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Bachelorette’s Luke Pell Defends Himself Against Player Claims

Former Bachelorette contestant Luke Pell is speaking up after two women accused him of being a player earlier this week. 

“They want to slash my character," Army vet Pell tells Us Weekly. 

"I’m respectful. If they want to take it in another direction, that’s their prerogative. I don’t approve of it, but that’s their choice.” 

In a video titled “The Almost Bachelor: Our Untold Story" posted on Wednesday, fashion blogger Airelle Snyder and Bachelor season 21 contestant Lauren Hussey alleged that Pell cheated and played them. 

However, Pell explains that he dated Hussey briefly, but that things cooled off back in January and that they “had a breakup conversation.” 

Meanwhile, he adds that he spoke to Snyder a few times, but never actually dated her.