If you blinked too quickly, you might have missed the strange Lifetime show Marrying Millions. It was helmed by the same creators of 90 Day Fiance, with a similar premise of showing off atypical relationships. The stars were a bunch of millionaires who were in relationships with partners who were basically your average Joes, with significantly less money in the bank. The show had massive age gaps, family drama and a whole lot of questionable motives, but was entertaining, to say the least.
The show has only aired for two seasons, and it’s unclear if Lifetime will release a third season. But following some harrowing news about one of the show’s stars, Lifetime has completely scrubbed the show from its website, so it’s not looking promising. And be warned from this point on in the story, the allegations are horrifying and may be triggering to some people.
The news broke last week that Bill Hutchinson, a 63-year-old real estate developer, was charged with two counts of sexual assault against minors. Bill first appeared on the show at age 60, with his much younger 21-year-old girlfriend Brianna Ramirez. Starcasm reports that Bill was arrested on July 6 in Dallas and being charged with sexual assault involving a 17-year-old high school student that was reportedly living in his house.
The victim claims the assault took place on May 7, when Bill allegedly “inappropriately” touched her in the home. Bill also allegedly “digitally penetrated her vagina with his finger without her consent,” when she was intoxicated and asleep on the couch. In Texas, the age of consent is 17, so the charge is a second-degree felony. She was “frozen with fear” and claims Bill only stopped the assault “when he noticed blood on his finger.” Absolutely disgusting.
The alleged victim reportedly moved in with Brianna and Bill in March, to finish her junior year of high school as her family moved out of state. The report states that Bill was living with Brianna, Bill’s 13-year-old biological son, the 16-year-old daughter of his ex-wife, and another 17-year-old girl who Bill is allegedly the legal guardian. The victim also alleges that Bill would regularly provide alcohol and allowed marijuana usage for the minors living in the home. It’s clear from his stint on the show that he has a thing for young women and infidelity, but this is an entirely new level of nasty and horrifying.
Brianna posted a photo alongside Bill in May on her Instagram on a “date night” which shows they were still together a few weeks back. Her most recent Instagram post is from July 4, but Bill does not seem to appear in any of the photos.
Then, after Bill was arrested in Texas on the assault charges, he was charged in California for the felony rape of an unconscious person, who is allegedly a 16-year-old girl, and five misdemeanor counts of touching an intimate part of another person. During the investigation, police say they obtained a video involving another minor in the home alleging similar behavior in California prior to the Orange County police filing the charges.
The police report, according to Starcasm, states that Bill allegedly assaulted two 16-year-old girls vacationing with him in Laguna Beach. He allegedly brought the girls on two separate vacations to Laguna in the spring of 2021, where he allegedly raped one of the girls while she was unconscious and committed sexual battery against one of the minors. According to Bill’s Instagram, he posted photos of himself vacationing in Laguna in April when the incident allegedly occurred.
Bill turned himself in Highland Park, Texas on July 7 and was released on a $30,000 bond. Why is this monster even allowed to buy his way out with a bond? A warrant for his arrest has been issued in Orange County, where he faces a maximum sentence of eight years in state prison.
Unsurprisingly, Bill is denying the allegations and his lawyer claims the victims are using the allegations as a grab for Bill’s money, TMZ reports. Bill’s statement read, “I’m innocent of this charge and accusation. Anyone who knows me in this city knows that I am not capable of assault, sexual or otherwise. Hopefully, all of my colleagues and friends will give me the benefit of the doubt until I prove my innocence in court.” Again, absolutely vile. And unsurprising he’s blaming money for the allegations, not his predatory behavior.
TELL US – WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST BILL? DO YOU THINK LIFETIME WILL CANCEL MARRYING MILLIONS FOLLOWING THE ALLEGATIONS?
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