THE Bachelor’s Brittany Galvin “manipulated” a wealthy male friend into paying for a $15K international trip but is “NOT” an escort, an insider exclusively told The Sun.
The Chicago-based model was accused by another contestant of “entertaining men for money” as she joined the reality show this week in a surprise mid-season twist.
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Though Brittany, 23, denied being an escort, a friend she has been close with for several years claimed he felt “fleeced” after he paid $15,000 for a trip out of the country.
The insider – who wished to remain anonymous – said to The Sun: “I didn’t consider her an escort before and we had always been friends but in hindsight I was very much taken advantage of.
“She knew I had a crush on her and used it to get to go on a very nice vacation.”
Brittany showed off solo pictures on her Instagram from her foreign getaway which spanned from Dubai to Cape Town, South Africa in December 2020.
The source continued: “She invited me on the trip but only with the expectation I had to pay for everything. And I did pay for everything.
“It cost between $13K-$15K. She wanted to get out of Chicago and couldn’t afford to go there on her own. I would 100% say I was manipulated into going on the trip with her.
“I felt very taken advantage of and left because it became apparent to me the affection and attention given from her had been feigned.”
The source said that “of course” the plan was to hook up on the trip but said the pair “did not end up having sex.”
The source alleged Brittany ditched him following their 40 hours of travel to be with other people while he slept in the hotel room.
When he confronted her and told her was upset, the pal claimed Brittany told him “a bunch of other manipulative stuff.”
“I came home after 3 days of a 16 day trip, she stayed the whole time. She met with friends,” he said.
The informant alleged that Brittany “really crossed the line” after coming home and “lying” about what he said occurred between the couple.
“Instead of telling people what really happened or just saying I went home, she tried to cast me as some crazy person, perhaps to deflect from the nature of her trip and how she had taken advantage of me,” the source said.
He then alleged Brittany made up a rumor about why she really left, as he said “the truth would make her sound like an escort… which is probably something she wants to avoid given the current situation.”
The reality contestant’s former pal added: “We are no longer talking, I had to block her number.”
In response to the ongoing rumors started about Brittany on the show, the source said: “I still wouldn’t necessarily call her an actual escort.
“But she’s definitely a pretty girl who knows it and uses it to manipulate others to get what she wants and doesn’t care what that does to other people or how it makes them look.”
A rep for Brittany did not respond to The Sun’s request for comment.
On this week’s episode of The Bachelor, Brittany made a strong first impression as she steps out of the limo in a plunging sequin gown and exchanges just a couple words before planting her lips onto Matt James.
She is instantly recognized by contestant Anna Redman from running around the same nightlife circle in Chicago.
Both the new and “OG” ladies gathered around a seating area, when Anna told Brittany: “There’s a rumor you’re an escort. And I want to address that with you before it gets spread too much.”
Brittany appeared caught off guard and flat out denied the allegation: “No I’m not an escort.”
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She continued: “It’s ridiculous for that to even come out of my mouth. I’ve had a boyfriend my whole life, since I was 16.
“For you to make that conclusion about me before even knowing me, that’s f**ked up.”
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