Nearly one year after she was arrested for allegedly battering her boyfriend, “Bachelor” alum Amanda Stanton wrote about the arrest in her new memoir, “Now Accepting Roses.”
Stanton, 29, was arrested in September 2018 after she and her partner at the time, Bobby Jacobs, allegedly got into a physical altercation at a Las Vegas hotel. Stanton was attending a bachelorette party, during which she consumed alcohol, Entertainment Tonight reported. After hotel security was called to their room over a noise complaint, Stanton allegedly shoved Jacobs in a way she thought was “playful,” in view of the security officers, her representative said at the time. The move landed her an arrest on one count of battery domestic violence.
A year later, the case has since been dismissed, but Stanton wrote in her new book that she’s “still devastated” by the ordeal, according to PEOPLE.
Jacobs, she wrote, met with her at the hotel “toward the end of the bachelorette party” and during the festivities, she “had a couple more drinks than usual.”
“With the noise we were making, our neighbors called hotel security, who came to our room,” she continued, according to the outlet. “Bobby, who rarely, rarely drank, opened the door to speak to them and apologize on our behalf for being so loud. I don’t know what got into me, but I suppose liquid courage happens to the best of us in the worst moments sometimes.”
Stanton wrote that she then “pushed” Jacobs in order to address security herself, and that’s when they called the police, PEOPLE reports.
One month later, Stanton was formally charged with one count of battery domestic violence, to which she pled not guilty. While she was scheduled to appear in court again for a bench trial in December, the case was dismissed that month, the Clark County District Attorney’s Office confirmed to PEOPLE.
However, authorities alleged that the couple’s fight went beyond a “playful” shove, according to a police report obtained by TMZ. Jacobs claimed that Stanton began hitting him when he was in bed, and they argued for hours, with Jacobs alleging that Stanton at one point hit him with a phone and scratched and pinched him, police reportedly stated.
Conversely, Stanton claimed that she and Jacobs got into an argument when she returned to her room to find him in an “angry mood,” the outlet reports, citing the police statement. She said that Jacobs pinned her down on the bed and she pinched him in order for him to let her up; she eventually barricaded herself in the bathroom, she reportedly claimed.
Stanton and Jacobs parted ways in April, according to PEOPLE.
In her book, she wrote that she’s still “confused” by her Vegas arrest, the outlet reports.
“I never in my life expected myself to be in a situation like this,” reads an excerpt. “To this day, I am still devastated and confused by what happened that night. So is everyone who knows me. As soon as I was released, Bobby and I booked a flight home.”
What followed, she said, was a “mess” of negative online comments from people who claimed her relationship was “toxic.” Still, she wrote later, she faced “no judgment” from her loved ones.
“I’m so grateful to know and love the people who have my back through everything. This incident has made all my relationships stronger,” she wrote.
Stanton, a mother of two, appeared on both “The Bachelor” and “Bachelor In Paradise.”
Shortly after her arrest, her representative released a public statement apologizing for what happened.
“Amanda is embarrassed and ashamed this happened and sincerely apologizes to hotel security and the Las Vegas Police Department,” it reads. “Amanda is a gentle, respectful person who has never gotten physical with anyone under any circumstance.”
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