Host Chris Harrison Speaks Out About Bachelor In Paradise Scandal

After Warner Bros. suspended production on Bachelor in Paradise for alleged sexual misconduct on set, longtime Bachelor host Chris Harrison is now speaking out. 

"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," the 45-year-old said in a statement obtained by Good Morning America. "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."

Explaining that Warner Bros. was handling an investigation into the matter, Harrison advised fans of the series to be patient and even apologized for the disruption. "I know in this day and age we want and even expect immediate answers but in this case it's just not possible," Harrison continued. "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."

Production for Bachelor in Paradise was halted on June 11, 2017, due to "allegations of misconduct." The incident in question was a drunken sexual encounter between contestants Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson—which was  allegedly caught on film. However, reports indicate that Olympios may have been too drunk to consent, which could mean that she was sexually assaulted. Right now, not enough information has been released to definitively say exactly what happened during filming in Mexico.

Unfortunately, this isn't the first time The Bachelor's been rocked by scandal.