Former Bachelor Stars Lambast Jason Mesnick

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Former Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants are slamming Jason Mesnick for dumping fiancee Melissa Rycroft for Molly Malaney on Monday's season finale.

On his Facebook page, Andy Baldwin wrote: "Andy is glad when he was the Bach. He was a man and didn't sell his soul and cave. Such a sellout."

Later, Baldwin posted another message re: the shocking Bachelor finale: "You do NOT break up on national television. That is the opposite of a gentleman."

Navy Lt. Andy Baldwin starred in The Bachelor: An Officer and a Gentleman in Season 10. He chose Tessa Horst but broke up with her a few months later.

Elsewhere, Trista Sutter - the only star to wed the person they chose on the show - was also shocked that Mesnick (who has a son, Ty, 4) would propose to one woman, introduce her to his child and then hook up with a new woman."

"How could you go from being engaged to someone, to kissing someone else on the couch?!" she fumed. "He doesn't deserve to walk away scot-free."

"What disappointed me as a mom is that he introduced both girls to Ty ... Melissa was around, and now she's gone. What is Ty going to think?"

Trista Sutter - who is expecting her second child with husband Ryan - said she sent a text message to Melissa Rycroft after the show.

It said: "'I'm proud of the way you handled it.'"

Sutter went on in her posting on "She deserves so much better! Melissa hasn't been able to say anything about this until now, so I think she's relieved. I am happy she can finally move on."

"As far as I'm concerned, this is a blessing in disguise. Now she can find someone who truly loves her."

Sutter called Jason Mesnick "obviously fickle" and warned Molly against jumping into a relationship with him after the way he treated Melissa.

"How can you trust him?" she said.

On last night/this morning's Jimmy Kimmel Live, Jason Mesnick defended his decision to dump Melissa. Check out the interview below ...

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