Bachelorette Katie Thurston sends Karl Smith home after the other men call out 'lying' contestant in explosive ceremony

KATIE Thurston sent Karl Smith home after the other Bachelorette contestants called him out in the explosive rose ceremony.

The 30-year-old was left shocked when Mike Planeta and the other men banded together to tell her that Karl is a "liar".

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Last week, Karl had taken Katie aside to claim that some of the contestants weren't on the Bachelorette to find love.

The motivational speaker, 34, made the accusations after Katie sent Cody home following suspicions that he wanted fame.

In Monday night's rose ceremony, Mike told Katie that Karl's claims about him and the other guys was wrong.

"This isn't something that we want to do right now given what you've already gone through, but we feel as a unit that it's our job to protect your heart," he said.



"We've cone together in solidarity to say that we think that unfortunately what Karl said wasn't true.

"As a unit we really feel that's what you need to hear."

A baffled Katie turned to the rest of the group and asked, "Do you all feel the same way?"

Her suitors nodded, while Karl looked on in horror.





After expressing her doubts to hosts Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams, Katie decided to send Karl home – as well as Kyle Howard and John Hersey.

This isn't the first time Karl has been in The Bachelorette organization. He was first cast in the show for Clare Crawley's season.

However, due to Covid complications, Karl was cut before the show aired along with Greg Grippo who is also on Katie's season.

Elsewhere in the episode, Katie tearfully revealed she was once sexually assaulted.


During a group date hosted by Bachelor Nick Viall, Katie revealed she hadn't given "consent" during an NYE party 10 years ago.

She took some deep breaths before saying: “I know you all know me as this sex-positive person now.

“But she wasn't always here. 10 years ago at a New Years Eve party, I was drinking and I was involved in a situation where I did not give consent. And I do not wish that upon anybody.

“And I was in denial about what happened, so much so that I tried to form a relationship with him.  So for awhile, I did not have a good relationship with sex. I didn’t even want to talk about it. But it wasn’t my fault.”

Katie said she had to come a long way before she was widely labeled by fans as the “most sex-positive” Bachelorette in history.

She made a wild entrance when she arrived to Matt James' season of The Bachelor carrying a large pink sex toy and went viral for a TikTok boasting of desires to have “sex with a ghost.”

The brunette beauty also proudly wears shirts with messages that include "no fake orgasms" and is adored by fans for being proudly open about the topic.

If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network) at 800-656-HOPE (4673).

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