Former “Bachelor” contestant Ashley Iaconetti is clarifying her comments after she said in an interview that Tommy Lee “basically sexually assaulted” her at a Mötley Crüe show.
“I have a story with Tommy Lee, he almost like, he basically sexually assaulted me,” the 29-year-old reality star said in an interview with “The Tomorrow Show” on Monday. “He like pushed me against a couch very similar to this, and like licked me from my chin to my forehead, which apparently I found out is something that he just does.”
She explained that she was backstage at one of the band’s shows when the incident occurred.
She continued, “Then I said I have a boyfriend … and I was like, ‘Please don’t touch me’ … 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.’ I was like, ‘Okay, I think I’m going to leave now.’ And then I walked out of the room and I just like hung out backstage with my sister. Yeah, it was kind of creepy.”
However, she told Page Six on Tuesday that she didn’t actually feel she’d been assaulted and was “just really taken aback and really out of my comfort zone.”
“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,” she told us. “I fully expected backstage at Mötley Crüe to be a completely different and sort of scary experience.”
“We laughed about it as soon as we got into the car and still do to this day. It’s just a funny story to tell,” she added.
Iaconetti was on Chris Soules’ season of “The Bachelor” in 2015 and appeared on two seasons of “Bachelor in Paradise.” She was known for both her constant crying and for being a virgin.
Lee’s rep did not return a request for comment.