Ashley Iaconetti Retracts Tommy Lee Sexual Assault Claims (UPDATE)
UPDATE (4/19/2017 at 2:45 p.m. ET):
We were pretty alarmed by Ashley Iaconetti’s claims this week about her encounter with Tommy Lee.
Though it was apparently over half a decade ago, the idea that the rocker licked her face unprompted, and then threatened to have his way with her in front of a room of people is scary — but not sexual assault, according to the Bachelor in Paradise star.
After the story broke, Ashley clarified her comments on Keven Undergaro’s The Tomorrow Show to PageSix.
The brunette beauty maintains she didn’t actually feel she’d been assaulted and was “just really taken aback and really out of my comfort zone.”
She reasons, “I was a fresh 22 years old, only kissed a handful of guys, super innocent, was used to going to [New Kids on the Block] and Jonas Brothers concerts.
“I fully expected backstage at Mötley Crüe to be a completely different and sort of scary experience,” she concludes.
Some might carry this “scary experience” with them, but Ash says it’s “just a funny story to tell.”
“[My sister and I] laughed about it as soon as we got into the car and still do to this day,” she concludes.
At this time, Tommy Lee’s team has yet to respond to the comments. Scroll through for more on the Bachelor alum’s odd backstage encounter.
Original story (4/18/2017 at 11:30 a.m. ET):
Leave it to Ashley Iaconetti to make news in the middle of the night.
The Bachelor in Paradise star was guest hosting Maria Menounos’s fiancé Keven Undergaro’s talk show, The Tomorrow Show, last night, when she revealed something shocking about a rock icon.
The 29-year-old detailed one time when she and sister Lauren Iaconetti went backstage at a Mötley Crüe concert, and things got — well, uncomfortable, to say the least.
“He basically sexually assaulted me,” the Bachelor 2014 alum says of Pam Anderson’s former husband.
She continues, “He like pushed me against a couch… and like licked me from my chin to my forehead, which apparently I found out is something that he just does.”
Ew! And it didn’t stop there.
“Then I said I have a boyfriend,” KardAshley recalls, “I was like, ‘Please don't touch me.’”
But the 54-year-old wouldn’t take no for an answer.
She details, “He didn't really care. Then he grabbed me by my shoulders and he said, ‘I'm gonna have my way with you right here on the floor in front of everyone.’”
Instead, she was able to leave the room soon after, though she admits it was “kind of creepy.” Still, that didn’t stop her from trying to sell her fairer-haired sister to the rocker.
“I was like, ‘My sister's into you, my sister's into you, and he's like, ‘I'm so over blondes,’” she recounts.
As she remembers, he’d just broken up with Pam for “the thirteenth time,” so it didn’t work out.
However, there is one celeb Ash would probably be OK with licking her face...
Actor Scott Eastwood, with whom she says she’s “obsessed,” and she was lucky enough to meet him at a Fate of the Furious screening recently.
“I always thought he was really hot,” she gushes. “But now after I met him, I’m just in fantasy land as if I’m a teenager.”
If things don’t work out with Scott, she’s always got Paradise to fall back on! In fact, though she’s already done two seasons on the summer spin-off, she’s not opposed to going back again.
"The only reason I would go back on the show now is if I was the Bachelorette, I would absolutely be the Bachelorette,” she starts.
She adds, “And then maybe in a couple years, if like my career is like going nowhere and I'm single and still a virgin at 31…. heck, I'd do Paradise again!"
We’d be happy to have you back, girl!
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