During Tuesday night's episode of The Bachelorette's eighteenth season, Jamie appeared frustrated and annoyed when Michelle overlooked him and decided to give her group-date rose to Brandon Jones instead. Jamie assumed he had the rose "in the bag."
Jamie had created a mistrust between Michelle and the rest of the guys in the house by informing Michelle that speculation had been swirling in regards to whether she and frontrunner Joe Coleman dated or knew each other before The Bachelorette began filming.
Jamie claimed he didn't personally care but the speculation had taken on "a life of its own" -- and that even viewers would probably be concerned about Michelle's past, which made Michelle feel like some of the men had been questioning her character and integrity.
During a cocktail party preceding The Bachelorette's third Rose Ceremony, Nayte Olukoya said Jamie had totally made up a story and presented his own insecurities as insecurities other men had.
The bachelors were angry about Jamie not holding himself accountable, and Casey Woods called Jamie "conniving" and "manipulative."
An emotionally-exhausted Michelle -- who only exchanged a few messages with Joe on social media prior to the show -- then approached Jamie, who attempted to backtrack and explain that no specific individual had challenged Joe or Michelle's character.
"It was the open speculation in the house of people talking about the potential of you knowing each other that essentially created its own monster and that had the potential to challenge both of your characters long-term," Jamie announced in front of everyone.
Michelle, however, recalled how Jamie had brought up how one of his friends allegedly spotted her in Minnesota walking with "a tall, light-skinned dude," which fueled the rumor she and Joe had a pre-existing relationship.
Michelle said Jamie supposedly trying to be preventative and proactive by sharing such a story essentially backfired and made a non-issue an issue.
Michelle then asked to speak with Jamie outside, and she accused him of telling her something that was inaccurate and created unnecessary drama around her character.
"You brought up that second story. You put that out there, Jamie, you did! That's not protecting me whatsoever," Michelle told the bachelor.
"I'm very hurt by you right now. I don't trust you at this moment, and I have to be done with it. So I think it's best if I walk you out tonight."