‘Bachelorette’ Creator Mike Fleiss Pays Wife $10 Million in Divorce Settlement, Restraining Order Dropped

Laura Fleiss will get $10 million and shared custody of their son

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An emergency domestic violence restraining order brought against “The Bachelorette” creator Mike Fleiss by his wife Laura Fleiss has been dropped as part of their divorce settlement, a person with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap Tuesday.

The former couple negotiated a deal that entitles Laura Fleiss to a $10 million settlement, which might have been higher had they not signed a prenuptial agreement. The agreement also stipulates that they will share equal custody of their 4-year-old son Ben. Their marriage comes to an end after 5 years.

Laura filed a restraining order in Los Angeles Superior Court on July 16, accusing Mike of threatening her and pushing her out of a truck in an incident she says took place at the couple’s Hawaii home the weekend of July 4. Laura, who is pregnant, said Mike demanded she have an abortion while their young son was “seated in another room nearby.” She also said Mike threatened to divorce her if she refused. Mike has denied the allegations and countered them with a claim that Laura had physically attacked him. He filed for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court on July 10.

Reps for ABC and Warner Horizon, which produces “The Bachelorette” and the “Bachelor” franchise, did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment at the time the restraining order was issued or when news of the settlement broke Tuesday.