Chris Harrison Issues a Somber Statement About 'Bachelor in Paradise' Incident

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We're all still pretty shocked by Bachelor in Paradise filming being shut down in Mexico, and those closest to the show are clearly just as shaken up as fans are. Show host Chris Harrison has issued a statement about the incident, and needless to say, it's pretty somber, and he's obviously devastated over what went down.


Here's what he said in the statement released to Good Morning America:

"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. 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."

Hmm. Rumors and misinformation. Soooo ... which version of the story can we believe at this point? And which version is the "rumors and misinformation? DeMario Jackson indicated to TMZ that the sexual contact with Corinne Olympios was consensual, even though they were both intoxicated.

But Corinne says she did not consent to what happened with DeMario, so at this point, we really aren't sure what occurred.

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Harrison then went on to say:

"I know in this day and age we want and even expect immediate answers but in this case it's just not possible. 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."

Only time will tell whether or not they decide to proceed not only with production on season 4, but also with any future seasons of Bachelor in Paradise. The safety and well-being of the contestants is definitely the most important determining factor, and we just hope that everyone involved is somehow managing to persevere through such a difficult time.

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