Chris Harrison Releases Statement on 'Bachelor in Paradise' Scandal
Chris Harrison Releases Statement on 'Bachelor in Paradise' Scandal
Derek Stauffer
Derek Stauffer
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
There have been a lot of rumors in the wake of the news that Bachelor in Paradise season 4 has suspended filming. According to host Chris Harrison, the information that is coming out is not necessarily correct. People reports that the Bachelor franchise host has released a statement about the scandal, trying to clarify what exactly happened and what will happen in the future with the summer spin-off.

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Harrison did confirm that filming has been suspended on Bachelor in Paradise season 4. The reason revolves around two contestants who were appearing on season 4. Chris, out of respect, refused to give the names of those contestants, despite several sources reportedly leaking their identities since the news first broke. 

"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," the statement reads. 

"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," Harrison explained. "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."

Harrison continued by urging fans to be patient with the news updates. He explained that there are many competing reports about the incident and that there is a fair amount of misinformation too. Harrison tells fans that he, or other sources within Bachelor in Paradise, will update them on the progress of the investigation when they can. Right now, however, things are being kept secret for the privacy of everyone involved. 

Nevertheless Harrison is hopeful that the situation will be resolved quickly and even suggests that Bachelor in Paradise season 4 might not be completely over. "We're sorry for any inconvenience and disappointment this may have caused the cast, the crew and our loyal fans," Harrison wrote. "It is my sincere hope that we can come to a quick resolution on this and get back to work very soon."

Does this statement give you hope that Bachelor in Paradise might still be on this summer? Are you anxious for more news or are you willing to wait?

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