Ben Higgins lives in 2016, iHeartRadio Music Festival, 1 Night, T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and say former ‘Bachelor’ star Amanda Stanton is not in the best situation after her domestic assault arrest.
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Ben Higgins wishes Amanda Stanton.
Speaking on Fox News at the IHeartRadio Music Festival “The Bachelor” star admitted that he had not spoken to Stanton, who vied for the Song heart on season 20, and after the news of the former contestant was arrested last week on domestic battery for allegedly pushing her boyfriend.
“No. Honestly, I don’t. I don’t know what I would say,” Higgins, 30,, adding that he and “Bachelor in Paradise,” Ashley Iaconetti has recently spoken about the incident on their podcast “Almost Famous.”
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“We want to be open about the dialogue,” said Higgins. “It would be different if this situation happened between a man and a woman? We do not know.”
“But it is a pity that either way,” he adds. “It is just not a good situation.”
The reality star went on to say that he hopes that Stanton is “doing well.”
“I love Amanda. She’s been good for me,” said Higgins. “She is super supportive of me. She is one of the few that are really kind even after the Bachelor.’ So I hope they do well, but I have not spoken with her. I don’t know what I would say and how I would affect her life anymore.”
On Sept. 10, Stanton, 28, was celebrating a bachelor party in a hotel near the Las Vegas Strip at around 3:15 pm security checked on a room after a battery domestic violence call, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department confirmed to Fox News at the time.
Her boyfriend Bobby Jacobs, spoke with the security when Stanton allegedly pushed him hard enough that the police were called, TMZ reported. Stanton was arrested for battery domestic violence and was released on the same day.
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The next day, the mother-of-two took to Instagram, sharing a photo of her and Jacobs on a plane in an Instagram story.
Steve Honig, a spokesman for Stanton, said in a statement that “Amanda is shy and embarrassed, this happened and sincerely apologize to hotel security and the Las Vegas Police Department.”
“Amanda is a gentle, respectful person who has never been physical to anyone under any circumstances,” Honey continued. “That night she had a few drinks on a hen party and the hotel security asked her and Bobby to be quiet, she got a little rambunctious.”
Stanton, according to her rep, “and gave Bobby what she thought was a playful push,” despite her friend to tell security it was not bad intended.”
Fox News’ Nicole Darrah contributed to this report.