“Single” student Taylor Nolan, a Washington state licensed mental health counselor, could possibly be investigated by the state Department of Health, which has received “multiple” complaints about her controversial tweets, Page has learned. Six.
“This week, we have received multiple complaints against Nolan regarding the issues he mentioned,” DOH spokesman Gordon MacCracken told us Tuesday. “Those complaints are being evaluated. Patient safety is our top priority and we take all complaints very seriously. “
Racist and discriminatory tweets about the BIPOC, LGBTQ, and mental health communities surfaced online last weekend, which Nolan, 27, no doubt wrote in the past. His comments also included comments that many felt embarrassed fat women and whores.
One of the tweets that attracted the most attention, given his profession, was a tweet from May 2012 in which he wrote, “#WeWontWorkIf have I ever diagnosed you with a personality disorder,” and responded to the thread, “Treatment: SUICIDE. “
This week, Nolan has issued several apologies on his Instagram, stating that his tweets from “10 years ago” are “sucks, they suck, they were wrong and they are hurtful.”
He added in a video: “I want to make it clear that they do not take away the work I do today, they are literally how I got here to do this work.”
Nolan was licensed as a mental health counselor in Washington in 2016, and we are told that she “has no disciplinary record.”
According to his LinkedIn, he has a BA in psychology from Stevenson University, which he attended at the time some of the controversial tweets were written. He also has a Master of Science in mental health counseling from Johns Hopkins University.
On his website, Nolan said that he is “passionate about helping people help themselves.”
He made his reality television debut on Nick Viall’s season of “The Bachelor” in 2017. He then appeared on season 4 of “Bachelor in Paradise,” where he met Derek Peth. The couple got engaged after the show, but left in June 2018.
Since then, Nolan has been an outspoken critic of other Bachelor Nation stars who have come under fire for race-related scandals. She called for the firing of host Chris Harrison, who announced that he will be leaving the franchise after defending current contestant Rachael Kirkconnell, who has apologized for her racist behavior in the past.
The Washington State Department of Health clarified that, although they are reviewing the complaints they have received, “not all complaints lead us to open cases” and “treat each complaint individually and evaluate it on its merits.”
We are also told that if an investigation is opened, it “may or may not” lead to charges, depending on the “facts of the case.”
If charges are filed, the potential results can range from “termination or removal of charges” to “license suspension or revocation.”
In Nolan’s case, MacCracken told Page Six: “This is in the early stages and we cannot predict what the outcome may be.”
A representative for Nolan declined to comment.