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Cassie Slams Colton For "Monetizing" The Breakup & Going Back On His Word

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When Cassie Randolph and Colton Underwood first announced their split on May 29, things seemed pretty amicable between the two. A little over a month later, their promise to "stay friends" isn't seeming quite as likely. On July 9, the Season 23 Bachelor took to IG to reflect on their breakup, writing that "obviously a lot changed this week." Apparently assuming Underwood was alluding to her July 6 interview on The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever!, his ex fired back, and Cassie Randolph's IG Story about Colton Underwood "monetizing" their breakup is v harsh, guys.

Soon after Underwood posted his Insta, Randolph gave her two cents in a series of three Instagram Stories, which slammed her ex-boyfriend for going back on his word. She started off by stating that she does "not wish to create an online petty war," but she thinks Underwood's July 9 IG didn't respect their "agreement to not publicly discuss [their] breakup," an agreement which she feels she's honored. Randolph went on to explain that she gave the July 6 interview out of respect for the franchise, and she "purposely remained private and vague" while discussing the end of their year-and-a-half relationship.

She continued, "Colton, your last Instagram post saddened me, but also left me frustrated. It seems you are subtly engaging in a tactic that peppers in aggressive comments such as 'that obviously changed this week' in order to make me look like the bad one."

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She requested that, going forward, Underwood would refrain from discussing their romance so as not to "cloud" their "great relationship" with a "messy breakup." Then the California native really spilled the tea. According to Randolph, her ex informed her on the night of her The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever! interview that he intended to "monetize" their split "by writing a new chapter to discuss [his] experience with COVID." (ICYMI, Underwood revealed on March 20 that he'd tested positive for the coronavirus, and he spent several weeks self-isolating with Randolph and her family in California before making a full recovery.)

"You have also refused to give me any sort of approval on the chapter you will be writing, which will heavily feature me... This seems a bit unfair to me," Randolph continued. "Colton, you can do what you want, but please do not have a double standard." The "new chapter" Randolph refers to is likely a future addition to Underwood's book, The First Time: Finding Myself and Looking for Love on Reality TV, which was published on March 31.

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Randolph's final Story wished Underwood "nothing but the best" and expressed the hope they could "move forward in peace." A rep for Underwood later told E! News that Raldolph's accusations about her ex writing a new chapter for his book "are simply not true."

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Sigh. So much for my hope of Randolph and Underwood getting back together. And as much as I'd love to read a new chapter in Underwood's book, I hope these two are eventually able to move on without any ill will.