The split between former "The Bachelor" couple Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph has taken a nasty turn, and it's now involving the legal system.
On Sept. 11, TMZ reported that Cassie filed for a restraining order against Colton in Los Angeles.
It's unclear if a judge has signed off on the temporary restraining order.
In her filing, Cassie lobs several damning accusations against Colton — all of which paint him as obsessive and controlling. TMZ reports Cassie claims Colton is "stalking and harassing her with unsettling text messages." She even says Colton put a tracking device on her car.
She further claims that he's showed up uninvited to her Los Angeles apartment and her parents' nearby home and once loitered around her bedroom window at 2 a.m.
"She alleges Colton also sent anonymous text messages to her and to himself pretending to also be a victim of the anonymous stalker," TMZ reports.
This is a rather stunning development between the once-happy couple, who got together at the end of season 23 of "The Bachelor."
In late May, after Colton recovered from COVID-19, the duo announced on social media that they had split.
"First off, I want to say this is one of the hardest things I have had to share as neither one of us is quite ready to talk about it yet. However, because our relationship is such a public one, our silence on the matter has been speaking for us," Cassie wrote on Instagram. "Colton and I have broken up, but have decided to remain a part of each others lives. With all that we have gone through, we have a special bond that will always be there. I love Colton very much and have an enormous amount of respect for him. We have both learned and grown so much these past couple years, and will always have each others back. Always."
In July, the split got messy after Cassie chatted with Chris Harrison on "The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons — Ever!" After the chat aired, Cassie ripped producers for editing the interview. Colton was displeased, too, and threw shade at his ex for the interview. Cassie then followed up by accusing Colton of trying to "monetize" their breakup.
"You informed me you intend to monetize our breakup by writing a new chapter to discuss your experience with COVID (where you stayed in my family's house during your recovery & about our breakup)," she wrote on her Instagram Story. "You have also refused to give me any sort of approval on the chapter you will be writing, which will heavily feature me. … This seems a bit unfair to me. Colton, you can do what you want, but please do not have a double standard."
Colton denied the accusation.
In August, the duo unfollowed each other on Instagram.