Clayton Echard Apologizes to This Contestant for Choosing Shanae Over Her

Clayton Echard finally spoke out about sending a contestant home and choosing to keep Shanae Ankney in the show.

In a statement addressed to Elizabeth Corrigan, who he sent home over feud between her and Shanae Ankney, the Bachelor publicly apologised for the choices he made.

The Bachelor' Clayton Echard Apologizes to Elizabeth Corrigan for Situation  with Shanae Ankney

Here’s what he wrote:

“I’m sorry, Elizabeth, for what you’re going through. I wish I could have seen what was happening when I wasn’t there. I obviously knew y’all weren’t in a good place, but at the time I thought it was, solely, petty drama,” Clayton wrote on Instagram.

“I would have sent Shanae home immediately for making fun of you for being neurodivergent, had I known,” he continued. “Overall, the experience for me watching hasn’t been fun, simply because I’m seeing all the damage that I caused. I really meant well, but my actions weren’t always the best as I now can see the repercussions from my decisions.”

The Bachelor' recap: Clayton chooses Shanae over Elizabeth as Shanae  continues to cause drama, and two more women go home!

“I can promise you I’m learning from the mistakes though and am doing everything in my power to come out the other side a better man.”

Elizabeth has yet to publicly respond to Clayton’s apology. But we always have a Women Tell All for these situations.

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Here’s the full statement Clayton shared via Instagram stories.

clayton apologies to elizabeth via instagram story. SO DESERVED :  r/thebachelor