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Tonight’s episode of The Bachelorette saw Tayshia Adams cut a cocktail party short after confronting the men about her integrity being questioned.
Last week, viewers saw contestant Noah Erb hop a fence at a group date he was not on and then win that group date rose. During his one-on-one time with Adams, Erb told her, “It’s kind of been implied that you gave me the rose to just shake things up.”
Erb did not provide names, so Adams decided to address the matter with all of the men. She told them, “I’m a grown woman and I can make decisions based off of what I want to do and if you’re going to be questioning me, like I’ll gladly walk you outside.”
The canceled cocktail party was the last opportunity for some of the contestants vying for her heart to speak with her before the Rose Ceremony. Despite it being the season’s seventh episode, it is only Adams’ second rose ceremony and third episode as lead. She joined mid-season after previous Bachelorette, Clare Crawley, exited early engaged to Dale Moss.
Adams Is Upset her Integrity Is Being Called Into Question
Adams’ “great night” turned sour after Erb shared his claims contestants were accusing her of drumming up drama over who received a rose.
During an in-the-moment interview, Adams said, “I have no need to have you in my life if you’re going to question my integrity when all I’ve been is nothing but vulnerable and honest with you. So, if that’s the way that you feel, I don’t need to waste my time on you anymore.”
After confronting the men, she confided in the franchise’s longtime host Chris Harrison that she was hurt by the accusations, calling it her “biggest fear.”
The Men Confront Erb Over the Accusations
After Adams confronted the men, they quickly turned on Erb. They posed a general question about the source of her anger and Erb explained his conversation with Adams.
Perhaps no one person was angrier than Bennett Jordan, who did not have the chance to speak with Adams. He told Erb nobody else had upset Adams, asking the other contestants who did not get to speak with her. Among them were Jordan Chapman and Joe Park who were both eliminated.
“Noah, can you imagine having an argument with a 14-year-old? That’s how I feel right now” Jordan said, to which Eazy Nwachukwu interjected, “Exactly.” Jordan continued, “There’s zero percent chance that you end up with Tayshia. Everyone here knows it, she will know it very soon, I’m sorry to be the one that tells you the truth.”
Nwachukwu told Erb, “If there’s an issue with anybody, just say it here bro.” Despite Erb’s claims he did try to bring it up to the other man, everyone rebutted those assertions.
“You ruined everyone’s night here,” added Ed Waisbrot. “You ruined Tayshia’s night for your own glory to say ah I’ve got a problem with these guys.”
The men still in the running to win Adams’ heart will continue their journey on Tuesdays at 8/7c on ABC.