"I will say this with a mic in my hand and a smile on my face, that Mike Fleiss is a piece of shit," Bristowe said.
While appearing on "Talkhouse Podcast" Tuesday with comedian Nikki Glaser, the reality star slammed the television producer, claiming that he's kept her from ever being able to compete on "Dancing With the Stars." Bristowe, who is a former dancer herself, also called Fleiss a "piece of shit" who "hates women."
"They won't let me [go on the show], ever," Bristowe said. "I'll tell you exactly why I can't go on 'Dancing With the Stars.' Anybody that listens to this podcast knows why I cannot go on 'Dancing With the Stars.' And it's because, and I will say this with a mic in my hand and a smile on my face, that Mike Fleiss is a piece of shit. He is the creator of 'The Bachelor,' and he hates women."
Former Bachelorette Hannah Brown is currently a contestant on the ABC dancing competition show. However, Bristowe said there's a specific reason why Fleiss didn't object to having Brown participate.
"There's some shit that came out on him abusing his wife," Bristowe said. "So he's like, 'Look at me, I love women.' As long as he's in power with ABC, I will never get on that show."
TooFab has contacted Mike Fleiss seeking comment.
Back in July, Fleiss' now ex-wife Laura Kaeppeler, who is pregnant with the former couple's second child, alleged the producer physically abused her and demanded she get an abortion. Although Fleiss denied all allegations, he and Kaeppeler ended their five-year marriage.
Actually I was offered it, had the contract & Mike Fliess told me I wasn't allowed.He said he didnt want people wanting fame after his show🤔 https://t.co/nSzricohi4— Kaitlyn Bristowe (@kaitlynbristowe) February 27, 2017
Thanks I'll get right on that opportunity 2 yrs ago. I wonder what changed your mind? 🙄 https://t.co/8QMr8XHsIO— Kaitlyn Bristowe (@kaitlynbristowe) March 1, 2017
Bristowe -- who competed on Chris Soules' season of "The Bachelor" and starred as the Bachelorette in Season 11 -- has accused Fleiss of preventing her from joining "DWTS" in the past.
Back in 2017, she tweeted, above, "Actually I was offered it, had the contract & Mike Fliess [sic] told me I wasn't allowed. He said he didn't want people wanting fame after his show."
In reply, Fleiss denied Bristowe's claim, "@kaitlynbristowe has my total support if she wants to appear on DWTS!!!"
Bristowe hit back, "Thanks I'll get right on that opportunity 2 yrs ago. I wonder what changed your mind?"
In addition to Brown, there have been multiple Bachelor Nation stars who have participated in "Dancing With the Stars." However, up until this season, it has been over a decade since a female alum has competed -- the last being Trista Sutter in 2005.
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