"I think it would be a huge mistake if he were to be the Bachelor," the woman says. "I hope they choose someone who is truly there for the right reasons. I would hate to see him hurt more people."
"The Bachelorette" scandals keep on coming, and that's not including everything Luke P said before Hannah B finally got "clarity" about him and booted him from the show. For the second time, a woman has come out with claims that one of Hannah's paramours was in a relationship with her only to leave her for the show.
The latest allegations are particularly timely, coming hours before the Fantasy Suites episode saw Hannah pick her final three. With these latest claims, two of those three men are being accused of joining the show under false and disingenuous pretenses.
Not only could these allegations have a huge impact after Hannah's decision is revealed in two weeks on her season's finale, but as "Bachelor" producers often pick their next leading man from "Bachelorette" cast-offs, it's important that America is on board with who they choose. If all of these allegations are true, Hannah's Final Four is not looking too good at all; save Tyler C who remains scandal free at the moment.
In an exclusive interview with Entertainment Tonight, Calee Lutes is speaking out. She claims to be Peter Weber's ex-girlfriend and says she was abruptly dumped in December 2018 so that he could be a part of "The Bachelor," despite the couple dating since June 2018.
Calee describes a long-distance relationship after a month together in Atlanta with the man who has become Bachelor Nation famous for being the subject of Hannah's "I f--ked in a windmill" line. And things weren't rocky, according to Calee, between the two of them despite the distance.
"It was as easy as a long-distance relationship could be. We went on vacations together around the U.S. and we even went to Switzerland in November," she told the outlet.
According to Calee, the couple had exchanged "I love you" declarations, and were even discussing her moving out to Los Angeles to get an apartment with Peter. She shared some romantically-tinged screenshots of conversations with ET that she claims were between her an Peter and says the couple discussed having kids and traveling back and forth for their respective families ... and yes, she says they meet each other's families along the way.
Calee described a perfectly normal December, punctuated with her working in Santa Barbera for three days early in the month during which they saw each other every day. A week later, Calee says he spent the weekend with her in Atlanta, but it would prove the last time she's seen him.
That said, Calee says they were still making plans for their future together the week after he flew back home, including immediate plans. "We talked about plans for New Year's, and of course, we wanted to spend it together, so I bought a ticket out to L.A. We also were planning a trip to Costa Rica in March," she said.
But then everything changed. Two days before Christams, Calee says Peter reached out to her to tell her they should break up before it got more serious. "I thought there was another girl, so I looked at his recent followers on Instagram, and noticed that a 'Bachelorette' producer had recently followed him," she explained.
"I didn't think much of it at the time, but I knew there was something he wasn't telling me," Calee continued. "He immediately deleted every trace of me on Instagram. He deleted our pictures, which is expected, but he also untagged me from photos, deleted my comments from his page and went as far as unliking my photos/deleting his comments from my Instagram as well."
On the show, Peter told Hannah that things just didn't work out with his most recent girlfriend. "Things didn't work out simply because he chose to go on 'The Bachelorette' instead," Calee insists. She also alleges she's since found out Peter was also seeing other women while dating her and auditioning to be on "The Bachelorette."
She says she chose to come forward after finding out Peter was on the show during the premiere and seeing him use similar lines with Hannah as he used with her. As for the possibility of Peter becoming the next "Bachelor," should Hannah choose someone else, Calee is vehemently against it.
"I think it would be a huge mistake if he were to be the Bachelor," she said. "I hope they choose someone who is truly there for the right reasons. I would hate to see him hurt more people."
Fellow finalist Jed Wyatt is facing similar -- though even Calee says they're much worse -- allegations from a woman claiming to be his ex, Haley Stevens. According to Haley, Jed never even bothered to break up with her before going on the show, instead leaving her a letter professing his ongoing love for her. She, too, is suggesting he went on the show for fame rather than love.
Jed has suggested he has his own side to that story in an Instagram post where he pleaded with "Bachelor" fans to leave his family alone, but he's contractually unable to talk about it now. The same would likely be true for Peter, though he's not spoken out publicly at all.
Meanwhile, the one remaining scandal-free contestant Tyler C won all the Bachelor Nation love this week by his incredibly respectful approach to the Fantasy Suite, emphasizing that he was just excited to get to know Hannah better and respected her boundaries every step of the way. They've made their choice. The question is, who will Hannah choose?
Peter, Jed and Luke are all expected to take part in next Monday's "Men Tell All" special before the season finale in two weeks. Will they really tell all? Will Chris Harrison challenge them on all of these accusations, as well as their behavior on the show? We certainly hope so.
"The Bachelorette" airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.