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Exclusive: 'Bachelorette' Andi Dorfman resigns from Fulton County district attorney's office

Atlanta attorney Andi Dorfman will be the next Bachelorette. CREDIT: ABC
Atlanta attorney Andi Dorfman will be the next Bachelorette. CREDIT: ABC

Credit: Rodney Ho

Credit: Rodney Ho

UPDATE, Thursday, June 20:  TMZ, which didn't give me credit for breaking the resignation story because TMZ doesn't like to give credit to anybody but themselves, got a hold of her resignation letter, where she said she hopes to get her job back once her "Bachelorette" obligations are over at the end of the year. You can read more here.

Although the Fulton County District Attorney's office gave Andi Dorfman an opportunity to come back after her three-month stint on "The Bachelorette," she has decided to resign instead.

Back in the spring, she was granted a leave of absence with Fulton County DA Paul Howard giving her the option to return.  In the letter he sent her in February (received by TMZ), he called her request "unusual" but nonetheless cleared it. Her leave was unpaid but she had until May 31 to get back to work.

When June arrived, she considered asking for another leave of absence through December, according to a story last week in the Daily Report. But ultimately, she decided to just leave, said Howard's chief of staff Marla Robinson.

She had been part of the gang unit. On the opening episode of "The Bachelorette," which debuted last month, she said, "I put the bad guys away. I love fighting crime... It's empowering."

According to her Linkedin profile, the Wake Forest Law School graduate joined the office as an assistant DA in November, 2012.

What will her future hold? Will she pursue media and entertainment full time like many former "Bachelorettes"? She didn't give the DA's office any clear indication one way or another.

On the TV show, Dorfman has narrowed the field from 25 bachelors to 11. For tonight's episode, she flies to the south of France with the remaining men. Atlanta's own Josh Murray (former UGA Bulldog quarterback Aaron's bro) is still in the running and could very well end up being her beau.


"The Bachelorette," 8 p.m. Mondays, ABC

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