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Kaitlyn Bristowe Claims 'Bachelor' Creator Mike Fleiss "Hates Women"

Kaitlyn Bristowe attends the The 9th Annual Shorty Awards at PlayStation Theater on April 23, 2017

October 9, 2019 - 11:30 / Sarah Schulz

Kaitlyn Bristowe has not been shy about her opinions on Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss. Recently, during an interview with comedian Nikki Glaser on her Talkhouse Podcast, Bristowe expressed her feelings about Mike once the topic of Dancing With the Stars came up. 

Kaitlyn Bristowe was the season 11 Bachelorette and a memorable one at that. She has gone on to do some amazing things since her time on the show and is currently dating Bachelor alum Jason Tartick. She appeared on the Talkhouse Podcast with comedian Nikki Glaser and the topic of Dancing With the Stars came up and she had some bitter feelings towards the situation.

Kaitlyn Bristowe attends the PANDORA Jewelry Shine Collection Launch with Ciara on March 14, 2018

Mike Fleiss "Hates Women" 

"They won't let me [go on the show], ever. 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 on on Dancing With the Stars. And it's because, and I will say this with a mic in my hand and a smile on face, that Mike Fleiss is a piece of s---. He is the creator of The Bachelor, and he hates women."

The Bachelor Franchise creator Mike Fleiss in 2003

Bristowe wasn't allowed to be on DWTS

Bristowe was offered a contract by DWTS ABC and Mike Fleiss told her she wasn't allowed because "he said he didn't want people wanting fame after his show." However, so far four former Bachelors have competed on DWTS, Jake Pavelka, Sean Lowe, Chris Soules and Nick Viall. The only former Bachelorettes to have competed on the show are Trista Sutter in 2005 during the show's very first season and now Hannah Brown on the current season. 

Hannah Brown and Alan Bersten attend the "Dancing With The Stars" Season 28 show at CBS Television City on September 16, 2019

Hannah Brown and Alan Bersten attend the "Dancing With The Stars" Season 28 show at CBS Television City on September 16, 2019

A few months ago Fleiss was also under fire after his estranged wife filed a complaint alleging he has verbally and physically abused her. They have now come to a divorce settlement but evidence of the abuse did not go unnoticed by fans or ABC.