More dark secrets are coming to light just before “The Bachelorette” 2012 airs on ABC next Monday. Another contestant has been exposed for having a criminal past. Last week contestant Joe Gendreau was reported to have a record. The 25-year-old Florida native was found guilty of a misdemeanor that took place in September 2008. He was arrested for driving under the influence. That same year he also ran a red light. In 2005 Gendreau was charged for urinating in public. So, who else has something from their not so upstanding past?
Doug Clerget was booked December 10, 2000 for assaulting his baby mama with a gun. Star magazine obtained the police report. The heated exchange between Doug and his girlfriend “got physical when he pushed her and held her against the wall.” That’s apparently when Clerget went for a shotgun, stormed into the backyard, and began firing at the ground. His now ex-girlfriend called cops at the time, believing he committed suicide. He allegedly “physically abused” the woman’s daughter “in the past.”
Early last month a spoiler for “The Bachelorette” 2012 was published that Doug abruptly left his hotel while dates were taking place in the Czech Republic. Details were scarce, but a source claims he wasn’t willing to make a move on Emily after she asked. With this latest development of learning more about contestants on “The Bachelorette,” it’s a mystery as to whether Emily discovered the truth about his background while on the show. Did she find out from him personally during a one-on-one date if that’s so or was she alerted to it from someone else? When dirt comes out on anything for “The Bachelorette” — or “The Bachelor” — it tends to answer a lot of questions. If Emily hears any man was even rumored to hurt another woman’s child, it’s a no-brainer she’d let him go.
Even for Emily Maynard’s season, a patterned formula still exists for the reality franchise. There’s almost always at least one or two contestants with a police record.
“The Bachelorette” 2012 premieres Monday, May 14th at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT on ABC.