“Bachelor” alum Taylor Nolan, a licensed mental health counselor in Washington state, could possibly be investigated by the state’s Department of Health, which has received “multiple” complaints over her controversial tweets, Page Six has learned.
“This week, we’ve received multiple complaints against Nolan in connection with the issues you mentioned,” DOH spokesperson Gordon MacCracken told us on Tuesday. “Those complaints are under assessment. Patient safety is our top priority, and we take all complaints seriously.”
Last weekend, racist and discriminatory tweets about the BIPOC, LGBTQ and mental health communities — admittedly written by Nolan, 27, in the past — surfaced online. Her comments also included remarks many considered to be fat-shaming and slut-shaming.
One of the tweets that raised the most eyebrows — given her profession — was a tweet from May 2012 in which she wrote, “#WeWontWorkIf I have ever diagnosed you with a personality disorder,” and replied to the thread, “treatment: SUICIDE.”
This week, Nolan has issued several apologies on her Instagram, stating that her tweets from “10 years ago” are “sh–ty, they suck, they were wrong, and are hurtful.”
She added in a video, “I want to be clear that they don’t take away from the work I do today, they are literally how I got here to doing this work.”
Nolan was licensed as a mental health counselor in Washington in 2016, and we’re told she has “no previous disciplinary history.”
According to her LinkedIn, she has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Stevenson University, which she attended at the time some of the controversial tweets were written. She also has a Masters of Science in mental health counseling from Johns Hopkins University.
On her website, Nolan said she is “passionate about helping people help themselves.”
She made her debut on reality television on Nick Viall’s season of “The Bachelor” in 2017. She then went on to appear in Season 4 of “Bachelor in Paradise,” where she met Derek Peth. The couple got engaged after the show but called it quits in June 2018.
Since then, Nolan has been an outspoken critic of other Bachelor Nation stars who have come under fire for race-related scandals. She called for the firing of host Chris Harrison, who announced he’s stepping away from the franchise after sticking up for current contestant Rachael Kirkconnell, who has apologized for her own past racist behavior.
The Washington State DOH clarified that although they are reviewing the complaints they have received, “not all complaints lead to us opening cases” and they “treat each complaint individually and evaluate it on its merits.”
We’re also told that if an investigation is opened, it “may or may not” lead to charges, depending on the “facts of the case.”
If charges are filed, potential outcomes can range from “dismissal or withdrawal of charges” to “license suspension or revocation.”
In Nolan’s case, MacCracken told Page Six, “This is in the early stages, and we can’t predict what the result may be.”
A rep for Nolan declined to comment.