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“Bachelor’s” Amanda Stanton Pleads Not Guilty in Domestic Abuse Case

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The Bachelor alum Amanda Stanton pleaded not guilty in her Las Vegas domestic abuse case.

Stanton was arrested on Sept. 10 in a domestic violence situation with her boyfriend, Bobby Jacobs. Stanton was taken into custody by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department at The Encore hotel.

A representative for the Clark County Court told PEOPLE, “Ms. Stanton was arraigned today. She entered a plea of Not Guilty, and is scheduled for a bench trial on December 12, 2018.”

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Amanda Stanton mugshot (Photo: Las Vegas Police)

According to police reports, Jacobs claimed that Stanton was angry because he wasn’t answering her calls that night. She first hit him while he was laying in bed, and eventually after hours of fighting, she threw the hotel room’s phone at him. It was also reported that she kicked, scratched, and pinched him.

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A representative released a statement to Us Weekly after Stanton’s arrest. “Amanda is embarrassed and ashamed this happened and sincerely apologizes to hotel security and the Las Vegas Police Department. Amanda is a gentle, respectful person who has never gotten physical with anyone under any circumstance,” the statement read. “That evening she had a few drinks at a bachelorette party and when hotel security asked her and Bobby to quiet down, she got a bit rambunctious.”

Despite claims on Stanton’s violence, her representative explained it was just a playful shove. “Amanda gave Bobby what she thought was a playful shove; hotel security did their job and reported the incident to the police, who in turn did their job. Despite Bobby explaining this was not an ill-intended shove, the police still had to do their job which Amanda completely respects and understands.”

Amanda Stanton and Bobby Jacobs
Credit: Amanda Stanton/Instagram

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