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'Megan' Producers: If We Knew Then...

8/20/2009 7:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

We've just received the following statement from the production company behind "Megan Wants a Millionaire" -- the now postponed VH1 reality show Ryan Jenkins was a part of.

"51Minds was not aware of Ryan Jenkins' record when it cast him on "Megan Wants a Millionaire." Obviously, if the company had been given a full picture of his background, he would never have been allowed on the show.

The company did have in place what it thought was a thorough vetting process that involved complete background checks by an outside company for all contestants on its shows. Clearly, the process did not work properly in this case.
"

Jenkins was convicted for assaulting a girlfriend in 2005.

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Sad sad    

I wonder how the cast members are doing right now. Finding out they lived in the same room with a murderer? That would haunt me to no end.

1803 days ago
17.

Toenail    

See thats what happens when you give the wrong type of people money.They feel they can do whatever they want.What makes it even worse the viewing public and the media are going to make something positive out of this tragedy.
Of course ratings on Vh1 are going to soar,there only going to put off showing it for a little while.Megan probably already got paid or it's in the works.Whats wrong with this world? You got possible killers on shows with people that tell you they dont want to do anything for a living but use other people and their money.
And of course then some company puts all these people together,pay camera persons,rent out houses,cars,pay for activites,staff,food it's a crock of you know what.
I go to school to learn how to be a good chef take care of my family walk through the desert to pick my kids up from school every day,help all that I can with what little I have,can not find a job in the Antelope Valley to save my life and I can't get 5,000 dollars to pay off traffic tickets so I can drive again,so I can go to the grocery store without paying a taxi money I don't have.
Go look for a job outside of walmart,but criminals and freeloaders can have it there way.
The way I see it this man is not the only murderer here,it is certain people with more power and money than they should have that kills the sprirted good guy like myself.It is society that makes very evil acts such as murder ohh so popular.Thats what people really want to see not someone like me get help.
Makes me sick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1803 days ago
18.

Ben Bentley    

Old news! Get with it TMZ! lol!

1803 days ago
19.

S. Belle    

I read somewhere online that they have found video of Ryan & Jasmine checking into a hotel in San Diego, but only Ryan checking out with a few suitcases....hmmm

I can't believe this guy got away, but then no one ever said anything about him owning a boat, so he probably wasn't looked at twice pulling that behind him as it would have blocked the license plate on his SUV.

I hope his parents have the gumption to turn their son in & not treat him the way the Anthony's in Florida have supported their daughter Casey at the expense of their grand- daughter's life...People have got to be made to suffer the consequences!

1803 days ago
20.

too sad    

THIS STUPID MEGAN HAS BEEN ON EVERY "" REALITY " MONEY FAME WHORING
SHOW ON TV .
SHE IS NOTHING MORE THAN A GROUPIE PROSTITUTE.
WHO WOULD WANT TO WATCH THIS CRAP LET ALONE DATE HER AND GIVE HER MORE MONEY .
I DONT UNDERSTAND .
WHY WOULD A MILLIONARIRE WANT TO BE ASSCOCIATED WITH HER ?
I GOT MAD AT ALL THIS . GRRRRR

1803 days ago
21.

too sad    

who would seriously want to win that bitch meaghan ?


1803 days ago
22.

JP    

"Cleary the process did not work properly in this case." Well THAT's the understatement of the year. Geez, one of their contestants had a prior record and then went on to commit murder and that's the best they can come up with? Heads ought to roll big time at the production company responsible for this show. Nice try at passing the buck though. Nobody's buying it, but nice try.

1803 days ago
23.

Somebody , shoot it! Quick!    

#'s 10 and 11,charmschoolfan and mswings,you both said it best.

1803 days ago
24.

dee    

Companies who say they do background chccks often don't. They think just saying they do will scare the bad ones away. I was once matched by a dating service with a local man who claimed they did all these different background searches on their applicants. Fortunately, I never got past the email stage. He had no personal info on me. He kept saying he had a "checkered past". I finally called him on it. He was a heroin addict who and been in and out of prison for years on drug, burglary and armed robbery charges. I also know of home health agencies who send people to care for the elderly in their homes and they nevdr did a background check they advertise

1803 days ago
25.

PattyRenee    

Jasmine was murdered. Her teeth were pulled Her fingers were cut off. She was stuffed in a suitcase. Doesn't that tell you how small she was? She was dumped in a trash dumpster to rot.
All you talk about is Meghan and say horrible things about her too.
The guy is the subject. A abusive murderer. Yes, the show should have known this. Don't be so mean. A girl died here for no reason. No one should be murdered.

1803 days ago
27.

Nance    

You put a whore and a murder on the same show...what do you expect to happen????? I mean really...But, I am sorry she got killed

1803 days ago
28.

Maryland- X Fan    

I agree with #4 , #5 & #10. Players, Manipulators, Liars,Trash... this is who you find on these late night VH1 shows.

1803 days ago
29.

Irina    

...wondering why Brandi C keeps posting under different names instead of buying her badly needed pair of "Spanxxx for Skanks" to cover up that massive gut. Shouldn't you be filming a chubby chaser porn right about now.

Nice skin Brandi. Do you wash your face with razor blades. Get lost. Get a life.

1803 days ago
30.

BluZBunny    

I thought a lot of creepy things about Ryan already came out in the first few episodes of Megan. he was getting some one-one-one time with Megan, and they were talking about his job. She asked him why he didn't work in the States, instead of Canada, and he said something about that he would have to be married to someone here. Megan said, "oh, you mean a green card?" Ryan then told her, that if she married HIM, he wouldn't ask her to sign a pre-nup. and he gave her a wink. Megan's girl friends didn't like him, and were hinting that he would go home the first elimination. She thought he was so cute. There was a 30 second clip of Ryan lecturing the other guys about how much he knew about women. Breaking them down into three distict "Types" He was coming off as such a slimer, even then. See how quickly he spent $1,500. to rent a Masserati for their date?
My thinking is, maybe Jasmine married him, because he played the "poor me" I need someone to marry me, to stay in this country and I won't make you sign a pre-nup card. That's possible, as to the rush wedding.

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