'Bachelorette' contestant Luke Parker ordered to pay $100,000 for breaching contract

October 14, 2020

Controversy continues to surround former “Bachelorette” contestant Luke Parker.

Parker, who appeared on season 15 of the hit ABC reality series, has been ordered to pay $100,000 for breaching his contract, according to US Weekly.

In May, NZK Productions Inc., the production company behind the show, accused Parker of making unauthorized media appearances while under contract. This was followed by a suit in June where a judge ruled in the favor of the company.

Parker, who earned the first impression rose from Hannah Brown during the May 2019 premiere, was accused of making media appearances without the company’s consent.

Page Six notes the 25-year-old was fined $25,000 for each appearance.

According to the court documents obtained, Parker signed a contract in January 2019 in which he agreed not to “make any media appearances [from January 2019] through one year after the date of the initial broadcast of the final episode of the series.”

After the season wrapped up on July 30, 2019, court documents alleged that Parker made four public appearances in September and October 2019.

The company also claims he violated the part of the contract that prohibited him from sharing “any information or events he witnessed or learned as a contestant… or make any negative or disparaging remarks about the series and/or its principals, employees or affiliates, at any time.”

A rep for Parker or ABC did not respond.

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