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Too Much Drinking Shuts Down Bachelor In Paradise

14 June 2017 Written by  Jaclyn Hendricks

Longtime “Bachelor” host Chris Harrison broke his silence over the alleged sexual misconduct during the recent filming of “Bachelor in Paradise.”

“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,” Harrison, 45, said in a statement to The Post. “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.”

“Let me start by saying the safety and care of the cast and crew of our show is of the utmost importance to us. It is with this thought in mind that we made the decision to suspend filming. An investigation into the situation was started immediately,” he continued. “Warner Bros. is handling the details of that investigation. They’re moving quickly to gather all the facts, and once that’s done, a clear, concise decision can be made about where we go from here.

“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.”

Production of the fourth season of the ABC reality show was shut down in Mexico last the weekend over the alleged sexual encounter between contestants DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios in a swimming pool. Both parties involved were said to be heavily intoxicated, though TMZ reports “Bachelor” alum Olympios was in a “blackout state” and may have been unable to consent.

“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. “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.”

The cast flew home from Puerto Vallarta on Sunday. The show was set to premiere on Aug. 8.

Harrison has hosted all four seasons of “Bachelor in Paradise,” in addition to “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.”

 

 

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