Bryan was found not guilty on all counts of perjury but was sited with excessive language and verbally threatening Jackie Warner during the MMA workout. Bryan's outlandish claims of a woman named Ethel, "Blowing in like a twister straight out of Kansas and lashing out at Jackie" seemed somewhat fabricated as no witness ever appeared on his defense. His lack of enthusiasm for the workout and accusations of Dojo employees being "Kinda gay for enjoying balls on their chins" struck a nerve with the jury. Bryan's claim however, of being gay bashed in high school along with losing six pounds this week certainly helped in his conviction being overturned. Bryan had this to say after his win in court. "I really didn't get to go into much detail about my attack in high school so I wanted to set the records straight today. I had been having a "special" relationship with a fellow student for a few years in junior high and into high school. Until one day, something inside of him snapped. He waited in front of my house until my stepfather had left to run a quick errand and then decided to approach my front door. He rang the bell and when I answered, he sucker punched me in the face. The blow was so hard that my teeth went through my lip and my nose was broken. He threatened that if I ever tried to make any type of contact with him again, even glance his way in the hallway, he would beat the s#*$ out of me in front of the entire school. When my stepfather returned from the corner store about 5 minutes later, I quickly made up a lie and said that I had tripped trying to answer the phone and my face slammed into the counter. I was lucky my stepfather bought my story that day, because I was not equipped at that time with the proper tools to have dealt with the reality of the situation. I kept my mouth shut and avoided any and all contact with this boy and lived in fear my entire high school career." Jackie Warner had this to say after hearing of the story and of his aggressive behavior during the MMA workout, "Bryan was bullied. I can understand that now. That makes total sense to me, as it didn't before."
After the trial, the seven were given a chance to address the court, and only Joe took the opportunity to lash out as his fellow cast mates. "Coming in here and lying to all of us I don't think it's fair to the people who are trying, who are progressing to have to listen to that bullshit for 5 weeks. Cut it out."
The prosecution held a press conference immediately following the verdict and Jackie Warner stated, "It is very clear now. I see very clearly what's going on with the people that are succeeding and what's going on with the people that are failing." When asked for a reaction on Jackie's comment, Bryan's lawyer released the following statement: "Mr. Donovan is taking the program very seriously and believes that if you truly put in the effort and hard work, results will pay off. The most important key in this process is honesty, which he believes is what Jackie Warner was trying to get it this week. Being honest with yourself and others might be the most important lesson Bryan has taken away from the program, thus far. He will continue to reach out to others and be as supportive as possible. Mr. Donovan supports Jackie's program and looks forward to continuing his journey."
That trial write up was HILARIOUS. I laughed so hard I cried. I love your humor on the show as well. You and Nicki together...too much! Keep up the good work.
I'm so proud of your progress, and your kindness in offering for Jeana to live with you. Also, MMA is gay, but in a good way, right? I mean, get this party started.
I can't wait to see the next episode and read about what it was like to try to unwrap Jeana.
Bryan, If Bravo does not offer you a spin-off, please, please continue to write. Start a blog or write a book. I promise to read your blog everyday and/or buy many, many copies of your book!! I am in love with you and your writing. My heart breaks for you (being bullied for being your true self) and soars for you (weight loss). You are a good spirit!!! xoxoxoxo!!!!!!!!!!
Bryan you are so very inspirational and a joy to watch! you are definitely my favorite part of thintervention with your funny remarks! keep up the good work and i cant wait to see the end result!
Oh B, how we love thee! I cannot say so much for the sad little snit who, whether weight loss or gain, will never be pretty on the inside--where it counts. (I refuse to even type her name as to keep from giving her one more moment's attention by the text tabulating cyber world at large--but suffice it to say it was one heifer who had the audacity to call the very woman attempting to save her life a "jackass")! YOU, however, are the bee's reported knees and I hope that we will continue to see more of you on this series and FURTHER! :)
Broke your nose? You have the most beautiful nose I have ever seen. Guess it healed well - along with your ability to laugh at yourself. Seems like you have surrounded yourself with people who love you - on and off the show. What a comeback. Your memoir is next...after a Bravo spinoff, if they are smart.
Your blog is so witty...I look forward to it every week. Keep up the hard work. I can't wait to see how it all pays off in the end!!
My family and I love watching the show because you are always so kind and super funny. You're so inspirational too! Next stop, spin off? We would watch you read from the phonebook for an hour...
When I saw the previews for the upcoming lie detector, I was so excited! Yes! Jackie is gonna call these people out!!! Fuuuuunnny! Bryan, you're f-ing halarious! Looking great so far on the show...I can't wait to see the outcome. Aw, man, I don't want it to end! Can't they just make a show with Jackie running around working out? No story line, no monologue: Just Jackie kickin ass...wearing practically nothing...and Bryan commenting on it all. The Bryan & Jackie show.
I love your blog. I never know wht to expect other than I'll be completely entertained. Keep up the great work, and please keep these blogs coming!!
Bryan you are AWESOME! You make me laugh, cry, want to hold your hand, give you a hug and be one of your friends! Thanks for a GREAT post! You are so talented. Much success with your weight loss journey!