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'Bachelor' Slap: Womack Says NOT Criminal Battery

1/4/2011 12:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

ABC is promoting "The Bachelor" with a slap to the face by a contestant, but the victim tells TMZ he  doesn't want her prosecuted.
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You probably saw Brad Womack take a slap to the face, when he was greeted by Chantal O'Brien, who glibly told him she was delivering a violent message on behalf of all the scorned women in America.

So if Amber Portwood gets prosecuted for beating on her boyfriend, what's the difference? 

1014_womack_videoBrad tells TMZ, "I think Chantal was just trying to make a statement about my past behavior and make a strong first impression, which she did. " 

Brad adds, "I think what Chantal did was a light-hearted gesture which I took as such.  I do not condone violence in any relationship, nor would I keep someone around who I felt truly wished to do me harm."

As Brad left the premiere party last night -- he told us the slap was, "very real and very hard." Brad also told us he didn't want Chantal prosecuted because he "deserved" it.

So what do you think? 



 
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16.

T. Bag Jones    

This show portrays women as seriously pathetic. All these women, lining up like cattle, to find a boyfriend/husband. What kills me is that over the course of this each one of them will experience "falling in love" with this same guy. That girl should be slapping herself for being involved in this charade. What kills me is that women think this is romantic!!! This guy is, at the very least, making out with all these other women, while the rest of the herd of women lay in wait to see if they will be the lucky one who out-skanked all the others. As for the one who slapped him, if he snapped his fingers and said "Come back to me" she would be there faster than you could say 'Every rose has it's thorn'.

1356 days ago
17.

Michael    

The next time your watching Survivor [or any reality show] and two people walk up to talk with each other on the sly, so the "others" won't hear them.

It usually starts with one camera maybe 30 feet away, to show that they are secluded and nobody is around. Five seconds later the camera is suddenly 4ft away as the person on the right, talks with the person on the left in a combined shot. Five seconds later there is a solo shot of the person on the left responding for 5 seconds, quick cut to the person on the right in his own solo shot responding for about 5 seconds. It goes on for anywhere from 2 minutes to 7 minutes per cut.

That took a minimum of 3 cameramen, 2 lighting crew members [holding reflectors off screen] and 2 audio guys [one holding the boom, one running the field recorder] to get that "candid" shot. Consider there was also at least one producer coaching them "off camera" with the right responses.

A little segment like can take up to an hour to shoot and is edited later into a seamless conversation.

The Bachelor is no different than any other "reality" show except the girls are offered all the alcohol they can drink all day during the taping, which is why it gets so dramatic towards the end of each episode.

1356 days ago
18.

Reality1    

I thought she was rude and judgemental. And I would have spun her around so fast to that limo she wouldn't know what happened. There is no reason to hit Brad. None. She must sure feel important herself to be delivering that kind of message. I was certainly surprised when she got a rose. I think he is too much the other way about being sorry. He only has to apologize to the two girls from the last show - period. They are choosing to run the risk when they stayed. This is reality TV. Did you ever think the girl this time he picks will ditch him in the end??? We'll just have to watch and see.

1356 days ago
19.

Joker    

Most likely this is scripted,which means the producers consider the 'fans' of this show as idiots.
But the true insult is to women in general.The image of one women using violence when there is no danger to herself is pathetic.True equality is behaving the way you want to be behaved too.Imagine a man using a closed fist,striking a women and then saying that's for all men who have been cheated on or been victim of some 'Gold-digger'.

1356 days ago
20.

Ray2447    

Condoning this woman's slap sends a bad message to all women who think they have a right to use violence. Deaths of little children, killed by their mothers is egregious, yet the taxpayer funded, domestic violence industry disingenuously tries to make us believe that women don't abuse men too. According to the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services and DOJ statistics, more kids are killed by neglect and abuse in a year (1,760... in 2007), than all the female intimate partner homicides in a year. Mothers are the single largest group of kid killers, according to HHS, and they have a rate twice that of fathers. Nowhere near the money is spent to protect kids from kid killing mothers as is spent by the domestic violence industry to protect women. The taxpayer funded d.v. industry is a bastion of misandrist vilification, falsely accusing men of being the overwhelming cause of d.v., and empowering violent women to commit further domestic violence. The corruption of the taxpayer funded, domestic violence industry is characterized in "Los Misandry" at Youtube.

1356 days ago
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Ray2447    

What hyoocrisy! Obviously, he and most of the posters here do condone violence against men by women. The mantra of the taxpayer funded d.v. industry is that it must be stopped at all levels because "it escalates." Women's domestic violence against men is grossly under reported, while male victims are still routinely being ignored by the taxpayer funded domestic violence industry. Credible research overwhelmingly shows that the ratio of domestic violence is at least 50/50 between women & men. Go to Fiebert Bibliography. According to one study by researchers who work at the CDC, in 70 percent of domestic violence incidents, where the d.v. is not mutual, it's women who initiate the d. v. Go to Respecting Accuracy in Domestic Abuse Reporting. Click on the link under the red & blue pie chart. D.v. law follows a gender feminist agenda over facts & does great harm to many innocent men & also many violent women. Go to Youtube, “Los Misandry.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAmOxvudpF8

1356 days ago
22.

PrincessGinger    

If it were a man slapping a woman, there would be a huge uproar over this - scripted or not...
Of course, what would you expect from someone with a stripper name like "Chantal" who's whoring herself out on national television?

1356 days ago
23.

Lisa    

For crying out loud, this dude did NOTHING wrong!! He didn't "scorn" anyone; he chose nobody, and that was his right. It's his life, and his choice. He doesn't owe any women any second chances. It's their problem if they take this stupid game show so seriously that they honestly think the relationships are real and exclusive. I hope he chooses nobody this time around as well, just to teach a lesson to those idiots who are condemning him for making a very wise decision.

1356 days ago
24.

chzman    

Of course SHE won't be prosecuted! It's America, the land of the 'Hypocritical(sic) Oath', 'Double Standards' & 'Women are Always the Victims'. No matter the situation, SHE should be prosecuted! The "victim" does not need to cooperate in a case where there is video! If I were the "Teen Mom" from MTV, I would be throwing a fit that this woman is permitted (for ratings) to slap this guy and NOT be Prosecuted.
If this were the other way around,one of those SLUTS got bitch slapped by one of the jilted man whores, HE WOULD BE PROSECUTED and possibly even put in for the Death Penalty.

1356 days ago
25.

Ray2447    

This woman's slap is a slap in the face of domestic violence victims everywhere. Domestic violence will never end as long as the whole truth about it is misrepresented to comply with feminist ideology. V.P. Biden recently called violence against women, "the very worst abuse." The very worst abuse is valuing one life less than another for having been born the wrong gender. Under domestic violence law, the wrong gender is men. Shelter and services are virtually non-existent for male victims of domestic violence. Options out of a bad relationship, that women have, are often not available to men. Men wind up gender profiled and falsely accused by the taxpayer funded, domestic violence industry, because of gender feminist ideology controlling the d.v. industry. Men are often battered by domestic violence, and then battered again by the taxpayer funded, domestic violence industry as shown in "Los Misandry" at Youtube.

1356 days ago
26.

Me    

Her:
Him: "I like you better already."

Talk about two idiots who deserve each other.

1356 days ago
27.

Alpine    

If he wanted her arrested for that he'd look like the biggest wussy on Earth.

1356 days ago
28.

Pamalama    

OMG.... Get over it people! It was light-hearted "tap". If he don't care- why should you? If you don't like reality TV- then don't watch it! I think it's entertaining!

1356 days ago
29.

Michael    

Think of it this way...

The girls on that show have NO IDEA who the Bachelor is going to be when they sign up. It's true, not a clue.

So when you see a group of girls [aka models, actresses, strippers, dancers] on that show looking for "true love" it was always about the potential paycheck and free booze/publicity.

Notice how they all look like models, actresses, strippers and dancers and they are all extremely photogenic and great in front of the camera too.

It's not a coincedence that 99.9% of the girls they choose are looking for fame and fortune in Hollywood and willing to do whatever it takes.

Heck, just look at Ali and how she morphed from a sweet innocent "small town girl" who was afraid of losing her job, to a teflon media hustler for ABC showing up at every possible event she can, squeezing out those last few minutes of fame before she breaks up with [insert guy's name here]. Let me know when she actually hooks up with the right guy too, I won't be holding my breath...

Just tell me this...

When was the last time you saw an average looking girl on the Bachelor. I'll help you with that one, never.

1356 days ago
30.

chzman    

Women "SAY" they want "Equal Rights", what a f'n joke! They want special treatment is what they want. They want all the benefits of being a man without paying the price of being a man...having to work harder, do harder jobs, GET CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE...
Until women are treated as abusers, just as men are, we should be able to slap the **** out of a stupid b1tch when she gets out of line! Damn, the cops at my door wanting to charge me Domestic Violence just for saying that! What a double standard in America! Gotta love all these "minorities" that claim they want equal rights when i nreality they want special treatment.

1356 days ago
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