ABC has pulled the second episode of "The Proposal" following allegations of facilitating a sexual assault against one of its male contestants.
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"An allegation has been made against a contestant on next week’s episode of The Proposal," ABC and Warner Horizon told ET in a joint statement on Friday.
"While the accusation was not related to the contestant’s appearance on the program, we take it very seriously. ABC and the producers of The Proposal are pulling the episode while this matter is under review."
Early Thursday, Erica Meshke penned a lengthy public Facebook post, in which she initially accused an "unnamed man" of facilitating her sexual assault, or as she described, a "bait-and-catch horror story. That man's name is allegedly Michael Friday, who was a contestant on what was supposed to be the 2nd episode of the ABC show "The Proposal"
Erica alleges that in November 2017 she agreed to meet Michael Friday in the entertainment room of an apartment complex after matching with him on Tinder.
She claims that when she arrived, Friday was with "two other 50ish year-old men" and eventually left her alone with them.
She now believes that one of the drinks she accepted from the men was spiked. "I was taken to an apartment upstairs by one of the older men, and the things I endured for the next 5 hours were unspeakable," Erica claims in her statement, further alleging: "I was threatened afterwards, and told that he was very 'powerful' and would 'find me' if I told anyone what he did."
This is the Facebook post she put up that has ABC pulling the episode from tonight.
Since that post, more has developed, including other women who have reached out to Erica, allegedly going through similar situations.