Here’s How ‘Coming Out Colton’ Addresses the Allegations Against Colton by Cassie Randolph

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  • Colton Underwood
    Colton Underwood
    American-football player
  • Cassie Randolph
    Cassie Randolph
    Television personality and Bachelor contestant
Photo credit: Paula Lobo - Getty Images
Photo credit: Paula Lobo - Getty Images

Former Bachelor lead Colton Underwood is starring in a new Netflix docuseries called Coming Out Colton and uses the six episodes to come to terms with his sexuality after coming out as gay. While many Bachelor Nation fans will certainly be interested in seeing the different conversations he has with family, friends, and others who have gone on their own coming out journeys, there’s a shadow hanging over the entire thing: Colton’s alleged behavior toward his ex Cassie Randolph.

Shortly after Coming Out Colton was announced, many people on the internet called out Netflix and Colton because Cassie alleged that he put a tracker on her car after they broke up and she filed a restraining order against him. (Cassie later asked the court to dismiss the order and Colton asked the public for privacy regarding what happened.) This would be a glaring thing to ignore, especially as Colton goes through this personal journey of “growth and self-discovery.” So just how did Coming Out Colton handle this?

Here’s how the Netflix show talks about what Colton allegedly did to Cassie during their breakup.

First of all, does Cassie appear in Coming Out Colton?

No, Cassie doesn’t appear in Coming Out Colton, but that doesn’t mean the production company behind the project didn’t want otherwise. According to Variety, “Randolph was offered compensation to appear on the show” and was “approached by the production company the day after Underwood sat down on Good Morning America.”

The show includes an episode that focuses on the GMA interview and its aftermath, and apparently producers were thinking “the idea for Randolph’s scenes would have been to have her sit down with Underwood for him to candidly discuss his sexuality and the mistakes he made in the ending of their relationship.”

Does Colton talk about what he did on Coming Out Colton? How does Netflix handle this?

Colton avoids specifics about the accusations and instead says he believed being in a relationship with Cassie would finally “make him straight.”

“The night that Cassie was leaving me on The Bachelor, there was a big part of me that was thinking, If I can’t get there with you, then I definitely can’t with any other woman,” he says in episode 1.

When talking with his dad about the restraining order, Colton adds, “I knew that if I let her go, I would have to deal with me and I didn’t want to and I wasn’t ready for it.”

Photo credit: Paula Lobo - Getty Images
Photo credit: Paula Lobo - Getty Images

In the season finale, Colton meets up with two friends who are also close with Cassie, and they discuss what happened.

“Being gay is not okay for what happened at the end of the day,” says Joseph, who appears in episode 8 along with Michael. “I’m going to tell you straight up, what you fucking put [Cassie] through was bullshit. You fucked up and there was no excuse, whatsoever, for everything that you did. You scared her and put her in a situation where it wasn’t comfortable for her. Yes, you are a gay man, which has been a part of your journey. But at the end of the day, it is no excuse for everything you put her through.”

But Colton himself does not address much, repeatedly saying he can’t for legal reasons. “There’s only so much that I can do in regards to the Cassie of it all,” he says in the final episode. “Legally, I can’t talk about it and the only person that I have to blame is myself.”

What does Cassie think of Coming Out Colton?

Cassie has not publicly posted or spoken out about the series, but a source told E! News that she’s not thrilled with the current situation.

“She has definitely moved on from that time in her life. She thinks it’s inappropriate that Colton has continuously spoken about their relationship but understands it’s part of his journey.”

Hopefully, Colton will do what Cassie wishes so she can move forward without this following her.

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