Sharna Burgess comes to her dance partner Bonner Bolton’s defense following his “handgate” on “”. The 29-year-old bull rider was caught live on camera seemingly groping Burgess. The cowboy grazed her private area when he wrapped his arm around her backstage.
“Anyone who has the ridiculous idea that it was intentional … is straight up stupid. As in lacking the intelligence to realize it was innocent,” Burgess wrote on Twitter. “@bonner_bolton ‘s a true southern gentleman & was so embarrassed that it even happened let alone got caught on camera for gossips to gawk at.”
Bolton also said it wasn’t intentional. “I was just stargazed by Nick [Viall] and Peta [Murgatroyd]’s performance and I was looking at the TV screen. I felt her bump into me yet I wasn’t really looking at what was bumping into me,” he told ET. “There was some hand placement that went south, so to speak … [it was] totally unintentional.”