ABC determined to not play ball with Chris Harrison.
In a brand new report, Selection revealed Harrison, who left the franchise after defending a former contestant’s past racist actions, was paid roughly $10 million — a mixture of a $9 million exit settlement and remaining contractual charges.
A supply beforehand instructed Web page Six that the 49-year-old was able to spill the filth if the community didn’t shell out the money.
Selection additionally reported that a part of the settlement he signed included a public assertion about “amicable parting-of-ways.”
A supply instructed Web page Six earlier this month, “Chris Harrison’s complete life was ‘The Bachelor,’ and he didn’t wish to let go. He nonetheless is admittedly unhappy to go away, and there have been very powerful and really heated negotiations occurring for weeks.”
Harrison’s exit was introduced in June, months after he defended “Bachelor” contestant Rachael Kirkconnell for attending an Antebellum-themed party in school. Although he was quick to apologize, Selection reported that he was unaware of how a lot “consideration his response was receiving, and didn’t understand simply how problematic the tv interview would turn out to be.”
Lower than per week later, he introduced he was “stepping away” from his hosting duties on the present. After a swift fallout, ABC named former “Bachelorette” contestants Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams the brand new hosts for Katie Thurston’s season of the truth present. Web page Six broke the information that their in style spinoff “Bachelor in Paradise” would come with a revolving door of celebrity hosts all through the season.
Forward of his official exit from the series, Harrison hired power attorney Bryan Freeman, Web page Six solely reported. Freeman additionally represented Gabrielle Union throughout her dispute with NBC’s “America’s Bought Expertise.”
In the meantime, Kirkconnell apologized for her past behavior and requested for folks to cease defending her.
“That’s not our place to inform folks what they will and may’t be offended about. That’s mistaken. And that’s a part of the issue. So please cease saying that I did nothing mistaken. That’s not true,” she said.