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    A "Love Is Blind" Producer Responded To Jessica's Claims That She Was "Forced" To Go Through With Her Wedding

    "I know she gets a lot of vitriol on social media, but she could’ve walked away."

    By now, I'm sure you'll have binged all of Love Is Blind — the reality show where people fall in love without ever having seen each other, before getting engaged and married within the space of a month.

    And if you're a fan of the show, I'm sure you'll also have an opinion on one of the more controversial contestants, ~regional manager~ Jessica Batten.

    As well as causing uproar by giving her dog wine, Jessica also became one of three contestants to turn down marrying her fiancé while standing at the altar.

    However, in a recent interview, Jessica claimed that she actually tried to leave the show before the weddings took place, describing the experience of knowing she'd have to jilt Mark as "psychological warfare."

    "It was psychological warfare," she went on. "Because when you're planning a wedding with someone — I knew I didn't want to marry him. We weren't ready for that. We weren't ready to marry each other in that allotted amount of time we had."

    However an executive producer of the show, Chris Coelen, has now responded to Jessica's claims, refuting the notion that contestants were "forced" into situations they weren't happy with.

    "I know she gets a lot of vitriol on social media, but she could’ve walked away. She definitely could have," Chris told Metro. "I feel like she was very confused and very conflicted."

    "Nobody had to do anything," he went on. "If they found someone, they could choose to propose. They could then choose to accept that or not accept that. If they got engaged, they knew there would be a wedding day that was set four weeks from their engagement."

    In fact, Chris also revealed he was "really scared" by the prospect of nobody getting engaged and the show falling apart.

    You can read the full interview with Jessica Batten here, and the interview with the Love Is Blind producer here.