No (Potential) Roses for You!
Each contestant must undergo an extensive medical exam prior to being cast, Kaufman explains. Fleiss' ex-assistant says any STD would be a disqualifier, with many potential stars being rejected because they had Herpes.
Define "Crazy" Please...
Are they psychological tests? Yes. But Michael Carroll, a former producer, said it was fine if contestants "barely" passed. It was almost celebrated. He tells Kaufman the possibility of someone being "unhinged" or "f-cking nuts" was "amazing."
Bribery in Action
Producers were offered cash rewards if they could get contestants to do something over-the-top. For example, $100 was given each time a woman cried on camera. Money was also given out for make-out sessions and for someone puking on camera.
Let's Chat... NOW!
Producers would basically force (or strongly suggest) that contestants took part in "Girl Chats." This is when crew members would prod them for an opinion on The Bachelor's current date or on whether they were surprised some other woman was given a rose.
Let's Talk About Sex!
Kaufman writes that the fantasy suite dates do NOT take place on consecutive nights, but they do take place during the same week of each other. Yes, sex often goes down, despite some women having found it "creepy" over the years that The Bachelor had recently been with another woman. "You just have to say, 'Look, this is just the way the show works,. It's not his fault," a former producer explains. "'Are you feeling it... because now's your chance.'"
Forced to Pay Up
Two lawsuits have been filed over the years against the show. In 2005, for example, employees got together and complained legally that they had not been paid overtime wages. Eventually, it was settled, with $1.1 million paid out to over two dozen plaintiffs.