Weeks after the Washington Department of Health revealed it had obtained complaints about Taylor Nolan’s previous tweets, Page Six is now reporting she is formally beneath investigation.
As spokesperson Gordon MacCracken informed the publication, the investigation “would not essentially imply that disciplinary motion will happen, simply that we’re transferring to the stage of an investigation.”
MacCracken additional defined to Page Six that the investigation doesn’t have a set timeline and he’s unable to “predict an final result.” As the outlet famous, “The DOH is not going to remark additional on the investigation as it’s nonetheless pending.”
Nolan got here beneath hearth for tweets being known as racist, homophobic, anti-semitic, fatphobic and ableist. The Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise alum has held an lively psychological well being license in Washington since 2016.
MacCracken revealed to Page Six that ought to she face expenses, the outcomes might vary from “dismissal or withdrawal of expenses” to “license suspension or revocation.”
Here’s what it’s essential to know:
Nolan Has Faced Backlash for Past Tweets
Nolan has been a vocal critic as Bachelor Nation has confronted a number of racial scandals, but she quickly discovered herself on the heart of controversy when previous tweets and Facebook posts from 2011-2014 surfaced on Reddit.
Among the tweets had been ones mocking African, Asian and Indian communities, utilizing homophobic and ableist slurs and sharing feedback on “ugly” and “slutty” folks.
She additionally disparaged sexual assault survivors and others who battle with their psychological well being. In one tweet, she wrote suicide is a remedy for sure persona issues.
Since the tweets had been posted, she has issued a since-deleted video and two written apologies on Instagram.
In her last apology immediately addressing apologies to “the LGBTQI+ neighborhood,” “the ladies and survivors of sexual assault,” “these scuffling with long-standing psychological sickness,” “the Asian, the Jewish and BIPOC neighborhood,” and “these scuffling with physique disgrace and fatphobia” on Instagram, she promised, “I could not have stood with you then, however I’ll proceed to face with you in the present day.”
In the earlier ones, she claimed critics who opposed how vocal she is about politics and racism dug up the posts. Nolan later acknowledged she had not seen the total breadth of the resurfaced posts when she initially solely addressed solely communities of colour. She defined how her personal internalized racism from white supremacy precipitated her to perpetuate these views to create a “false sense of security.”
Her many responses confronted criticism, as Bekah Martinez wrote on her third apology that she felt “bamboozled.”
Nolan has remained silent, solely posting in help of Asian Americans who’ve confronted current violence.
The Department of Health Previously Revealed Nolan Has Faced Complaints
In early March, the Washington Department of Health revealed it had obtained complaints towards the psychological well being counselor.
“This week, we have obtained a number of complaints towards Nolan in reference to the problems you talked about,” MacCracken informed Page Six. “Those complaints are beneath evaluation. Patient security is our high precedence, and we take all complaints significantly.”
E! News corroborated the claims, including that no formal investigation had been launched on the time. The spokesperson informed the outlet, “In quick, that is within the early levels, and we won’t predict what the consequence could also be.”
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