Josh Murray Issues Statement About Breakup With Amanda Stanton

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Could this be the messiest breakup in Bachelor Nation history? After Amanda Stanton gave a long and detailed breakup analysis in an interview, Josh Murray has issued a statement about their split.

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Last week, there were unsubstantiated reports that Josh called the cops on Amanda, in order to retrieve the car he had gifted her with. Amanda claimed that she was trying to make arrangements to take over the payments when law enforcement showed up with Josh's assistant Hayley to take it back. 

In an interview with E! News, Amanda alluded to the incident and called the whole thing "embarrassing." She said, "It just felt really weird to me because I didn't even get a text message from him or Haley for that matter. Nobody just said, 'Hey Amanda can we come grab the keys?' Nobody. Nothing. Literally, just sent cops to my house. It was just weird."

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She added, "I called him and I texted him after because I was upset. I was like, 'Hey why did you do that, what's going on? Why didn't you just ask me?' And he would just respond, 'Leave me alone.'"

After Amanda's interview, Josh gave his own statement to E! News, and threatened to take legal action against his ex-girlfriend. He expressed his desire for Amanda to "stop lying about me, stop speaking to the press about me ... [and] stop trying to cyber bully me."

Josh continued:

I haven't said anything to the press or on social media about her because I moved on with my life. I've been out of the country enjoying vacation with my family. However, if Amanda or any of her friends and family continue to speak falsehoods, misrepresentations, and defame my name, I will have no choice but to move forward with legal actions as I've been advised to do, although I'm really trying not to.

Amanda was correct in saying I want her to leave me alone, so I'm not sure why she can't just do that and not speak of me because I don't speak of her. At the end of the day, in the past few months, she still had me coming back and staying in our place in LA together, being intimate, and interacting with the kids as a family again. She even flew to Atlanta to spend time with me and stayed with me, so obviously there was interest in being with me despite all the negative and hurtful things that are being said now.

I'm going on with my life and career, so I'd rather not focus on continuously speaking to the media or writing books about failed relationships.

Ugh, the whole thing just sounds awful, especially considering that Amanda's two young daughters from her previous marriage were involved in the whole thing. Josh moved out to southern California from the Atlanta area after they met and got engaged on Bachelor in Paradise last summer.

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Amanda said that the girls have taken Josh's departure from their life as well as possible, and that she's told them that Josh moved back to Georgia to live with his family. She explained, "I feel like it's been a pretty easy transition that I was really nervous about and so I'm happy it was an easy transition, but it was definitely a mistake I would not make again."

As much as we would've loved to see these two work it out, it really sounds like they're over for good at this point. By the time you're making press statements about each other, it's probably safe to assume getting back together would be a really bad idea.

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