PETER Weber’s ex and former friend of Victoria Fuller sent out a warning The Bachelor contestant is “crazy” and claims she “threatened” her the first time they met.
Merissa Pence said she dated the ABC star, 28, for five months back in 2012 and slammed her past friendship with Victoria, 26, who she knew from their shared Virginia Beach hometown.
The kickboxing instructor told Us Weekly she "had a great relationship” with the future Bachelor.
“It was casual and I got to meet his parents and his brother and we would just, like, hang out at his parents’ house.
“We were friends for quite a while after [our breakup], but then I was in a serious relationship and Peter had started dating someone else as well, so we really didn’t chat too much,” she told the outlet.
Merissa met Victoria after she moved from the pilot’s hometown of Los Angeles back to Virginia Beach three years ago and described the first time they met:
“Our first encounter was that she told me she was going to slash my tires because I was hanging out with one of her ex-boyfriends.”
Victoria – who has been wrapped up in endless drama since the season began – has not publicly addressed Merissa’s accusations.
Merissa said she later became friends with a girl who was best friends with the reality show beauty: “We all kind of started hanging out. And it just became more of like a forced friendship.
“I wouldn’t, like, voluntarily go hang out with her.”
The blonde fashion school alumn claims their friendship hit another bump when she found out Victoria would be on the show: “Obviously I had my moment because I’m like, you could possibly be with my ex-boyfriend.
“And that’s a little weird, but like, I never asked her not to go on the show or anything because that’s silly.”
She continued to describe a girls night out shortly after news broke that the medical sales rep would be a contender for Pilot Pete’s heart.
“It turned into the Victoria Fuller show because it was three weeks out that she was about to leave for The Bachelor and she just became a very self-centered person.
“We were all out for our friend’s birthday and she was just acting crazy. Just wanting all the attention and it was very distasteful.
“She’s like, ‘Do you know who I am?’ And I was just like, ‘Where is this coming from?’ So that just really rubbed me the wrong way.
Merissa dragged the controversial TV contestant even further: “I’m never going to hang out with her again. She’s crazy. She literally has no respect for anybody around her.
“She just thinks that the world revolves around her and she’s the hottest thing that’s ever hit this planet. And actually the most disturbing thing so far of all of this was the lingerie episode that she just acted like she was this coy person.
“The people in Virginia Beach are even seeing that that’s not you at all. You’re always the one in the bar wanting attention,” she concluded to the outlet.
Before her troublesome run on the franchise started airing, rumors already began to circulate online of her reputation and she fired back at her critics on Instagram this past November: “There will be a time & place where I can defend myself.
“But for now I choose to wait. HOWEVER, bullying is NOT ok. Nor is it fair. Especially when casting judgement and basing opinions upon pure speculation, assumptions, & LIES.”
Peter and his remaning four women are going into the highly-anticipated hometown dates in next week’s episode and he will meet Victoria’s family along with Madison Prewett, 23, Kelsey Weier, 28 and Hannah Ann Sluss, 23.
The Bachelor airs Mondays on ABC at 8pm EST.
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