‘Bachelor’ host issues statement
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.