Former "Bachelorette" star Meredith Phillips claims she was drugged and sexually assaulted by a masseuse during the filming of her season of the ABC reality series.
After appearing as a contestant on Bob Guiney's season of "The Bachelor" in 2003, Meredith went on to become the second-ever "Bachelorette" in 2004.
During an interview with Bachelor Nation blogger Reality Steve, Meredith claimed a producer hired a female masseuse to give her a massage during filming. The woman allegedly gave her a pill that she thought was Tylenol. "Evidently that was not the case".
Meredith explained, "I couldn't move my body. When she drew me a bath and got in with me naked, I couldn't do anything."Phillips alleged the masseuse was hired by a producer on the show while they were on location in Los Angeles."
She said, "The last thing I remember is she got naked and she was in the tub with me rubbing my back and rubbing areas that probably she shouldn't have. Then I was put in bed. I woke up naked. Don't remember a lot. I wasn't even drinking." (Philips has previously spoken out about a battle with alcoholism.)
ABC and franchise producers Warner Bros. Television has not comment on Phillips' claim.