An attorney for Chris Soules of "The Bachelor," who was arrested earlier this week in Iowa after an accident left a man dead, is asking that his client not be tried in the media.
"Soules’ 911 call, released yesterday, proved that the initial knee-jerk coverage of this accident was incorrect," his lawyers said Thursday in a statement. Attorney Brandon Brown "recognized the heightened level of interest because of Soules’ celebrity status," the statement said.
The small-town farmer went from being a contestant on "The Bachelorette" to courting dozens of women as "The Bachelor," then moved on to compete on "Dancing With the Stars." He and his chosen bachelorette, Whitney Bischoff, ended their engagement in May 2015, nearly seven months after he proposed and nearly three months after viewers watched him ask for her hand in marriage.