This past season of 90 Day Fiance had its ups and downs for all of the relationships, but one of the new 90 Day Fiance stars is so unhappy that he’s publicly ranting against TLC and the show’s producers.
And he’s also announced his intention to sue.
Molly Hopkins is 41 years old. She’s an American — specifically from Georgia.
26-year-old Luis Mendez is Dominican.
He and Molly met and fell for each other outside of the US, when she was on a trip and when he was working in a bar.
The two of them decided to not only pursue their relationship, but to go on 90 Day Fiance so that the rest of the world could watch the highs and lows of their relationship.
Oh, and so that they could make a little cash.
And one of the big concerns that Molly had was seeing how good of a stepfather the more-than-slightly younger Luis would be to her daughters, one of whom is 7 and the other of whom is 16.
In addition to the all-important test of whether or not Luis would fit in with Molly’s family …
(After all, your kids should always take precedence over your romantic pursuits)
… The couple had a few hurdles to cross. Molly Hopkins has a shady criminal history that mostly involves what we’ll delicately describe as reasons why you don’t want to ride in a car with her.
Also, Luis would have to get along well with more than just Molly’s family. His romance with Molly needed to click when they were living together.
(Sometimes, what’s sexy and romantic on vacation turns into an annoyance back at home, in the real world)
Finally, some wondered if the younger man who had tended bar in Santo Domingo was really interested in Molly Hopkins for romantic reasons … or if he was using her, hoping to land legal residence in the United States.
As we already told you, Molly Hopkins and Luis Mendez did get married.
But married isn’t the same thing as happily ever after, folks.
See, after the couple got married — which they apparently did without informing TLC of the event, which kind of defeats the purpose of appearing on the show in the first place — things went south.
The two separated, only reconcile before the Tell All special was filmed.
But then the husband and wife seemed to have trouble again.
At the beginning of January, Molly told Luis that she was filing for divorce.
That is part of what has led to Luis Mendez’s dissatisfaction, we assume.
But that’s not the focus of his rant, which he posted to social media:
“TLC is a piece of s–t.”
Wow, tell us how you really feel.
“They only use the immigrant people for make million dollar, they don’t pay to us in the first 90 days and they destroy our lives with bad fame.”
That’s quite an accusation.
“But I don’t receive any money, only the American people bc we are trash for them.”
He added another message with similar points … and expressed a strong desire to take legal action.
“Immigrant people only are trash for TLC. I want to meet a lawyer in NYC to sue those bastards.”
Now, it seems that he’s complaining about money. 90 Day Fiance stars are paid for their work, but in comparison to other reality salaries, it’s not all that much.
We should point out that, although countless companies employ immigrant labor and pay them less than they deserve, that isn’t necessarily what’s behind this.
You need a work visa in order to work in the US if you are not an American citizen. It’s possible that they aren’t legally permitted to pay Luis until he gets one.
Now, if there’s been anything improper in terms of paying him, maybe Luis can get that money through a lawsuit. But our guess is that Luis just needs to have a work visa.
It sounds like he’s complaining about his portrayal on the series. That … well, he presumably signed a contract saying that he can be edited in any way that the show sees fit. Tough luck.