will scam him out of the money And then he will know what it feels to be screwed over!

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FIRST OF ALL PEOPLE SEEM TO BE CATCHING AMNESIA.....RACHEL WANTED TO LEAVE THE HOUSE KNOWING IT WOULD COST NICK THE GAME SHE DIDNT CARE IT WAS ALL ABOUT MICHAEL WHICH HE DIDNT EVEN WANT HER IN THE END...THE ONLY REASON SHE STAYED WAS BECAUSE OF JACQULYN HOWEVER YOU SPELL IT....NOT BECAUSE OF NICK SO WHY SHOULD HE SHARE ANYTHING WITH HER WHEN SHE DONT EVEN CONSIDER HIM AS A PARTNER AND WAS WILLING TO COST HIM THE GAME IF IT WASNT FOR ED AND JACQULYN!!!!! BEFORE JUDING HIM YOU NEED TO THINK ABOUT WHAT THE HELL RACHEL WAS ABOUT TO DO TO HIM AFTER MICHAEL LEFT NOT ONCE DID SHE EVER ACTED AS IF THEY WAS PARTNERS I DONT BLAME HIM I WOULDNT SHARE SHIT WITH HER PERIOD.....SHE CAN MISS ME WITH THE TEARS CAUSE SHE FORGOT SHE WAS PLAYING A GAME NOT LOOKING FOR LOVE!!!! "A GAME" REMEMBER THAT!!!#LOVE U NICK GREAT DECISION!!!!!

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I loved it !! way to go NICK I feel that was A bachelors Degree in Fine arts lol well served up. He was so crafty and she had the nerve to expressing how she felt towards the guy who lead her on .M,M,M, Karma is a bitch!! lmao !! And the way Nick was treated by everyone and they thought he was an odd ball.Well Nick I think you should feel odd going all the way towards the bank and oddly to say there was no split!!! lmao WAY TO GO NICK!! For that Bachelor degree in well educated on a Gold Digger //I LOVED IT!!

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That was the greatest thing alive. You, sir Nick, are my hero. It was one of the best moves I have ever seen, and you could see in the other contestant's eyes they were thinking, "Damn, I wish I could've done that." Just incredible.

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I think he is awesome. He did what every other contestent has ALWAYS wanted to do on this show! Let's be honest here.

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I watched the second to the last episode again and I don't know what Nick is talking about. Rachel did not trash talk him. He is a liar and a greedy one at that.