‘The Bachelorette’ Villain Ordered to Pay for Breach of Contract

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A judge ruled against Hannah Brown’s former suitor and villain of The Bachelorette season 15.

Luke Parker, known to many in Bachelor Nation as “Luke P.,” must now pay damages to NZK Productions after a court found he made unauthorized media appearances in breach of his contract with the company. According to court documents obtained by Heavy, the production company behind the popular dating franchise finalized a contract with Parker in January 2019. The contract lasted through July 30, 2020, a year after the season’s final episode aired.

Parker Was Ordered to Pay NZK Productions $100,000

First reported by ET, NZK Productions petitioned for confirmation of the arbitration award in June.

The arbitration’s Final Award was dated May 15, 2020. The initial petition filed against Parker asserted he made “at least four appearances without [NZK Productions, Inc.’s] authorization and in contravention of [NZK Productions, Inc.’s] instructions” in September and October 2019.

During these appearances, the lawsuit claims Parker “disclosed Series Information and/or made negative remarks about the Series and its producers, in breach of the Confidentiality Provisions.”

NZK Productions was awarded $25,000 per offending event, to total $100,000. The company was also awarded attorney fees of $20,000.

The Motion for Order to confirm the Arbitration Award was granted on September 30. A Non-Appearance Case Review will be held on December 4.

Parker has yet to respond to a request for comment.

Parker & Brown Fought Over Sex Before Marriage on the Show

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I want you all to know why I went on this TV show and why I went back for @alabamahannah after she sent me home. I never wanted to go on the show to begin with, my sister in law @hleaparker22 signed me up and I kept an open mind. Going through the interview process I watched Colton’s season and a beautiful southern girl stood out to me during the intro videos. She told the cameras she respected Colton’s virginity and that it was super appealing to her that he was a virgin, and was the bachelor because sex was a big deal to her. I saw her Instagram and in her bio read “I love Jesus with my whole heart”, I was sold and if I was going on this TV show it was for her. I also noticed she told Colton how she wanted to be a wife of Noble character. I knew she was quoting Proverbs 31 which gave me the impression there is a way God could use this show… yes, even the “Bachelorette” as a way to bring him Glory. The first night I made her a Proverbs 31 bracelet then explained to her that I noticed what she said to Colton and I knew where it came from and how important my faith was to me. Shortly after that, I get the first impression rose. On my hometown date I brought Hannah to a bible study with my college church group, where I shared my story of how God transformed my life and gave me a desire to live my life for him in obedience, that included waiting until marriage for sex. Hannah on the date, stands up and tells the group her story of how she was convicted to live a life in pursuit of Jesus. She also told them that she wasn’t going to use the fantasy suites for sex but for conversation, no matter how @abcnetwork made it look. I had to go back and fight for her, I believed in my heart she was making the biggest mistake of her life based on what she was telling me, I wanted her to know that we could get through this and I was here for her. #thebachelorette

A post shared by Luke Joshua Parker (@luke_parker777) on Jul 22, 2019 at 3:21pm PDT

Many fans of the franchise will remember Parker for being a rather controversial figure during the season, in which he finished in the top four. He often clashed with other men in the house and, at times, even Brown.

Perhaps his most infamous moment was the dinner leading to his elimination before the fantasy suites.

During the conversation, Parker said, “I just want to make sure you’re not going to be sexually intimate with, you know, the other relationships here.” He told her he trusted her, but wanted to make sure they were on the same page, before saying, “If you told me you were having sex or you had sex with one or multiple of these guys, I’d be wanting to go home.”

After the ensuing argument about sex and religion, Brown said her now-famous line, “I f***** in a windmill,” while asserting, “Jesus still loves me.”

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