Becca Kurfin claims she fell in love with two men on her current season of The Bachelorette.
But that predicament is nothing compared to the one producers of this show now find themselves in after word spread on Wednesday of Lincoln Adim's past run-in with the law.
Lincoln is a suitor on Season 14 and, as of this past Monday's episode, is still in the running for Becca's heart.
You'll need to visit our section of The Bachelorette spoilers in order to learn just how far he advances in the weeks ahead - but you only need to scroll down a little bit in order to learn the trouble Lincoln has gotten into.
In May of 2016, Adim sexually accosted a woman on board a cruise ship.
We don't even need to use the word allegedly in this case because he was actually convicted of this illegal action two years later, just a few days before The Bachelorette premiered.
Press Secretary Jake Wark of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office has said that Lincoln has to register as a sex offender for his behavior, while stating the following in regard to his conviction:
The judge ordered him to stay away from the victim and attend three Alcoholics Anonymous meetings per week during those two years.
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.
This was and is clearly a pretty big deal.
So the natural next question to ask is this:
How the heck did Lincoln get approved for the show?!?
How were producers unaware of his assault charge and subsequent conviction?
Simple, they now say in response:
Because Lincoln is a liar!
In a statement released by the press in response to this new Bachelorette scandal, the studio behind the ABC reality series says the following:
“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.”
Well... yeah, right? No d'uh!
Of course Lincoln would deny this.
Why didn't the team behind The Bachelorette use all the resources at their disposal to find the truth themselves?
Continues this production company statement:
“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.
The statement concludes:
“We are currently investigating why the report did not contain this information, which we will share when we have it.”
Fair enough. We'll be curious to read it.
Now, about Garrett Yrigoyen...