Though she's not on Bachelor in Paradise, former Bachelorette Andi Dorfman's presence has loomed over the whole season. Ever since Josh Murray came in and staked his claim on single mom Amanda Stanton, members of the beach house have been whispering about the damning quotes in Dorfman's book.
Things came to a head this week when twins Emily and Hayley Ferguson voluntarily left the show, and before they walked away, they tearfully told Amanda to "be careful" with Josh. Once Josh found out, he called the entire crowd to the beach and finally had it out with Nick Viall, who had told the twins (and Amanda, at one point) that he didn't trust Josh. But what does Andi's book, It's Not Okay: Turning Heartbreak Into Happily Never After, say about Josh? Well, it's not great. The Huffington Post published several statements from the book, which Josh calls "fiction." Here's a rundown of the claims.
- He was very quick to anger. In just one example, Andi says that Josh became furious after the lie detector date. If you recall, she had the men take lie detector tests, then she ripped up the results to prove her trust for them. Apparently he didn't appreciate the stunt, and he played the victim card with a "look of disgust and rage."
- He behaved like an "emotional abuser." Over the course of their relationship, Andi says that Josh manipulated situations to make her feel terrible. He made her out to be selfish, unappreciative, and miserable.
- He called her a whore. Nick famously called Andi out for sleeping with him then dumping him on TV, and Murray allegedly never let her forget it. He blamed her actions with Nick, whom he called "Number Twenty-Five," for something as small as not getting invited to a red carpet event.
- At one point, she even joked about Josh murdering her. In the midst of all this, Andi had a moment of clarity when she jokingly told her friend Nikki Ferrell (the one who "won" Juan Pablo's season) that if she turned up dead, Nikki should tell the cops that Josh did it.
When the Bachelor in Paradise cast first started talking about the book on an episode several weeks ago, Dorfman simply tweeted this:
I speak two languages ... English and Truth.
— Andi Dorfman (@AndiDorfman) August 9, 2016
Josh, on the other hand, has repeatedly defended himself on Twitter, saying "Enough is enough" and "I say what I mean and I mean what I say, sorry for being me."
Let's hope that the truth comes out soon enough, whatever it is.