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The Bachelorette’s Jess Glasgow spotted for the first time since scandal

Disgraced politician Jess Glasgow is fearing for his life after receiving ‘death threats’ following his controversial appearance on The Bachelorette.

The local Noosa councillor, who was branded ‘creepy’ and ‘disgusting’ for his predatory behaviour around Angie Kent, told Daily Mail Australia that someone had emailed him anonymously saying they would ‘run him over’.

‘It’s very serious. I had a guy email me saying, “I know you ride a scooter and if I see you on your scooter, I’ll run you over”,’ he said.  

 

Backlash: Disgraced politician Jess Glasgow is fearing for his life after receiving ‘death threats’ following his controversial appearance on The Bachelorette. Pictured in Noosa on Friday

The 37-year-old has also received threatening phone calls from people warning him ‘never to show his face in south east Queensland ever again’.

As he headed into council chambers in Noosa on Friday, the Sunshine Coast local was confronted by a male protester holding a sign that read, ‘Sack Sleazy Jess’.

Over the past 24 hours, he has faced calls to resign from Noosa Mayor Tony Wellington, who has described his behaviour on The Bachelorette as ‘misogynistic’ and ‘highly offensive’.

He is also under investigation for a potential breach of conduct as a result of his behaviour on the dating show. The matter has been referred to the Office of the Independent Assessor.

Threats: The local Noosa councillor, who was branded 'creepy' and 'disgusting' for his predatory behaviour around Angie Kent, told Daily Mail Australia that someone emailed him anonymously saying they would 'run him over'

Threats: The local Noosa councillor, who was branded ‘creepy’ and ‘disgusting’ for his predatory behaviour around Angie Kent, told Daily Mail Australia that someone emailed him anonymously saying they would ‘run him over’

Living in fear: 'It's very serious. I had a guy email me saying, "I know you ride a scooter and if I see you on your scooter, I'll run you over",' Jess said

Living in fear: ‘It’s very serious. I had a guy email me saying, “I know you ride a scooter and if I see you on your scooter, I’ll run you over”,’ Jess said

Under fire: As he headed into council chambers in Noosa on Friday, the Sunshine Coast councillor was confronted by a male protester holding a sign that read, 'Sack Sleazy Jess'

Under fire: As he headed into council chambers in Noosa on Friday, the Sunshine Coast councillor was confronted by a male protester holding a sign that read, ‘Sack Sleazy Jess’

Man of the people? Jess shook the protester's hand as they discussed his recent controversy

Man of the people? Jess shook the protester’s hand as they discussed his recent controversy

Mr Wellington also held a press conference on Friday, telling reporters that he has told Jess ‘to seriously consider resigning from his position as councillor on the Noosa Council.’

On Thursday night’s episode of The Bachelorette, Jess joked that Angie was going to ‘ride’ him and brazenly told her he ‘might get some wandering fingers’. 

Later in the episode, he called Angie a ‘b***h’ after being told she wanted to speak to him about his inappropriate behaviour on set. 

Under the pump: Over the past 24 hours, Jess has faced calls to resign from Noosa Mayor Tony Wellington, who has described his behaviour on The Bachelorette as 'misogynistic' and 'highly offensive'

Under the pump: Over the past 24 hours, Jess has faced calls to resign from Noosa Mayor Tony Wellington (pictured), who has described his behaviour on The Bachelorette as 'misogynistic' and 'highly offensive'

Under the pump: Over the past 24 hours, Jess (left) has faced calls to resign from Noosa Mayor Tony Wellington (right), who has described his behaviour on The Bachelorette as ‘misogynistic’ and ‘highly offensive’

Vile: On Thursday night's episode of The Bachelorette, Jess joked that Angie Kent was going to 'ride' him and brazenly told her he 'might get some wandering fingers'

Vile: On Thursday night’s episode of The Bachelorette, Jess joked that Angie Kent was going to ‘ride’ him and brazenly told her he ‘might get some wandering fingers’

Too far: During a farmyard-themed photo shoot, Jess positioned his head next to Angie's bottom and proceeded to poke his tongue out and make rude gestures (pictured)

Too far: During a farmyard-themed photo shoot, Jess positioned his head next to Angie’s bottom and proceeded to poke his tongue out and make rude gestures (pictured)

Shocking: Later in the episode, he called Angie a 'b***h' after being told she wanted to speak to him about his inappropriate behaviour on set

Shocking: Later in the episode, he called Angie a ‘b***h’ after being told she wanted to speak to him about his inappropriate behaviour on set

'I'm going to find the love of my life in a dirty nightclub': Jess was eventually sent packing, but told producers on the limousine ride home that his journey to finding love was far from over

‘I’m going to find the love of my life in a dirty nightclub’: Jess was eventually sent packing, but told producers on the limousine ride home that his journey to finding love was far from over 

Bachelorette Angie’s brutal farewell

During Thursday’s episode of The Bachelorette, Angie Kent said that Jess ‘gave [her] the creeps’ during their group date.

But she didn’t confront him until learning that he had also made female crew members uncomfortable with his persistent flirting.

During their showdown at the cocktail party, Angie told Jess: ‘You made me feel very uncomfortable at the photo shoot. I said I wanted fun, but I feel like you took it too far.

‘I will never allow a man to come in and f**k with my sisterhood. Never.

‘I feel like you think this is a joke, and that really annoys me. You never talk about me as a person. You always just talk about me as a piece of meat.’

As Jess interrupted to apologise for ‘acting inappropriately’, Angie snapped: ‘I really don’t believe a word that you say. 

‘I don’t trust you and I’m sorry, you’re gonna have to leave.’

Dumped: Jess was sent home on Thursday's episode of The Bachelorette, after Angie Kent (pictured) confronted him over his inappropriate behaviour

Dumped: Jess was sent home on Thursday’s episode of The Bachelorette, after Angie Kent (pictured) confronted him over his inappropriate behaviour 

After packing his bags and being driven away in the limousine, Jess denied any wrongdoing.

‘Apparently I was a bit crude to her on the photo shoot. That’s bulls**t,’ he said. 

‘Apparently that was too sexualising. I don’t know. Obviously, it’s just a different of opinion. I know deep down nothing happened.’

He then added: ‘I’m going back to Noosa to find the love of my life in a dirty, dingy nightclub.’ 

He was eventually sent packing, but told producers on the limousine ride home that his journey to finding love was far from over.

‘I’m going back to Noosa to find the love of my life in a dirty, dingy nightclub,’ he said.

As he continues to face a backlash for his portrayal on the show, Jess told Daily Mail Australia that his one supporter is his new girlfriend, Mandy Lopez.

He's taken, ladies! As he continues to face a backlash for his portrayal on the show, Jess told Daily Mail Australia that his one supporter is his new girlfriend, Mandy Lopez

He’s taken, ladies! As he continues to face a backlash for his portrayal on the show, Jess told Daily Mail Australia that his one supporter is his new girlfriend, Mandy Lopez

In the doghouse! He described his girlfriend as his 'light at the end of the tunnel', but admitted that she 'cringed' at some of his behaviour on The Bachelorette

In the doghouse! He described his girlfriend as his ‘light at the end of the tunnel’, but admitted that she ‘cringed’ at some of his behaviour on The Bachelorette

'I wouldn't be surprised if she left me. It's not the kind of attention you want': Jess is worried his girlfriend Mandy Lopez (right) will leave him because of his behaviour on The Bachelorette

‘I wouldn’t be surprised if she left me. It’s not the kind of attention you want’: Jess is worried his girlfriend Mandy Lopez (right) will leave him because of his behaviour on The Bachelorette

Pictured: Jess' girlfriend Mandy Lopez at the beach in an undated photo

Pictured: Jess’ girlfriend Mandy Lopez at the beach in an undated photo

He described his girlfriend as his ‘light at the end of the tunnel’, but admitted that she ‘cringed’ at some of his behaviour on The Bachelorette.

‘I wouldn’t be surprised if she left me. It’s not the kind of attention you want. If I were her, I would leave me,’ he added. 

When asked why an up-and-coming politician would appear on a dating show, Jess said he saw it as an opportunity to find a partner. 

‘I’m pretty time poor so I decided to go on TV and went into the experience with an open heart,’ he said. 

‘I kind of wanted to show my good side, but the worst side of me was shown. I’ve never seen that side of me before.’ 

Bad move: When asked why an up-and-coming politician would appear on a dating show, Jess said he saw it as an opportunity to find a partner

Bad move: When asked why an up-and-coming politician would appear on a dating show, Jess said he saw it as an opportunity to find a partner

Excuses, excuses! Jess insisted that he isn't sexist, blaming his abhorrent behaviour on 'a mixture of alcohol, a stomach bug and lack of sleep'

Excuses, excuses! Jess insisted that he isn't sexist, blaming his abhorrent behaviour on 'a mixture of alcohol, a stomach bug and lack of sleep'

Excuses, excuses! Jess insisted that he isn’t sexist, blaming his abhorrent behaviour on ‘a mixture of alcohol, a stomach bug and lack of sleep’

Fragile: In the aftermath of the scandal, Jess is receiving psychiatric treatment courtesy of his local council to 'clean these hiccups from his mind'

Fragile: In the aftermath of the scandal, Jess is receiving psychiatric treatment courtesy of his local council to ‘clean these hiccups from his mind’

Angie: ‘Why Jess shouldn’t be fired’ 

Speaking on The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Friday, Angie said that Jess  shouldn’t lose his job over the scandal.

‘I’m not asking him to lose his job, I just stuck up for myself and other women he was making uncomfortable,’ she said.

‘When I heard he made other women feel uncomfortable, that’s when I saw red. I don’t want him to be online bullied, I can’t stand that.’

Angie added that she hopes Jess will ‘learn’ from the experience and treat women with more respect going forward. 

'I'm not asking him to lose his job': Speaking on The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Friday, Angie (pictured) said that Jess should not resign from Noosa council over the scandal

‘I’m not asking him to lose his job’: Speaking on The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Friday, Angie (pictured) said that Jess should not resign from Noosa council over the scandal

Jess insisted that he isn’t sexist, blaming his abhorrent behaviour on ‘a mixture of alcohol, a stomach bug and lack of sleep.’ 

‘I’m not a misogynist, I don’t degrade women,’ he added. 

In the aftermath of the scandal, Jess is receiving psychiatric treatment courtesy of his local council to ‘clean these hiccups from his mind’. 

He's not backing down! Despite being told to resign from his council position by Mayor Tony Wellington (pictured at a press conference on Friday), Jess has no plans to give up on his political career

He’s not backing down! Despite being told to resign from his council position by Mayor Tony Wellington (pictured at a press conference on Friday), Jess has no plans to give up on his political career

'None of us thought Donald Trump would be elected either,' he said, hinting that he will defend his position at re-election

‘None of us thought Donald Trump would be elected either,’ he said, hinting that he will defend his position at re-election

Jess added that Channel 10 had provided ‘lots of support’ but had ultimately ‘thrown him under the bus’ with the show’s editing. 

‘They emphasised certain things and told me to make certain movements during the photo shoot,’ he said. 

Jess also claimed he never applied for The Bachelorette and was ‘scouted’ by producers as a potential villain.

‘They rang me, they knew I was a good person to throw under the bus,’ he said.    

Despite being told to resign from his council position by Mayor Wellington, Jess has no plans to give up on his political career. 

‘None of us thought Donald Trump would be elected either,’ he said, hinting that he will defend his position at re-election.   

Backlash: Jess (pictured on The Bachelorette) is under investigation for a potential breach of conduct as a result of his behaviour on the show. The matter has been referred to the Office of the Independent Assessor

Backlash: Jess (pictured on The Bachelorette) is under investigation for a potential breach of conduct as a result of his behaviour on the show. The matter has been referred to the Office of the Independent Assessor

His only friend in the world! Jess was comforted by his father (left) on Friday as he fielded phone calls from the media

His only friend in the world! Jess was comforted by his father (left) on Friday as he fielded phone calls from the media

One thing he will be doing in the coming weeks is speaking out on women’s issues.

Jess, who has described his grandmother as his hero, is keen to support local women’s shelters for those experiencing domestic violence. 

But if this latest scandal does spell the end of his political career, Jess explained he will simply ‘fall back’ into his former trade as an engineer. 

Meanwhile, Angie Kent has since come out in defence of Jess, telling The Kyle and Jackie O Show: ‘I don’t want him to lose his job.’  

Mayor of Noosa calls for Jess to quit

Below is the full statement from Tony Wellington regarding Cr Jess Glasgow:

‘I am calling on Cr Jess Glasgow to resign immediately from his role as Councillor of Noosa.

‘With his appearance on the reality TV show The Bachelorette, Councillor Jess Glasgow has revealed behaviour that is totally inappropriate for a Noosa councillor, indeed for any individual.

‘The behaviour displayed was misogynistic, crude and highly offensive.

‘Whether or not Mr Glasgow was simply performing for the cameras, he showed incredibly poor judgement in allowing himself to be filmed lying, being extremely and consistently disrespectful of women, and outright offensive.

‘That he did so whilst referencing Noosa is of great concern to many Noosa residents, Noosa businesses, visitors to Noosa and our Council staff.

Pressure: Noosa Mayor Tony Wellington (pictured) called for Jess to resign during a press conference on Friday morning

Pressure: Noosa Mayor Tony Wellington (pictured) called for Jess to resign during a press conference on Friday morning

‘After the first episode, I stated that Cr Glasgow would be referred to the Office of the Independent Assessor as a result of his behaviour bringing the Council and community into disrepute.

‘Compounding this were untruths by Cr Glasgow told to the media suggesting that he had received the Mayor’s approval to appear on the TV program, as well as false statements about supposed accrued leave and pay entitlements.

‘Having now viewed last night’s second episode of the program, I have spoken to Cr Glasgow and told him to seriously consider resigning from his position as Councillor on the Noosa Council.

‘Whilst I do not have the legal authority to remove a sitting councillor, he has arguably brought the Council into disrepute and undermined the good reputation of our Shire.

‘Put simply, there is absolutely no room for vile misogyny and loutish behaviour in Noosa or in Noosa Council.’

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