Chris Harrison Reportedly Paid $9 Million To Leave ‘The Bachelor’ As Host After Scandal

I am listening, and I truly apologize for my ignorance and any pain it caused you.”

Two days after the apology, Chris announced he was “stepping aside” from the Bachelor franchise for an undisclosed time. Harrison retained power attorney Bryan Freedman, who Variety noted represented Gabrielle Union in her drama with America’s Got Talent, and negotiated a “mega-million payout” for Megyn Kelly after she left NBC News, following her lackluster tenure on the network. I feel that with every fiber of my being,” he said in a statement posted online. Share This Article

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In the interview, Harrison said he was “not defending Rachael [Kirkconnell],” but said that her critics were acting like “judge, jury, [and] executioner…People are just tearing this girl’s life apart. My words were harmful. A few days after the interview aired, Chris issued an apology. Chris had hoped to return to the franchise. Jason Brow
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Chris Harrison is out of a job after leaving the ‘Bachelor’ nation following his tone-deaf comments about racism, but he won’t be hurting for money, as he reportedly received a multi-million dollar exit package. I don’t know Rachel, you tell me. I am ashamed over how uninformed I was. These girls got dressed up and went to a party, and had a great time. I was so wrong. However, the now-former host of The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and Bachelor In Paradise didn’t leave the franchise empty-handed. They were 18 years old. Where is this lens were holding up, and was that lens available, and were we all looking through it in 2018? A sit-down interview with Michael Strahan failed to quell the demands that he resign (“It felt like I got nothing more than a surface response on any of this,” said Strahan), and Chris ultimately left the show for good. Report

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Chris Harrison Reportedly Paid $9 Million To Leave ‘The Bachelor’ As Host After Scandal

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15 Photos. I invoked the term ‘woke police,’ which is unacceptable. “I have no one to blame but myself for what I said and the way I spoke…I set standards for myself, and have to meet them. Still, mounting demands for his resignation and Variety reported that he wouldn’t host Bachelor In Paradise in the summer (only to be replaced by David Spade and a slew of celeb guest hosts) expedited his exit. To the Black community, to the BIPOC community: I am so sorry. The Bachelor didn’t have a rose for Chris Harrison after he defended Rachel Kirkconnell, a contestant on season 25, for attending an “Old South”/antebellum-themed party in college. Now, does that make it OK? Chris, 49, received “roughly $10 million — a combination of a $9 million exit settlement, plus remaining contractual fees — upon leaving the job he held since 2002,” reports Variety. It’s just unbelievably alarming to watch this.”
The backlash to Chris’s comments was swift. “My guess? Chris Harrison reportedly got paid $9 million as part of an exit from ‘The Bachelor’ (ABC)
Chris, according to the new Variety report, “was not aware of how much attention his response was receiving, and did not realize just how problematic the television interview would become.” During the Feb. This contradicts previous reports that suggested Chris’s exit package was a “significant eight-figure payout.” HollywoodLife has reached out to Chris and The Bachelor for comment. “I saw a picture of her at a sorority party five years ago, that’s it,” said Harrison. “By excusing historical racism, I defended it. Click to Subscribe to Our HollywoodLife Daily Newsletter to get more celeb news. 9 episode of Extra, Chris spoke with former Bachelorette star Rachel Lindsay regarding resurfaced photos of Kirkconnell attending the plantation-themed party.