For someone who obviously wants to be in the national spotlight, Courtney Robertson has mostly kept a low profile since the season finale of The Bachelor in March. But that might be about to change.
The reviled model plans to write an "explosive tell-all" "in an effort to repair her tarnished reputation," In Touch reports.
"She felt like she was portrayed as the villain, so she wants to get her side of the story out there," an "insider" tells the mag.
She was "portrayed as the villain" because she was the villain. She constantly mean-girled the other contestants and totally played clueless Bachelor Ben Flajnik, so it's not like producers had to scramble to find footage to make her look bad. She gave them plenty to work with. So it looks like she wants to do some damage control to fool the public into thinking she's totally not a shallow, manipulative, narcissistic sociopath, despite the way she acted on national television. And she might also be planning a bit of revenge on Bachelor producers while she's at it, because she allegedly "plans to expose some of the show's biggest secrets!"
"From the late-night calls from producers telling her exactly how to act and respond, to calls from the production company to talk about her appearing on Bachelor Pad, Dancing With the Stars and The Bachelorette, Courtney wants everyone to know what really goes on behind the scenes of some of Hollywood's most beloved reality TV shows," In Touch's snitch says, in a quote that doesn't sound like a publishing company press release at all.
And the men in her life might not be safe, either: Although Courtney obviously plans to reveal "the truth about [her and Ben's] much-gossiped-about relationship," there's no word on whether she'll dish about her famous exes, including Dallas star Jesse Metcalfe and agent Jim Toth, who is currently married to Reese Witherspoon.
"She knows she may have to change names and facts for legal reasons, but she's ready to do it," the source tells In Touch.
Don't Bachelor/ette contestants have to sign pretty strict confidentiality agreements? Reality Steve has claimed in the past that they're threatened with a $5 million lawsuit if they violate the confidentiality clause. So if Courtney is actually planning on penning an "explosive tell-all," either she's made so much money from her modeling career that she doesn't care if she gets sued, or she has the green light to go ahead. And that doesn't seem likely, because although the show tried to do some damage control while The Bachelor was airing to make her look like less of an epic beeyotch, producers consider Ben's season to be a disaster and probably want to forget it ever happened, so they wouldn't want the most hated contestant in history coming back to haunt them when she does press for her new book. Plus, why would they want her to "expose some of the show's biggest secrets"? Courtney might have the idea she wants to do a tell-all to redeem her image, but who knows if it will actually happen.
What do you think? Is Courtney Robertson planning to write an "explosive tell-all"? Would you read it? Sound off in the comments!