Bachelorette contestant Brad McKinzie’s Ex Sets the Record Straight


Brittnee Nelson speaks to Wetpaint:

I definitely don’t want to make myself look any worse but I respect Brad and don’t want him to have a bad “domestic violence” image..Brad McKinzie is getting the wrong image painted of him about this whole domestic violence thing…

…We were all drunk. My girlfriend and I had been drinking wine and shots for a couple hours before Brad came home. I was working at Hooters at the time and had a regular that had a lot of money. TO THIS DAY, I have no idea why or what I was thinking but I had sent an inappropriate text message to him (my regular),  Brad opened my phone and read that, causing us to get into an argument. Obviously.

1500493228313245024331792-1372277803At that moment I didn’t even remember sending that text. The next part of the night is kind of blurry. I wanted to leave, all three of us have a different perspective of why I got a bloody nose, but Brad DID NOT HIT ME. What I remember is very vague, but outside of the car, we were all yelling and shouting, causing the neighbors to call the authorities.

At that point we all went back inside. Not too long after the cops arrived. They were inside and I was talking to my friend, (trying to figure out how my nose started bleeding) sitting on the couch and I quietly asked her, “he hit me?” The cops overheard and immediately arrested him. At that moment I tried to take it back and said I was drunk and didn’t really know what was going on. They took him anyway.

I sent numerous emails, letters to the DA and judge saying I wanted all this dismissed. It took a long time but finally succeeded and they dropped everything.

Source:, June 26, 2013

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