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Bachelor In Paradise's Jamie Doran Launches Lawsuit Over His Portrayal On The Show

Bachelor In Paradise's Jamie Doran Launches Lawsuit Over His Portrayal On The Show

Jamie Doran has decided to launch legal action against Network 10 and Warner Bros. over the way he has been portrayed in the latest season of Bachelor in Paradise.

The 40-year-old was largely classed as a bit of a clinger in his season of The Bachelorette Australia last year, but he's since redeemed himself in the Paradise spin-off.

However, it seems he is uncomfortable with the way he's appeared in the various episodes.

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Taking to Instagram, the reality TV star wrote: "This is not the news I wanted to post, but I feel I owe this to at least my family, friends, and also fans of The Bachelorette and Bachelor In Paradise," he wrote in a note shared to Insta.

"After lengthy consideration, I've decided to begin legal proceedings against Network 10 & Warner Bros Australia.

"I'm not going to comment on this any further for the time being, and would appreciate it if people would respect my privacy."

A Network 10 spokesperson said: "Network 10 has not received any papers regarding this claim."

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Jamie gained headlines last week after he had a breakdown on Bachelor in Paradise when his mate Timm Hanly told him he was leaving the competition. Seemingly unable to continue on the show without Timm, Mr Doran burst into tears and even packed his bags and intended he wanted to leave too.

Credit: Network 10
Credit: Network 10

It was an uneasy watch for many viewers who thought the producers went a little too far to illicit the drama. It's never fun to see someone go through an inner turmoil and Jamie's reaction to Timm leaving was broadcast across the country.

The episode drew loads of angry social media reactions, with people criticising Network 10 for baiting someone into a breakdown.

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However, host Osher Günsberg assured fans that there is an adequate level of support for people on The Bachelor, Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise.

He wrote on Twitter: "It's probably pertinent to point out that everyone on the show has full access to mental health professionals as well as support from the Warner Bros. Australia and Network 10 teams before, during and after production.

"The amount of mental health support before/during/after production for the people on this show it significant. But you'll never know who accessed it, who asked for it, and who continues with it because of privacy. But trust me, it's ROBUST."

It will be interesting to see how far Jamie gets with his lawsuit against the makers and producers of the show.

Featured Image Credit: Network 10

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, News, Australia

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.