'The Bachelor' Brad Womack responds to stories of alleged criminal record: 'It was just part of my growing pains' | EW.com

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'The Bachelor' Brad Womack responds to stories of alleged criminal record: 'It was just part of my growing pains'

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Brad-WomackImage Credit: Bob D’Amico/ABCAfter recent reports alleged that Brad Womack, star of ABC’s current season of The Bachelor, has a criminal record – including charges of forging a driver’s license in 1993, public intoxication, and passing a bad check – a rep for the show issued the following statement to EW from Womack:

I’m sure I wouldn’t be the first to admit that I had a couple of missteps when I was a teenager – some 20-odd years ago. Some of the claims have been blown out of proportion, but I took responsibility for my actions and took immediate measures to remedy the situation. It was just part of my growing pains back when I was still young and naïve – you learn from your experiences good and bad – and you move on. It ultimately builds character.

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