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Chris Harrison Hires High Power Lawyer Amid Claims He's Ready to "Tell the Truth" About 'The Bachelor'

Um, looks like Chris Harrison is lawyering up. Multiple outlets including Page Six report that the longtime Bachelor host has hired high power attorney Bryan Freedman—who represented Gabrielle Union during her dispute with America’s Got Talent. A pretty significant move, but as Page Six notes it's unclear what, if any, legal action is being ~explored~ at this time.

[quote] “Chris has had a spotless record for 20 years … He has always been the good company man, but, after the way he’s been treated by producers and executives over the past couple of weeks, he’s run out of cheeks to turn," a source tells Page Six. "Now he’s ready to tell the truth about how things really work over there — and he has plenty of evidence to back him up.”

Chris "stepped away" from his hosting duties after defending Rachael Kirkconnell's racist behavior, and agreed not to moderate Matt James' After the Final Rose special. But then he showed up on Good Morning America and made it clear that he wants back into the franchise, saying “I plan to be back and I want to be back. And I think this franchise can be an important beacon of change. I know that change is felt, not just by me, but by many others. And we are excited and willing to do the work to show that progress."

After these comments, ABC revealed that Chris would not be hosting the upcoming season of The Bachelorette, and that instead Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe would step in to "support" Katie Thurston on her journey.

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by Anonymousreply 36Last Wednesday at 8:45 PM

Good for Chris!

I'm glad he's fighting back against Cancel Culture.

Spill that dirt!

by Anonymousreply 103/23/2021

R1 probably was thrilled when Colin Kaepernick couldn't get a job and country radio stopped playing The Dixie Chicks

Why do Republicans not care when poor people get fired.....but whine when millionaires lose a job?

by Anonymousreply 203/23/2021

desperate to keep such a shitty job (can't do anything else in entertainment/entertainment hosting?) like host of the bachelor bachelorette crap??! pathetic!

by Anonymousreply 303/23/2021

Rachel must be shitting her granny panties!

This is all her fault. She set him up.

by Anonymousreply 403/23/2021

Oh my gosh! Is he going to tell us it’s all scripted? It can’t be. It just can’t be!

by Anonymousreply 503/23/2021

This whole situation is stupid. As a poc, I think that the Antebellum party was in poor taste and that Rachel should have apologized and explained herself. She did that. Chris Harrison didn’t say it was okay that she was there, nor did he condone the party. He just said people change and the person he knew her to be was decent. There is nothing wrong with what he said. People need to just move the fuck on and stop blowing shit like this up! I’m more concerned with black people and other minorities being shot by police and by each other than this nonsense.

by Anonymousreply 603/23/2021

Thank you SO MUCH for that, R6!

I agree with you completely.

by Anonymousreply 703/23/2021

[quote] He has always been the good company man, but, after the way he’s been treated by producers and executives over the past couple of weeks, he’s run out of cheeks to turn," a source tells Page Six. "Now he’s ready to tell the truth about how things really work over there — and he has plenty of evidence to back him up.”

A good company man? He's willing to tell the truth about how things really work?

So, he was alright when the company treated others like shit. And was happy to keep the company's dirty secrets. But now that he's treated badly, it's a federal crime

by Anonymousreply 803/23/2021

R8 that sounds more like Harry and Meghan.

by Anonymousreply 903/23/2021

He will never work in the industry again.

by Anonymousreply 1003/23/2021

[quote] He will never work in the industry again.

He won't have to.

Chris will get a HUGE settlement, whether it's in court, or whether it's behind the scenes.

The Bachelor producers will just want this to go away. Or they won't have a show.

It's cheaper to pay off Chris.

by Anonymousreply 1103/23/2021

The true racists always double down. They are willing to lose it all to defend the old system. ‘Blacks must be kept in their place at all times. How dare they request fair treatment’

That is how they think.

by Anonymousreply 1203/23/2021

[quote] Let’s face it- this has been how us whites have always operated

R12, see R6.

Chris was simply stating an opinion.

He was also defending a cast member. That's what a good host does.

by Anonymousreply 1303/23/2021

I hope Chris doesn't threaten to talk about the strictly heterosexual relationship between

Matt James and Tyler Cameron

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by Anonymousreply 1403/23/2021

Officially gone now

by Anonymousreply 15Last Tuesday at 10:32 AM

Link?

by Anonymousreply 16Last Tuesday at 11:06 AM

I don’t think he’s being treated fairly, but I never liked his smarmy, disingenuous ways. I wish this entire “franchise,” with its disturbing conceit would go away with him.

by Anonymousreply 17Last Tuesday at 11:14 AM

What’s the point without Miss Kitty Carlisle and Peggy Cass on a celebrity panel?

by Anonymousreply 18Last Tuesday at 11:24 AM

It’s official.

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by Anonymousreply 19Last Tuesday at 11:29 AM

From R19:

[quote] The confidential settlement with franchise producers and distributor Warner Horizon was finally reached after one more flurry of back and forth between the parties and Bachelor broadcaster ABC on Monday night. A motivational undercurrent, so to speak, throughout was Harrison lawyer Bryan Freedman pledging to unleash the Shiva of lawsuits exposing a swath of The Bachelor’s alleged dirty laundry unless his Gersh-repped client emerged feeling the financial love.

by Anonymousreply 20Last Tuesday at 11:31 AM

and suddenly, the backstage drama becomes more interesting than the insipid dating crap show itself

by Anonymousreply 21Last Tuesday at 11:33 AM

Geez, I hope that cunt Rachel is happy now.

by Anonymousreply 22Last Tuesday at 11:35 AM

I agree with R22, Cunty Rachel "made it an issue" by playing the angry black female BITCH card. I don't watch the shows, they are FUCKING STUPID but I am glad he GOT PAID.

by Anonymousreply 23Last Tuesday at 11:49 AM

The only people worse than those working for this show are the delusional housewife fans! I really mean that. There’s nothing more pathetic than caring about anyone involved in this crap.

If you watch this show for the laughs and think it’s all a stupid joke and you just like looking at car crashes, then I respect you, but if you’re an actual fan of this show, do everyone a favor and stop breathing until you’re no longer acting like a worthless white woman.

by Anonymousreply 24Last Tuesday at 11:49 AM

This is just contract hardball. He'll walk away with $20 million. He's probably earned at least $25-50 million off the show so far. He's doing just fine.

by Anonymousreply 25Last Tuesday at 2:26 PM

[quote] He's probably earned at least $25-50 million off the show so far. He's doing just fine.

Only $25-50 million? He’s been hosting the show for 19 years. I think he gets $10 million a year.

by Anonymousreply 26Last Tuesday at 2:43 PM

[quote] Harrison will receive a rose of his own in the form of mid-range eight-figure payoff and promise to keep his mouth shut, I hear.

Chris got the last laugh. They’re paying him $10-99 million to go away.

by Anonymousreply 27Last Tuesday at 2:46 PM

I lot of former contestants are cumming out to support him. They’re not afraid of being cancelled and are standing behind Chris. Hmmm, seems Rachel, Tayshia, and Kaitlyn haven’t wished him well yet.

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by Anonymousreply 28Last Tuesday at 4:12 PM

r26 I stand corrected. I forgot how long the bachelor has been around. If he's earning $10 mil per season, which is reasonable, then he's probably earned around $100 million since it started. (Even if not from hosting, there's other gigs that come along with a high profile job like that which pad the bottom line)

by Anonymousreply 29Last Tuesday at 9:29 PM

[quote] Claims He's Ready to "Tell the Truth" About 'The Bachelor'

They couldn't handle the truth.

by Anonymousreply 30Last Wednesday at 12:15 AM

I can't believe he gets 10 million a year for this shit show.

by Anonymousreply 31Last Wednesday at 5:07 AM

Hello DL.. This is Phillywhore!!! I had typed 2 paragraphs about the info I got from 3 of the Lawyers working on the Bachelor settlement. If I say so myself, they were "Poetry in Motion". However, it did not post; Sadness prevails in the Kingdom of the whore. I'm being told 80 to 125 million dollars(leaning towards the high end numbers. More to cum!!

by Anonymousreply 32Last Wednesday at 11:15 AM

[quote] Hmmm, seems Rachel, Tayshia, and Kaitlyn haven’t wished him well yet.

Kaitlyn has, R28.

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by Anonymousreply 33Last Wednesday at 11:33 AM

He was so fake as the spokesman for housefrau everywhere who comprised "Bachelor Nation."

by Anonymousreply 34Last Wednesday at 12:58 PM

I can't believe people waste time on this shit show, it's not real and they always break up!!!! What's the fucking point??

by Anonymousreply 35Last Wednesday at 6:50 PM

The Kardashian show is over. Now this.

How will America ever recover?

by Anonymousreply 36Last Wednesday at 8:45 PM
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