After Bachelor in Paradise was shut down after an incident involving contestants DeMario Jackson and Corrine
In response, the show's host, Chris Harrison, has released a statement, urging fans to be patient as the incident is resolved and assuring them that what the production company called a "misconduct" is being fully investigated.
“By now, no doubt, you have heard that we have suspended production on this season’s Bachelor in Paradise," begins Harrison's statement, obtained by PEOPLE. "I can confirm to you that this is sadly the case. Out of respect to all involved, there’s only so much I can and will say at this time. Normally with a situation like
“Let me start by saying the safety and care of the cast and crew of our show
“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."
“I know in this day and age we want — and even expect — immediate answers, but in this case, it’s just not possible," Harrison concluded. "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
In a statement Sunday, Warner Bros. said it was investigating the incident, which resulted in suspended production of the show.
“We have become aware of allegations of misconduct on the set of Bachelor in Paradise in Mexico,” read the statement, obtained by PEOPLE. “We have suspended production and we are conducting a thorough investigation of these allegations. Once the investigation is complete, we will take appropriate responsive action.”
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