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Ain’t no Sunshine: Bachelor contestant Vanessa claims she was bullied while in the mansion

She was recently eliminated from The Bachelor reality show and Vanessa ‘Sunshine’ Bennet has since been on the warpath.

After releasing an ‘extremely blunt’ video to Instagram, in which she claimed she ‘gave zero f**ks’ about being kicked off the show, Vanessa has told Who magazine she was bullied while in the mansion. 

When asked what the ‘worst experience’ on the Bachelor was for her on Thursday, Vanessa, 27, said: ‘The bullying. I was subjected to it along with other people.’

Ain’t no Sunshine: On Thursday, recently eliminated Bachelor contestant Vanessa ‘Sunshine’ Bennet claimed she was bullied while in the mansion

She then singled out three girls in particular. 

‘Cat, Romy and Alisha were labelled the “villains” in the house but that almost glorifies their disgusting behaviour. They get their confidence by belittling and bullying other people,’ Vanessa said. 

She added: ‘You only saw a small portion of what went down and to be honest, it was a lot worse off TV than it was on. There’s a way to get your point across without hitting below the belt and they can’t do that.’ 

The three women that Vanessa refers to – Cat Henesey, 24, Romy Poulier, 29, and Alisha Aitken-Radburn, 25 – divided Bachelor fans so far this season, with some viewers labelling them ‘bullies’.

Speaking out: When asked by Who as to what the 'worst experience' on the Bachelor was for her on Thursday, Vanessa, 27, said: 'The bullying. I was subjected to it along with other people'

Speaking out: When asked by Who as to what the ‘worst experience’ on the Bachelor was for her on Thursday, Vanessa, 27, said: ‘The bullying. I was subjected to it along with other people’

Vanessa told the Sydney Morning Herald on Friday: ‘They always seem to justify their behaviour by scapegoating other people. The way that Cat, Romy and Alisha get their self-confidence, their self-validation and their self-worth is by belittling, berating and bullying other people.’

As an example, the legal secretary referred to a recent episode when bachelorettes Blair Thomas, 27, and Shannon Baff, 25, asked Poulier to stop talking behind other people’s backs – only for Poulier to play the victim and say she felt attacked. 

‘It’s OK for them to treat other people like that but when someone [else does it] suddenly they’re the ones in the wrong. To me, they’re just blatant bullies and I’m not interested in that,’ Vanessa told the publication.

Vanessa singled out three girls in particular for their 'bullying': 'Cat, Romy and Alisha were labelled the "villains" in the house but that almost glorifies their disgusting behaviour.' Pictured, from left: Romy Poulier, 29, Cat Henesey, 24,  and Alisha Aitken-Radburn, 25

Vanessa singled out three girls in particular for their ‘bullying’: ‘Cat, Romy and Alisha were labelled the “villains” in the house but that almost glorifies their disgusting behaviour.’ Pictured, from left: Romy Poulier, 29, Cat Henesey, 24, and Alisha Aitken-Radburn, 25

By way of example, the legal secretary referred to a recent episode when bachelorettes Blair Thomas, 27, and Shannon Baff, 25, asked Poulier to stop talking behind other people's backs - only for Poulier to play the victim and say she felt attacked. Pictured: Romy Poulier

By way of example, the legal secretary referred to a recent episode when bachelorettes Blair Thomas, 27, and Shannon Baff, 25, asked Poulier to stop talking behind other people’s backs – only for Poulier to play the victim and say she felt attacked. Pictured: Romy Poulier

However, the three women – who have been nicknamed The Tripod for their close knit behaviour – have insisted that claims of bullying couldn’t be further from the truth.

Speaking to NW on Monday, a defiant Alisha claimed that the so-called ‘nice girls’ on the show were simply putting on an act. 

Meanwhile, Romy alleged that frontrunners Brittany Hockley, 29, and Sophie Tieman, 25, were actually the show’s real villains.

Hitting back: However, Cat, Romy and Alisha - who have been nicknamed The Tripod for their close knit behaviour - have insisted that claims of bullying couldn't be further from the truth. Pictured: Cat Henesey

Hitting back: However, Cat, Romy and Alisha – who have been nicknamed The Tripod for their close knit behaviour – have insisted that claims of bullying couldn’t be further from the truth. Pictured: Cat Henesey

‘[They] were sassy, opinionated and whispering all the time. We overhead a lot of the comments,’ she told NW of scenes that didn’t make it to air.

The Bachelor Australia continues Wednesday at 7:30pm on Network Ten    

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