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Former ‘Bachelor’ segment producer sues Warner Bros. and producers, alleging sexual harassment

A former producer who worked on “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” has filed a complaint against Warner Bros., the show’s production company and five producers, alleging she was sexually harassed on the set of the reality show.

In the complaint filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Becky Steenhoek said that she was repeatedly asked questions about her sex life during production of the 2016 season of “The Bachelorette” featuring JoJo Fletcher. Warner Bros. declined to make anyone available to comment on the allegations.

Steenhoek said five of the show’s executive and cast producers asked her graphic personal questions including, “Is your vagina shaved?,” “Have you ever fondled [testicles] before?” and “Have you ever sat under a shower faucet or touched yourself to masturbate?”

Steenhoek, 31, said in an interview with The Times that she was “raised in a Christian household” and was uncomfortable with the line of questioning. Her colleagues’ personal inquiries would often make her blush, she said, which only intensified their prodding.