The scorned bachelorettes from ABC's "The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love" returned to the show on Monday for "The Women Tell All" episode. The show was billed as a chance for the eliminated bachelorettes to talk to bachelor Jake Pavelka, but Monday's show mostly focused on "the scandal of the season." Rozlyn Papa, the woman at the heart of the scandal, returned to tell her story. Rozlyn was forced to leave the show after she was accused of having an affair with one of the show's producers during the season. Rozlyn denied anything inappropriate happened between her and the producer, who was fired.
Rozlyn confirmed that she first meet the producer when he came to her hometown of Richmond, Va. before filming began. She said she and the producer formed a friendship that continued when filming started in L.A. When host Chris Harrison asked her if anything inappropriate happened, Rozlyn said: "Absolutely not."
She said the producer let her use his phone to call her son when the show wouldn't allow her to call. She said an ABC employer told her she couldn't call because "a camera crew wasn't available."
Chris then questioned the other two contestants who were mothers. Ella said she talked to her son every day. Valisha said she spoke to her kids every other day. Rozlyn said her ex refused to sign a release that would have enabled her son to appear on the show. She speculated that was the reason she wasn't granted the same permissions as the other two moms.
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Chris asked the other bachelorettes to share what they saw happen between Rozlyn and the producer.
"We all saw you guys cuddling 24-7," Christina said.
Jessie said, "I saw you guys kissing on the stairs."
"On my child's life, that never happened," Rozlyn said. She asked Chris, if it was true, how was it possible that ABC didn't catch "the scandal of the season on film."
"We're not filming 24-7... There's a lot of downtime," said Chris.
When asked, Rozlyn said she and the producer have remained friends since he was fired. She confirmed that the producer and his father stopped by her hometown for a visit.
When Chris said he had been friends with the producer, Rozlyn said the producer told her that "was news to him." According to Rozlyn, the producer told her that Chris once "hit on" the producer's wife during a trip to New Zealand. Chris said "I clearly won't dignify that with a response... I hope you will become a better person from this."
Jake appeared on the show one hour and 40 minutes into its airing. He said one of the toughest moments was when Ali left. He kept hoping she'd jump out of the limo and run back. "You'll always have a friend no matter what," he told Ali.
When asked if there was someone he wished he'd gotten to know better, Jake named Christina. When he watched the show, he found Christina to be funny and "a beautiful soul." He was sorry that he didn't get to see that side of her.
This season's top two bachelorettes — Tenley, 25, from Oregon and Vienna, 23, from Florida — weren't on the episode. Tenley and Vienna will appear on next week's show when Jake gives his final rose — and possibly an engagement ring — to one of the women.
Ashleigh, who tripped into Jake's arms on the first episode of the season, confessed that she fell on purpose. When a clip of Ashleigh complaining that Vienna was "white trash" was shown, Ashleigh said "I wish I had never, ever said that."
When Chris Harrison asked the girls what it was about Vienna that was so bothersome, Ella blamed Vienna's age. "I think that on different levels she was very immature."
Clips were shown of Elizabeth tempting Jake to kiss her while insisting she wouldn't kiss him unless she was the last woman standing. Chris asked her why she was playing games. She said she didn't realize she was playing a game, but did admit that "watching it, it looked pretty stupid."
Chris then asked the women what they saw of Rozlyn's "relationship." Ashleigh said she saw cuddling and kissing on the forehead. Gia said Rozlyn wasn't sleeping in her room.
Chris asked Gia, who made it to the top three, to reflect on her adventure. "Being on 'The Bachelor' was probably the best experience of my life... I really learned how to express myself." She said with future dates she was going to speak up. She joked that she might turn out to be like fellow Bachelorette Michelle, who mentioned many times this season that she was really ready to get married and have babies. Like ready right now.
Up next was Michelle. "I feel that you can't fall in love with somebody throughout this process," she said. Ali was offended because she said she did fall in love with Jake. Ali accused Michelle of not attempting to become friends with the other women.
While Michelle said she didn't have any regrets and was glad she came on the show, she said not everything that aired was "100 percent true." When Chris asked the girls if they thought an accurate portrayal of Michelle was shown, Ashleigh and Elizabeth said yes.
Michelle had a parting thought for one bachelorette. "I don't need a therapist, Elizabeth." In previously aired footage, Elizabeth had said Michelle didn't need a husband, she needed a therapist.
When Chris asked Ali why she chose her job over Jake she said, "I was scared." She said her job was the safe choice. "If I could go back and do it differently, I probably would." When Chris asked Ali why she and Vienna had such an adversarial relationship, Ali said she learned from watching herself on the show that she was sometimes too blunt and even mean. She apologized to Vienna and told her if she was watching to "stay strong."
Here's a recap of what originally aired week two concerning Rozlyn:
On the show, Chris interrupted a cocktail party between bachelor Jake Pavelka and the bachelorettes. He took Rozlyn outside for a chat. He accused Rozlyn of entering into an inappropriate relationship with one of the staffers.
"I mean I don't think that my personal life's really anybody's business," Rozlyn said.
"This is something that we take incredibly serious... We feel that there was a line that was crossed with our staffer," Chris said.
"I'm not going to say anything. That puts me in a bad position," Rozlyn said.
"The bottom line is this: We feel, because of what's happened, it's impossible for you to continue on this show." Chris added, "We feel that you need to leave tonight."
"I don't think it was anything that was, um, deceitful or anything like that," Rozlyn said. She went back to the cocktail party and told a few of the other women that she was going home.
When interviewed on Entertainment Tonight before that episode of "The Bachelor" aired, Rozlyn said, "nothing happened... There's nothing romantic about it at all." The 28-year-old model said her biggest worry is what her 7-year-old son will think of her when he hears these "lies." She also feels bad that the producer was fired for nothing more than forming a friendship with her.
When Chris told Jake that Rozlyn was leaving, he responded, "I don't really know what to say. I'm just really disappointed."
"I wasn't really ready for a big bomb like that to be dropped... I didn't see this coming with her," Jake said.
Chris explained to the other 14 women that Rozlyn was sent home and that the show would continue.
Jake told the women "I feel kind of deceived... She looked in my eyes and told me she was here for me." He asked the other women if they would pull him aside and tell him if they didn't want to be on the show anymore. No one did.
Here's a recap of what has happened in previous weeks:
Eliminated from the show last week:
Gia, the 26-year-old swimsuit model from New York
Eliminated from the show week six:
Ali, 25, an account manager in San Francisco who's from Massachusetts chose to leave when her employer said she needed to come back to work. She called Jake and attempted to return the show in the episode that aired week seven, but Jake denied her request.
Eliminated from the show week five:
Corrie, 23, Kissimmee Fla. Corrie was eliminated after opening up to Jake about her desire to remain a virgin until she married.
Eliminated from the show during week four:
Ella: age 29, a hairstylist and single mom from Tennessee
Kathryn: 25, a flight attendant from Kentucky
Jesse: 25, Canada
Ashleigh: 25, Maryland
Eliminated during week three:
Michelle, the 25 year old from California, was asked to leave the show before the rose ceremony. "He just kicked me to the curb," she said.
Valisha, 32, said, "I came with a heart that was open... I'm used to things not going my way."
Elizabeth, the 29-year-old nanny from Nebraska, told Jake she wasn't going to kiss him unless she was the last woman left on the show. "I'm upset... I just feel like I have an idea of who he is and what kind of man he is and I felt like we were advancing as a couple."
Eliminated in the second week:
Rozlyn Papa: The 28-year-old model was asked to leave the show after being accused of having an "inappropriate relationship" with a producer on the show. The producer was fired. Rozlyn has denied that anything romantic or sexual happened.
Ashley: 29, a teacher from Pittsburgh. "Though it sucks that I'm going home, and that I didn't find my Prince Charming, I don't want to see him hurt again."
Christina: 25. "I'm disappointed because Jake is someone that I definitely could see myself marrying." She added that she knew "for a fact" that some remaining girls weren't on the show for the right reason.
The women who left the show on the first week:
Alexa: 25, Ohio. She's an adrenaline junkie who wore gloves to meet Jake. She told him he could ride her Harley if she could drive his plane. Not happening.
Elizabeth: 29, Washington D.C. She said the greatest loves of her life have all been pilots.
Channy: 29, California. She told Jake something in her native Cambodian. Translation? "You can land your plane on my landing strip any time." Jake's response? "Oh." Translation? "No."
Kimberly: 24, an NBA dancer from Oklahoma. She suggested they put their football wars aside. To show how serious she was, she said "Hook 'em 'horns."
Emily: 21, Ohio. She's a fitness model.
Tianna: 31. The Canadian medical technician said she told her girlfriends that she was going to marry Jake when he stepped out of the limo on last season's "The Bachelorette."
Caitlyn: age 24. She's a model from Illinois.
Kirsten: 25, Colorado. She wanted to slap Jillian when she let Jake go last season.
Stephanie: 24, a dance teacher from Illinios. She wanted Jake to save her the first dance of the night. He did.
Shelia: 25, a pilot from California. She gave her aviation sunglasses to Jake since they're both pilots.