Chris Harrison Speaks Out About The ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Investigation
Chris Harrison has broken his silence on the Bachelor In Paradise scandal that shut down production.
The host of the franchise released a statement on Good Morning America addressing the “allegations of misconduct” and the consequences that followed. He began:
“By now, no doubt, you have heard that we have suspended production on this season’s Bachelor in Paradise. I can confirm to you that this is sadly the case. Out of respect to all involved, there’s only so much I can and will say at this time. Normally with a situation like this I would not say anything until the incident is fully resolved, but with all the rumors and misinformation being put out there, I don’t find that to be possible anymore.”
Filming ceased and contestants were sent home when producers became aware of a sexual encounter between two intoxicated contestants that may not have been consensual. Chris continued:
“There are a lot of competing details in the various press accounts of the incident. And there’s a lot of misinformation out there too. We urge everyone to be patient until the investigation is complete.”
The star encouraged fans to be stand by, and to be sensitive to the people involved. He added:
“I know in this day and age we want and even expect immediate answers but in this case it’s just not possible. So again I urge you to please be patient and respect the privacy of the parties involved. I will keep you as informed and up to date as I possibly can. We’re sorry for any inconvenience and disappointment this may have caused the cast, the crew and our loyal fans. It is my sincere hope that we can come to a quick resolution on this and get back to work very soon.”