A source tells Us that Dorfman, 27, recently quit and has no plan to return. The news of the Bachelorette's departure was further confirmed by the DA's chief of staff Maria Robinson to the Atlanta Journal Constitution on Monday, June 16.
According to the paper, Dorfman gave no indication on what she plans to pursue after her season of the smash reality series finishes airing.
Dorfman's LinkedIn profile says the Wake Forest Law School grad joined the Fulton County office as an assistant DA back in November 2012.
In her "25 Things You Don't Know About Me," Dorfman told Us that she was fascinated by crime shows like Law & Order: SVU and Forensic Files. Added the Bachelorette, "I'm obsessed with Scandal. Sometimes I find myself pretending to be Olivia Pope."
According to the AJC, Dorfman was granted a leave of absence by her boss, District Attorney Paul Howard, in February. At the time, Dorfman's request was called "unusual" by Howard, but cleared, allowing her to return. The leave of absence was unpaid, and according to the AJC, Dorfman was to return to her post by May 31.
In the season premiere of The Bachelorette, Dorfman briefly touched on her job. "I put the bad guys away," she explained. "I love fighting crime. It's empowering." She went on to say she's thrilled by the possibility of finding her "one true love" on national TV. "Falling in love should be fun," Dorfman quipped. "I don't know what I did to deserve 25 men to want to fly across the country to meet me."
Bachelor franchise host Chris Harrison described Dorfman's no-fuss attitude and background as "a breath of fresh air" to the show. "She handles her business very well," Harrison told Parade in April of the Atlanta-based reality star.
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