Cassie Randolph wants Colton Underwood to seek “help”, a source told PEOPLE after the news broke that the former Bachelor participant filed a request for detention against his ex due to alleged harassment and persecution.
As PEOPLE confirmed on Friday, Randolph (25) made several demands in the filing, including Underwood planting a tracking device in his car and sending her text messages. The source says Randolph felt afraid of Underwood’s alleged behavior and caused her to sue.
“After the breakup, Cassie wanted to be friends, and she thought they were on good terms,” the source shares. “Then the text messages and the scary behavior began. Cassie was just scared of how he was behaving.”
Randolph talked about why she was scared in her request for a restraining order, saying Underwood “has admitted to a few mutual friends and colleagues that he placed the tracker on [her] car and used the alias phone numbers to send the anonymous text messages to [Randolph], himself and others. ”
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The source says she confronted him with his alleged behavior and then he walked out of town.
“When she found out he was back in town, she was scared and felt she needed legal help,” the source tells People, adding that Randolph has no “evil will” but “desires”. [Underwood] to get the help he needs. “
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Randolph has been given a temporary restraining order and the official court date is October 6th.
According to the request for a restraining order obtained by PEOPLE, Randolph claims that Underwood placed the device on her vehicle in an attempt to keep an eye on where she was.
Randolph also claims in the filing that Underwood takes “obsessive” walks to his Los Angeles apartment and shows up unannounced.
She further claims her ex is not invited to her parents’ house in Huntington Beach. On one occasion, Underwood allegedly claimed in the street outside her bedroom window in her parents’ home at 2 a.m., she claims in filing.
Randolph claims that Underwood sent her and herself a text claiming to be an anonymous stalker. She says in the filing that Underwood has also allegedly accused her of hanging out with her ex.
Reps for Randolph and Underwood’s have not responded to PEOPLE’s requests for comment.
The former couple split in May, two months after Randolph helped nurse Underwood recover from his battle with the new coronavirus (COVID-19). The pair met at Underwoods season off That Bachelor, which was sent last year.
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An insider told PEOPLE at the time of the dissolution that the two “just weren’t on the same page.”
Things took a turn in July after Randolph performed Bachelor: The greatest seasons ever! During the episode, she was reluctant to address their split and later called the show how the interview was “edited” to focus on her quotes about Underwood.
Underwood then noted on his Instagram story that while the two had agreed to keep their split private, “obviously a lot changed this week.” Randolph fired back at her ex with a long note about her own Instagram story, insisting she had “respected” their agreement and accused him of “subtly engaging in a tactic that peppers in aggressive comments.”
She also claimed that Underwood was trying to “make money” on their breakup with a new chapter in his book, which he refused to give her “any kind of approval.” A rep for Underwood denied Randolph’s claims.
Last month, Underwood opened up to debacle on Reality Steve podcast and claimed that his anger was actually directed at the franchise for having “exploited” Randolph. (Reps for ABC and Harrison did not comment.)
“Cass remained very professional and very quiet about our breakup,” he said. “What bothered me was the fact that that show took advantage of her. I get very defensive towards people I love and I know Cass is a great girl and she can fight her own fights, but I know just her heart and she does not want to rock the boat and she loves people even if they abuse her or even if they exploit her as they did. “
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