'Bachelorette' Creator Accused of Attacking His Pregnant Wife For Refusing Abortion

By Zoey Carter··  2 min read
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Mike Fleiss accused of beating pregnant wife Laura Fleiss
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The Blast reported yesterday that Mike Fleiss, the creator of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" - was accused by Laura Fleiss, his pregnant wife, of violently attacking and injuring her in their Hawaii home after he demanded she get an abortion.

According to documents obtained by The Blast, Laura Fleiss (2012's Miss America) filed an emergency domestic violence restraining order, which she was granted.

She claims that on the weekend of July 4th, "While we were at our house in Kauai, Mike demanded that I get an abortion. Our son Ben was in the house, seated in another room nearby. Mike told me, 'If you have an abortion, then we can just go back to the way we were.'"

Laura is 10-weeks pregnant with their second child. The abuse was reportedly caught on video by their security cameras.

In the legal documents filed by Laura's attorneys Samantha Spector and Lisa Meyer, Laura claims her husband violently attacked her over an argument regarding her pregnancy. "While Mike has frequently been verbally abusive towards me during our marriage, in recent weeks, he has become enraged, due to the fact I am pregnant with our second child...

He has become enraged, due to the fact I am pregnant with our second child...

...Mike told me many times that he did not want us to have a second child. He also repeatedly told me throughout our marriage, and prior to our marriage, that he knew he would 'have to have' one child with me because I was 26-years-old when we got married, did not yet have any children, and he knew I wanted to have a family. Mike, however, being 55-years old, did not want to have more than one child together," Laura's statement reads.

Online comments have questioned whether or not Mike Fleiss could be charged with attempted murder of an unborn child (if found to be guilty), since at least 30 States have enacted Homicide Laws that recognize unborn children as victims throughout the period of prenatal development.

This is a developing story.

If you are experiencing domestic violence, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or TTY 1-800-787-3224 for confidential support.

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