More Than Half of Clare Crawley’s ‘Bachelorette’ Suitors Are at Least 10 Years Younger

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(L-R) James C., 23, Jake M., 25, and Matt G., 26. Courtesy of ABC

Let’s hope Clare Crawley has some babysitting experience, because the list of contestants lining up to compete for her love on Season 16 of “The Bachelorette” is out — and more than half of them are at least a decade younger than her.

ABC released the names, ages, and photos of all 32 suitors Tuesday, and the 38-year-old leading lady’s choices range from 23 to 42 years of age.

Age is just a number, but only two of these men are Crawley’s age or older — 38-year-old Mike T. from Canada and 42-year-old Bret E. from Utah. Her youngest suitor, a whopping 15 years her junior, is 23-year-old James C. from Chicago.

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Almost three-quarters of her cast are in their twenties, with only eight in their thirties and just one is in his 40s. There is some good news, though — one of the contestants is 28-year-old Matt James, the frequently Instagrammed best friend of Tyler Cameron, who came in as the runner-up on Hannah Brown’s 15th Season of “The Bachelorette.”

See the full lineup of all of the contestants on “The Bachelorette” official Facebook page.

Crawley was a bold choice to lead the 16th season of the dating series, considering that prior to her casting, the oldest woman ABC ever chose to lead “The Bachelorette” was Rachel Lindsay, who turned 32 while her season was filming in 2017.

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But despite ABC’s efforts to promote love for older people, lately, it feels more like “The Bachelor” casting department is hell-bent on setting up its stars with younger matches.

Bachelor Nation will be quick to point out that matching Crawley with a cast of almost exclusively younger men flies in the face of what fans spent all of Peter Weber’s season of “The Bachelor” complaining about. Only one of the women vying for the 28-year-old pilot’s love was over 30, and, as we all saw on Tuesday’s live finale, his final two picks, Hannah Ann Sluss and Madison Prewett, were both five years his junior at age 23, respectively.

ABC’s head of alternative programming, Robert Mills, even hinted in an interview with Entertainment Tonight that part of the reason for Crawley’s casting was in response to all of the flack from fans about Weber’s contestants being too young, and consequentially, perhaps too immature for marriage.

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“You see a lot of people talking about the age of contestants, I think that’s something we’d probably look at and say, ‘Does it need to be aged up?” Mills said, adding that they would “take that into account moving forward as we think about who the next Bachelorette is going to be.”

Best of luck to Crawley as she wades through this ocean of younger men.

Season 16 of “The Bachelorette” premieres May 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Harvey Weinstein Scandal: A Timeline of a Hollywood Mogul’s Downfall (Photos)

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    Harvey Weinstein was once the king of the indie film world. But the Oscar-winning producer’s career and reputation have imploded since fall 2017, when scores of women stepped forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct. Here’s a breakdown of what happened.

  • Ashley Judd

    OCT. 5, 2017  

    The New York Times published a story revealing that Harvey Weinstein had paid financial settlements to at least eight women who have accused him of sexual harassment or assault. Actress Ashley Judd is the only accuser to go on the record, accusing the mogul of assaulting her in his hotel room. In a statement, Weinstein apologizes, vows to take a self-imposed leave of absence from his company, and bizarrely declares war on the NRA.

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    OCT. 6, 2017   

    Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker, as well as other Congressional Democrats, donate campaign contributions they received from Weinstein to charity.

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    OCT. 8, 2017 

    Weinstein is fired as CEO from The Weinstein Company.

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    OCT. 10, 2017   

    The New Yorker publishes its own piece, written by Ronan Farrow, in which three women, including Italian actress Asia Argento, accuse Weinstein of rape. Through a spokesperson, Weinstein denies any account of nonconsensual sex.

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    Hours after the New Yorker article runs, the New York Times publishes on-the-record accusations of inappropriate behavior from Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie.

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    Model and actress Cara Delevingne also comes forward on Oct. 11 to accuse Weinstein of making sexually inappropriate comments and harassing her.

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    OCT. 12, 2017   

    The NYPD and London’s Metro Police both launch criminal investigations of Weinstein. On social media, Rose McGowan accuses Weinstein of raping her. (He has consistently denied engaging in nonconsensual sex.)

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    OCT. 13, 2017   

    Director Quentin Tarantino, arguably Weinstein’s greatest discovery, says he is “heartbroken” by the scandal. A petition to expel Weinstein from AMPAS passes 100,000 signatures.

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    OCT. 14, 2017   

    The AMPAS Board of Governors expels Weinstein. The Weinstein Company’s development slate falls apart, losing projects with David O. Russell and more. Release of Benedict Cumberbatch’s “The Current War” is delayed.

  • Alyssa Milano on Breastfeeding

    OCT. 15, 2017  

    Actress Alyssa Milano kicks off a cultural movement by encouraging women to share their stories of sexual harassment and assault on social media. She asks them to tag the stories #MeToo.

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    OCT. 17, 2017  

    Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy vows to start an industry-wide commission to create “protections against harassment and abuse.” Frequent Weinstein collaborator and filmmaker Kevin Smith vows to donate all of his Weinstein Company residuals to Women in Film.

  • Wind River

    OCT. 25, 2017   

    The Taylor Sheridan film “Wind River,” which had a successful release by the Weinstein Company in August, excises the Weinstein name from its home video and streaming releases. Principal financier Acadia Entertainment buys the film back from TWC and self-funds an awards campaign. (It doesn’t land any Oscar nominations.)

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    NOV. 6, 2017   

    The Television Academy bans Weinstein for life. The New Yorker runs a follow-up piece saying a battery of former Mossad agents and communications experts were used to silence stories of Weinstein’s impropriety for years.

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    NOV. 15, 2017   

    TWC is hit with a class-action lawsuit from several of Weinstein’s accusers. The company is forced to sell its live-action “Paddington 2” to Warner Bros. to help infuse the studio with cash and keep the doors open.

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    DEC. 6, 2017   

    The Academy announces its “standards of conduct,” which read, in part, “The Academy is categorically opposed to any form of abuse, harassment or discrimination on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disability, age, religion, or nationality.”

  • Jennifer Aniston Reese Witherspoon Oprah Winfrey Taylor Swift

    JAN. 1, 2018  

    #TimesUp is born as four female talent agents from CAA create a legal defense fund for women in the U.S. workforce to protect them from sexual harassment. The effort is announced  and endorsed by contributors like Meryl Streep, Viola Davis, Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, Fox Film head Stacey Snider, Fox TV honcho Dana Walden,  Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey, among others.


    To draw attention to the mistreatment of women in Hollywood, virtually all women attending the Golden Globes wear black.


    Immediately after he wins a Golden Globe wearing a #TimesUp pin, James Franco is accused of sexual misconduct by several women. The accusations, which the actor denies, come in the middle of the Oscar nomination voting period.


    Lady Bird writer-director Greta Gerwig joins Mira Sorvino, Chloe Sevigny and others in saying she would not work in the future with director Woody Allen, who had been accused of sexual assault by his adoptive daughter, Dylan Farrow. (He has repeatedly denied the accusation.)

  • Harvey Weinstein Georgina Chapman

    JAN. 10, 2018   

    Page Six reports that Weinstein and Chapman reached the terms of an eight-figure divorce settlement, with Chapman securing primary custody of the couple’s two children.

  • 89th Oscars Academy Awards

    JAN. 27, 2018   

    The Academy emails members to reveal the process by which violations of its code of conduct can be reported.

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    FEB. 6, 2018   

    “I may be a 75-year-old white male,” says Academy President John Bailey at the annual Oscar Nominees Luncheon, “but I’m as gratified as any of you that the fossilized bedrock of many of Hollywood’s worst abuses [is] being jackhammered into oblivion.” (One month later, the Academy would investigate — and then dismissaccusations of sexual harassment against Bailey himself.)

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    FEB. 8, 2018  

    Los Angeles police send three sexual assault cases concerning Weinstein to the city’s district attorney for possible charges.

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    MARCH 19, 2018  

    The Weinstein Company filed for bankruptcy in Delaware, reporting that it had less than $500,000 in cash on hand. Dallas-based Lantern Capital Partners stepped up as a stalking horse bidder prepared to buy virtually all of the company’s assets for $310 million.

    As part of the company’s bankruptcy filing, TWC also released all of Weinstein’s accusers from any non-disclosure agreements that would’ve prevented them from speaking about Weinstein’s alleged misconduct.

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    MAY 8, 2018  

    Despite a last-minute bid from Broadway producer Howard Kagan’s Inclusion Media, a Delaware bankruptcy judge approves Lantern Capital’s purchase of The Weinstein Company’s assets.

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    MAY 25, 2018 

    Following a months-long investigation by the NYPD, Weinstein is arrested on three felony charges of rape and criminal sex act in connection with two female accusers. Weinstein pleads not guilty and released on $1 million bail pending trial.

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    MAY 30, 2018   

    Weinstein is indicted on charges of rape in the first and third degrees, as well as on charges of criminal sexual act in the first degree, as announced by the Manhattan district attorney’s office. Then on June 1, Three women filed additional charges against Weinstein in a class action lawsuit, saying that Weinstein isolated the women “in an attempt to engage in unwanted sexual conduct that took many forms: flashing, groping, fondling, harassing, battering, false imprisonment, sexual assault and attempted rape, and/or completed rape.” 


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    JULY 2, 2018  

    A grand jury served Weinstein with three more sexual assault charges, an additional count of criminal sexual act in the first degree for forcing a woman to have sex with him in 2006, and two counts of predatory sexual assault. The latter charge carries a minimum of 10 years in prison and a maximum of a life sentence. Weinstein would plead not guilty. 

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    AUG. 3, 2018   

    Weinstein made a push to have a New York judge toss out a criminal sexual assault case brought against him, saying in a filing that the Manhattan district attorney “failed to provide the Grand Jury with exculpatory evidence of the long-term, consensual, intimate relationship between Mr. Weinstein and the alleged rape victim.”

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  • Asia Argento Harvey Weinstein

    AUG. 19, 2018  

    A report in the New York Times said Asia Argento paid a settlement of $380,000 to actor Jimmy Bennett after accusing her of sexually assaulting him when he was just 17. Argento denied the accusations. Rose McGowan distanced herself from Argento, and Weinstein issued a statement saying Argento displayed a “stunning level of hypocrisy.” “The sheer duplicity of her conduct is quite extraordinary and should demonstrate to everyone how poorly the allegations against Mr. Weinstein were actually vetted and accordingly, cause all of us to pause and allow due process to prevail, not condemnation by fundamental dishonesty,” the statement continued.

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    AUG. 30, 2018  

    Former NBC News producer Richard McHugh said that people at “the very highest levels of NBC” worked to quash Ronan Farrow’s Harvey Weinstein story that eventually published in The New Yorker. Then on Sept. 3, NBC News Chairman Andy Lack sent an internal memo saying that after eight months, Farrow’s reporting “did not have a single victim or witness willing to go on the record.” Farrow disputed the memo and said NBC’s list of sources was incomplete. 

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    SEPT. 6, 2018  

    The U.S. Attorney’s office in New York opened an investigation into Weinstein’s involvement with the private spy firm Black Cube to see if he violated any federal wire fraud laws. Weinstein had hired Black Cube to gather information on those accusing him of sexual assault.

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    AUG. 26, 2019   

    Weinstein is indicted on two new charges of predatory sexual assault. He faces seven counts, including first-degree and third-degree rape.

    The new indictment also allows for Annabella Sciorra to testify at his trial. Though Weinstein cannot be charged for raping Sciorra at her apartment in 1993, as she had said in a 2017 interview with the New Yorker, the actress’ testimony could strengthen the D.A.’s case against Weinstein.

    The criminal trial, originally scheduled to begin on Sept. 9, is also pushed back to Jan. 2020.

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  • Harvey Weinstein

    SEPT. 6, 2019   

    A judge grants the consolidation of charges against Weinstein, bringing the count back down to five. The consolidation, which was voluntarily requested by the district attorney’s office, dismisses prosecutors’ earlier charges of predatory sexual assault and essentially replaces them with the two new charges of predatory sexual assault that were included in the indictment last month.

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  • Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey at Glamour's Women of the Year Awards in 2017

    SEPT. 10, 2019   

    Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the New York Times reporters who first broke the Weinstein story, publish their book “She Said,” which chronicles their investigation into the mogul and the aftermath of their initial story.

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    OCT. 15, 2019   

    Ronan Farrow publishes “Catch and Kill,” his own recounting of reporting on Weinstein and the roadblocks he faced while trying to publish his work at NBC News. The book includes damning revelations about NBC News’ leadership and a detailed accusation of rape against Matt Lauer. (Lauer has denied the accusation, and NBC News has repeatedly denied many of the details in the book.) 

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  • Time’s Up denounces the tentative settlement, describing it as emblematic of a “broken system that privileges powerful abusers at the expense of survivors.”

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    DEC. 11, 2019   

    After accusations of ankle bracelet tampering, Weinstein’s bail is increased to $5 million.

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  • Harvey Weinstein Walker

    JAN. 6, 2020   

    The first day of Weinstein’s criminal trial begins in Manhattan. 

    As court was convening, a group of “silence breakers” — including Rosanna Arquette, Rose McGowan, Lou Godbold, Sarah Ann Masse, Dominique Huett, Lauren Sivan, and Paula Williams — hold a press conference outside the courtroom to call on Weinstein to be held accountable for his actions.

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    Just hours after Weinstein left the courtroom after the first day of his trial, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced new charges of sexual assault against the ex-mogul: one felony count each of forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, sexual penetration by use of force, and sexual battery by restraint.

    An arraignment date has not yet been set, but a spokesperson for the DA’s office told The Wrap that they expect to wait until Weinstein’s trial in New York is complete first. 

    Weinstein’s bail is set to $5 million and, if convicted, he faces up to 28 years in prison.

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    JAN. 17, 2020   

    The jury is selected for Weinstein’s criminal trial. The 12-person panel includes seven men and five women. Three alternates are also chosen to sit in on the trial proceedings, should any of the chosen jurors need to be dismissed.

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    JAN. 23, 2020   

    “Sopranos” actress Annabella Sciorra testifies that Weinstein barged into her Gramercy Park apartment around 1993 or early 1994, raped her, and then orally sexually assaulted her. 

    “My body shut down,” she said. “It was just so disgusting that my body started to shake in a way that was very unusual. I didn’t really even know what was happening. It was like a seizure or something.”

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    JAN. 27, 2020   

    Miriam Haley (née Mimi Haleyi), a former production assistant on the Weinstein-produced TV show “Project Runway,” testifies that Weinstein pushed her down onto a bed, pulled out her tampon, and orally sexually assaulted her.

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    JAN. 29, 2020   

    Dawn Dunning, a former aspiring actress now working as a costume designer, testifies as one of the prosecution’s “prior bad acts” witnesses. Dunning says Weinstein put his hand up her skirt and touched her genitals in 2004 and then, later, propositioned her for a threesome with one of his assistants in exchange for movie roles.

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  • Harvey Weinstein Trial 2-21

    FEB. 24, 2020 

    After four days of deliberations, a New York jury convicted Weinstein of third-degree rape and a criminal sexual act, but found him not guilty of the more serious charges of predatory sexual assault.

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    MARCH 11, 2020

    Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison for his crimes.

A blow-by-blow look at how the indie mogul’s career and reputation unraveled

Harvey Weinstein was once the king of the indie film world. But the Oscar-winning producer’s career and reputation have imploded since fall 2017, when scores of women stepped forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct. Here’s a breakdown of what happened.


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