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Applying to be a contestant on The Bachelor is sort of like signing your life away to a fleet of adorable cupids. It's Chris Harrison's way or the highway — something Ben Flajnik's ex-fiancee, Courtney Robertson, learned the hard way. "In many ways I felt brainwashed," she tells Us Weekly. "You're so closed off!"

Courtney and her fellow Bachelor contestants filmed Ben's season in isolation, and Courtney says she felt tricked into falling for Ben — especially when he brought her popcorn as a romantic surprise. "I realize it wasn't him," Courtney reveals. "It was the producer."

There's no denying that Ben was over-the-top romantic during filming, but Courtney says he turned off the charm as soon as the cameras were off. "Ben said he was all picnicked out," Courtney says, adding that she was "shocked and hurt" when Ben was caught cheating.

This not-so-happy couple finally parted ways in October, and now Courtney is dating Bachelorette's third-runner-up, Arie Luyendyk, Jr., who she describes as a "cool guy."

Do you think Courtney is being too harsh about Ben and her Bachelor producers? Hit the comments!

Source: Us Weekly