'Bachelor' Scandal: Contestant Became Involved With Show Producer

Monday, Jan 4, 2010  |  Updated 8:15 PM EDT
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"Bachelor" Host: Contestant Became Involved With Show Producer

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According to Chris Harrison, the host of "The Bachelor," one of the ladies became involved with a producer on the show.

Tonight, new "Bachelor" Jake Pavelka will be working to find true love on national television. But it appears he'll have one less lady to choose from than past "Bachelors."

According to clips airing on ABC to promote the new season, one of Jake's female suitors may not be single.

"She's been having this sexual affair with somebody else in 'The Bachelor' house," a female contestant is heard saying in the promo clips.

According to Chris Harrison, the host of "The Bachelor," one of the ladies became involved with a producer on the show.

"It was incredibly unfortunate. Horrible decisions were made," Chris told 104.3 Myfm morning show host Sean Valentine, People reported. "It was embarrassing for us and in fairness to Jake and for the other women, [we said], 'Let's nip this in the bud and take care of it.' And that's what we did."

Chris said the show will address the issue this season on "The Bachelor," but according to Us Weekly, he also revealed on the morning show that the woman was kicked off "The Bachelor" and the producer was fired.

"In fairness to Jake and for the other women, [we decided to] nip this in the bud and take care of it. And that's what we did," Chris said, according to the mag. "There's train wrecks in this show where I'm like, 'Oh, it's going to be great. Let's let them have it.' But … I felt bad for everybody, and it was an uncomfortable deal."

Chris added that professionals were brought in before he addressed Jake , the woman in question and the other contestants following the incident.

"This was the rare time that before I had to go talk to the girl, Jake and then the women, I had lawyers, psychologists, producers, executives saying, 'OK, these are the words you can say,'" he said. "It was intense. It was a wild night," he said. bad for everybody, and it was an uncomfortable deal."

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