Cassie Randolph wants Colton Underwood to seek “help,”
As confirmed by PEOPLE on Friday, Randolph, 25, made numerous claims in the file, including the fact that Underwood planted a tracking device in her car and sent her related text messages. The source says Randolph was afraid of Underwood’s alleged behavior, prompting her to take legal action.
“After the breakup, Cassie wanted to be friends and thought they were on good terms,” shares the source. “Then the text messages and the scary behavior began. Cassie was just terrified of how she was behaving.”
Randolph explained why he was afraid in his request for a restraining order, saying that Underwood “admitted to some mutual friends and colleagues that he entered the tracker. [her] car and used alias phone numbers to send anonymous text messages to [Randolph], himself and others “.
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The source says she confronted him about his alleged behavior and then went out of town.
“When she found out he was going back to town, she was scared and felt she had to seek legal help,” the source tells people, adding that Randolph does not feed any “malevolent” but “wants [Underwood] to get all the help he needs. “
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Randolph has been granted a temporary restraining order and the official court date is October 6.
According to PEOPLE’s request for a restraining order, Randolph claims Underwood put the device on his vehicle in an attempt to keep track of his location.
Randolph also claims in the file that Underwood takes “obsessive” walks in his Los Angeles apartment and shows up unannounced.
He also claims that his ex showed up at his parents’ home in Huntington Beach without being invited. On one occasion, Underwood allegedly loitered in the alley outside his bedroom window of his parents’ house at 2am, he states in the file.
Randolph claims Underwood sent her and himself a message, pretending to be an anonymous stalker. She says in the statement that Underwood also accused her of dating her ex.
Representatives from Randolph and Underwood did not respond to PEOPLE’s requests for comment.
The former couple separated in May, two months after Randolph helped restore Underwood to health following his battle with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The couple met in Underwood’s season The Short degree, which aired last year.
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An insider told PEOPLE at the time of the breakup that the two “just weren’t on the same page.”
Things took a turn in July after Randolph made an appearance The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever! During the episode, she was reluctant to deal with their breakup and later called the show for how the interview was “edited” to focus on her quotes about Underwood.
Underwood then noted on his Instagram Story that while the two had decided to keep their separation private, “obviously a lot has changed this week.” Randolph responded to his ex with a lengthy note on his Instagram Story, insisting that he had “honored” their agreement and accused him of “subtly engaging in a tactic that beats into aggressive comments.”
She also claimed Underwood was trying to “monetize” their breakup with a new chapter in her book that he refused to give her “any kind of approval”. An Underwood rep denied Randolph’s claims.
Last month, Underwood talked about the debacle on Reality Steve podcast, stating that his anger was indeed directed at the franchise for “taking advantage” of Randolph. (Representatives from ABC and Harrison did not comment.)
“Cass has remained extremely professional and extremely calm about our breakup,” he said. “What bothered me was that that show took advantage of her. I get very defensive about the people I love and I know Cass is a big girl and can fight her battles, but I know her heart and she doesn’t. she wants to rock the boat and she loves people, even if they abuse her or even take advantage of her, which they did. “
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