‘Bach­e­lor’ host is­sues state­ment

Los Angeles Times - - QUICK TAKES - — Christie D’Zurilla

Chris Har­ri­son, host of “Bach­e­lor in Par­adise” as well as the other shows in ABC’s look­ing-for-love fran­chise, urged peo­ple to “be pa­tient” un­til an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into al­leged mis­con­duct on the re­al­ity pro­gram is com­pleted.

“I know in this day and age we want — and even ex­pect — im­me­di­ate an­swers, but in this case, it’s just not pos­si­ble,” Har­ri­son said in a state­ment. “So again, I urge you to please be pa­tient and re­spect the pri­vacy of the par­ties in­volved.”

The host was ref­er­enc­ing Warner Bros.’ in­ves­ti­ga­tion into a work­place mis­con­duct com­plaint re­port­edly filed by a pro­ducer on the show about a week ago, one day into three weeks of film­ing Sea­son 4 of “Par­adise” at a Mex­i­can re­sort.

The show brings to­gether alumni from the “Bach­e­lor” and “Bach­e­lorette” se­ries for an­other chance at find­ing love in a less rigid set­ting.

Har­ri­son said Warner Bros. was “mov­ing quickly to gather all the facts” in a sit­u­a­tion where two con­tes­tants, af­ter drink­ing al­co­hol, got in­volved phys­i­cally in the re­sort pool while cam­eras were run­ning, which raised the is­sue of con­sent.

Con­tes­tants who were not in­volved in the in­ci­dent were sent home when shoot­ing was sus­pended.

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