What is Luke Parker's net worth? The Bachelorette's 'villain' ordered to pay $100K for breach of contract
Parker, 26, allegedly made several unauthorized media appearances while still under contract and now his company is demanding $100,000 from him
It's pay time for ‘The Bachelorette’ Season 15’s infamous Luke Parker, who may resonate more to ‘Villain Parker’ after his treacherous display of character got him kicked out of the show by Queen bee of the season Hannah Brown. He is now due to pay $100,000 to the producers of the show after violating the contract he signed with NZK Productions Inc., the production company behind ABC's stalwart reality romance.
Parker, 26, allegedly made several unauthorized media appearances while still under contract. The company’s demand for $100,000 from him was approved on September 30 by judge David Sotelo, as per reports. While the latest season of ‘The Bachelorette’ is out, this blast from the past looks like divine retribution.
Parker’s net worth is estimated to be around $300,000, which means that he is now ordered to pay one-third of his total net worth. Parker was a controversial figure during the show, his bigotry and narrow thought process about morality and having sex before marriage had him on the receiving end of Brown’s and fans' condemnation.
During an argument on the show with Brown, Parker revealed that although he’s not a virgin, he’d been refrained from having sex for nearly four years and plans to wait until marriage to have sex again and he expected the former Miss Alabama USA to do the same. “I just want to make sure that you’re not going to be sexually intimate with the other relationships here,” he said. “I totally have all the trust in the world in you, but at the same time, I just want to make sure we’re on the same page. Like, if you told me you’re going to have sex or you had sex with one or multiple of these guys, I would be wanting to go home, 100 percent.”
The production company stated in its court filing that Parker signed a contract that stipulated he was barred from “any unauthorized use or disclosure of any information or events he witnessed or learned as a contestant … or make any negative or disparaging remarks about the series” until his contract expired on July 30, 2020. However, according to the filing, Parker made “at least four” press appearances in September and October 2019 without NZK’s approval.
Born in Alabama, Georgia, Parker played baseball in college and also has a degree in sports management from Faulkner University. Even though Parker bills himself as an entrepreneur on his LinkedIn page, he also said he worked part-time at CrossFit, an intense fitness studio that includes interval training, Olympic weightlifting and powerlifting. He revealed last year that he’s been training in order to achieve his goal of qualifying for the CrossFit Games.
The exact date that Parker will be emptying his pockets hasn't been specified as yet.