It looks like 2013 is going to be another litigious year for Bachelor Nation.
Six months after settling a lawsuit with “Bachelor” spoiler blogger Steve Carbone—and just days before the series’ 17th season premiere-- producers have once again slapped him with more legal papers.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, producers of the ABC reality show are accusing Carbone—who blogs under the name Reality Steve-- of seeking “confidential information from participants, cast, crew and other employees of The Bachelor Series and, in the course of doing so, continue to solicit and induce participants and employees of The Bachelor Series to breach their contractual obligations to Plaintiffs.”
Last year Carbone was sued for allegedly enticing contestants to breach their confidentiality agreements. The suit was settled in June and Carbone vowed he would still spoil the show, albeit without any contact with the cast, crew, or employees of the franchise.
According to the suit, the spoilers Carbone has posted contain "non-public information" in "increasingly vivid details.”
While Carbone’s latest “Bachelor” spoilers for the upcoming season go into great detail, he stands by his claim that he did not break the settlement agreement. On Thursday he took to Twitter to address the latest lawsuit, writing: “Here we go again. Fun times I tell ya'. So ridiculous.”
Reality Steve has already spoiled the first five episodes of the upcoming “Bachelor” season that stars Sean Lowe, including the reveal of “mystery” contestant, Kacie Boguskie.
In the Philadelphia area, “the Bachelor” season 17 premieres on Jan. 7 at 8:00 p.m. on WPVI Channel 6.