Bachelorette Emily Maynard has just begun her journey, but she is already set for disappointment and heartache. The single mom will be absolutely devastated when she discovers that her first impression rose guy, Doug Clerget, is hiding a violent past.
The real-estate agent won Emilyâ€™s heart with a letter from his son explaining why he was the best daddy ever. The two clearly connected over the unconditional love for their children, but what Emily doesnâ€™t know is that Doug was arrested for assaulting the mother of his son with a weapon back in December of 2000.
According to Star Magazine, Doug and his baby mama had a heated argument that got physical when he allegedly pushed her and held her against a wall before grabbing a shotgun and storming out to shoot at the ground in their backyard.
When cops arrived at the scene, the woman was scared and confessed she thought Doug had tried to kill himself. His girlfriendâ€™s mother also told the authorities he had physically abused her daughter in the past.
Doug was arrested for reckless endangerment, but after completing an alcohol/drugs treatment program all charges were dropped. The single dad claims he completely changed his life around and he now has the custody of their 12 year-old son Austin.
Do you believe Doug is a changed man? I believe men can change. On the other hand, I also believe Emily should know about this incident to be able to make a responsible decision since this guy could be entering her daughter Rickiâ€™s life very soon.