Even though the ratings for “Bachelor Pad” are at this point pretty much abysmal, that has not stopped some major drama from cropping up in the ongoing battle between show executive producer Mike Fleiss and famed spoiler Reality Steve.
Here’s some information to set up what happened Tuesday. As a part of a recent lawsuit involving Steve (whose real name is Steve Carbone) trying to trade information about a season for cash from a contestant on Ben Flajnik’s season, he was not supposed to be in contact with any former or current contestants in regards to getting information about what happened. Unfortunately for him, one of them came clean about their communication in regards to the third season of “Bachelor Pad” — Erica Rose. In a rather lengthy rant on his website (which is far too cumbersome to post here), Steve basically rips Erica a new one for turning over text messages between the two that he claims were taken out of context, and he also says that he had a lengthy friendship with her that extended beyond just the show.
As a result of this contract breach (which is strange that he would even be so trusting at this point), Carbone has been forced to pay a fine and remove all of the spoilers for this season — for now. He still plans to post the winner of the season, and also spoilers for future installments of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.” We’ll let him close this off with a final parting shot:
“I’m fine with taking the spoilers down, I wish I didn’t have to pay the fine, but, that’s the price I paid for trusting a phony, shallow, self-centered, insecure person like Erica Rose.”
As for Erica, she wrote the following message in response to Steve’s diatribe:
“So in response to the whole @realitysteve drama. I was just doing what I needed to do to protect myseld legally. I wish that it did not have to happen because we were friends. It is unfortunate that we couldn’t keep our friendship and him seeking information separate.”
Ultimately, we do think that Steve is probably fighting a losing battle here as a writer with limited funds against a gigantic corporation — and while we don’t know if ABC had so much of a problem with it back when the spoilers were contained on this site, they surely don’t like them being all over the internet.
Do you think Steve should just stop spoiling the show, or keep fighting what he believes to be the good fight? To check out our review of Monday night’s episode, be sure to visit the link here.