Last week, Steve apologized on Twitter. “I had no idea at the time that conversation made you feel that way,” he began. “I am apologizing now knowing how uncomfortable I made you feel. I crossed boundaries I didn’t think at the time I was crossing. I did not know this until today. So for that, I hope you can accept my apology.”
In his new note, Steve admitted he botched his initial apology, saying, “I should’ve taken longer to process.” He said the tweet was “rushed, not well written, and interpreted poorly,” as well as “Wrong. Just wrong.”
He explained his thought process at the time, saying, “I was totally caught off guard, and I wanted to respond quickly so I didn’t look like I was trying to duck responsibility or not care about her feelings… Had I taken a moment, I could’ve said I need to respond simply to her feelings, put mine to the side, this is not about me, this about her. I totally get that.”
Steve then described his relationship with Demi from his perspective, calling her an “acquaintance” that he had been speaking to for less than a month at the time of the incident. The Bachelor alum had found love on the sixth season of Paradise the year prior, in 2019.
“I don’t know her deeply, she doesn’t know me deeply. Which makes the conversation I had with her all the more cringey. 100%,” he wrote. “But, I’m not someone who wants to make a girl, or anyone, feel uncomfortable.”
He then tried to explain why he felt it was appropriate to share his sex dream with his acquaintance.