Twitter praises 'Joe Millionaire' contestant for opening up about being a sex trafficking victim

During Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer Thursday night, while on a one-on-one date with one of the bachelors, Steven, things got serious when 29-year-old contestant Jennie Alexandra revealed a major confession about her past.

Jennie was nervous to share her story with Steven as she admitted, "It's crazy, I'm usually guarded. I want to tell him, kind of, everything, and it's weird doing that and not knowing someone that well. You don't know what they're gonna say or how they're gonna react to it."

However, Steven encouraged her and told her she was going to be fine. Jennie then told Steven, "I am, like, a victim of, like, sex trafficking. It happened six years ago, and we finally had trial four years after. Judge came back in my favor. It was a $13 million judgment and 20-year sentencing. And so that was, like, the most rewarding thing ever."

Jenny, who is an attorney now, went on to share, "I wouldn't be okay with myself if I didn't at least try to do something about it, because it was, like, I can't not do anything. And know in the back of my head, oh, they're probably gonna do this to like other women. 'Cause not only, like, stuff was put online. I mean, I was harassed."

Fortunately, Steven, who just last week during the premiere had to awkwardly send one contestant home early following an uncomfortable conversation, didn't feel uncomfortable about this conversation at all.

Steven told Jennie, "I can assure you, it has absolutely zero bearing on anything that we would have moving forward of how I feel about you. In fact, I can't imagine having the strength to have to carry that burden. And from what I can tell thus far, you are a pretty damn amazing woman."

Viewers took to social media praising Jennie for her bravery in sharing her story and also Steven for how he responded and, ultimately, Jennie's honesty and vulnerability made Steven fall for her even more.

"I can't imagine a better date, especially a better first date. After tonight, my connection with Jennie is at an entirely new level, and I'm really excited to see what's to come" said Steven.

Video Transcript

JENNIE ALEXANDRA: Well I don't even know how to say this. I'm just going straight out say it.

STEVEN MCBEE: Just go right ahead.

JENNIE ALEXANDRA: So, um, I am like a victim of, like, sex trafficking.

KYLIE MAR: During the second episode of "Joe Millionaire, For Richer or Poorer" Thursday night, while on a one on one date with Bachelor Steven, things got serious when 29-year-old contestant Jennie Alexandra revealed a major confession.

JENNIE ALEXANDRA: It happened, like, six years ago. And we finally had trial four years after. Judge came back in my favor. It was a $13 million judgment and 20 years sentencing. And so that was like the most rewarding thing ever.

KYLIE MAR: Jennie, who is now an attorney herself, said that, in the past, she has been harassed about what happened to her. So it is usually difficult for her to open up. Fortunately, Steven, who just last week during the premiere had to awkwardly send one contestant home early following an uncomfortable conversation, didn't feel uncomfortable about this conversation at all.

STEVEN MCBEE: I can assure you, it has absolutely zero bearing on anything that we would have moving forward how I feel about you. In fact, I can't imagine having the strength to have to carry that burden.

JENNIE ALEXANDRA: Thank you.

STEVEN MCBEE: And from what I can tell thus far, you are a pretty damn amazing woman.

KYLIE MAR: Viewers took to social media praising Jennie for her bravery in sharing her story, and also, Steven, for how he responded. And ultimately, Jennie's honesty and vulnerability made Steven fall for her even more.

STEVEN MCBEE: I can't imagine a better day, especially a better first date.

You ready to get out of here?

JENNIE ALEXANDRA: I am.

STEVEN MCBEE: OK.

After tonight, my connection with Jennie is at an entirely new level.

JENNIE ALEXANDRA: Thank you.

STEVEN MCBEE: Absolutely.

And I'm really excited to see what's to come.

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