'Bachelorette' Contestant Denies Sexual Harassment Claims

8/3/2018 4:59 PM PDT

'Bachelorette' Contestant Leandro Dottavio Denies Sexual Harassment Accusations

EXCLUSIVE

'Bachelorette' contestant Leandro Dottavio says former 'Bachelor' contestant Bekah Martinez should have done some research before publicly accusing him of sexually harassing women more than a decade ago ... when he was in college.

We got Leandro out in Encino Friday, and asked him about Bekah posting a bunch of screenshots alleging he behaved inappropriately with several women. The claims are numerous and pretty sordid -- Leandro ran through them with TooFab

As for the allegation he sent unsolicited d**k pics -- Leandro says it's a flat-out lie, and he has a theory on Bekah's motives.

Leandro was eliminated from Becca Kufrin's season, but the other Bekah's clearly cut him even deeper.