"Really, what you saw is how it played out," the fourteenth-season The Bachelorette star insisted to People.
Arie recently told GQ magazine he felt "100 percent betrayed" by ABC over how producers "completely edited" the excruciating scene in which he had called off his engagement to Becca weeks after proposing.
It was especially difficult to watch Arie hang around the vacation home and attempt to talk to Becca numerous times as she cried and demanded he get out of the house and just leave her alone.
"I was told to stay on that couch. I tried to leave, and then production was like, 'You need to go back inside. She's finally calming down. I feel like you owe it to her to have this conversation.' So then I went back in the house," Arie explained to GQ.
"They cut out, obviously, production talking to me from 10 feet away. [It] was super unfair to me."
At the time of the finale, ABC billed the "raw" footage as the "first completely unedited scene in reality television history."
So what side has Becca taken in this "edited vs. unedited" debate about The Bachelor's Season 22 finale?
"I mean, if it was edited, that would have been great if you could have cut the scenes out where the snot was running down my face and mascara was covering my forehead," Becca quipped to People.
"But no, that really played out to what actually went down. And you saw the awkward silences, you saw the 'get outs,' you saw all the tears. And so it holds all parties accountable."
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In a separate interview withEntertainment Tonight, Becca reiterated how Arie's actions "were his own."
"I don't think production really had a hand in how long he stayed or didn't stay. I explicitly said 'leave' and 'get out,' and he could have if he wanted to. He's a grown adult," Becca explained.
Arie proposed marriage to Becca onThe Bachelor finale but dumped her weeks later during what was supposed to be a happy-couple getaway because he said he still loved his season's runner-up, Lauren Burnham.
Within days, Arie traveled to Lauren in Virginia and begged her to take him back. The couple reconciled, got engaged live on The Bachelor: After the Final Rose, and then moved into a home together in Arizona.
Arie and Lauren are currently planning a January 2019 wedding in Hawaii, as Becca's The Bachelorette season unfolds on ABC.