Don’t be fooled by the nice guy persona Bachelor Host Chris Harrison displayed on the ABC franchise for 19 seasons. He can be tough when he has to be, and the Disney network found that out according to the New York Post.
Harrison was outed by the woke police for not having the proper response when asked about the controversy surrounding contestant Rachel Kirkconnell.
After being suspended, then eventually discarded, Harrison wasn’t going down without a fight, and Page Six reported that he demanded $25 million to exit, or else he was ready to start dishing on all the dirty secrets he accumulated from being behind the scenes of the dating show for two decades.
Here’s what one source was quoted in the story saying: “Instead of handing them a rose, he was absolutely ready to hand them a lawsuit detailing all the behind-the-scenes details.”
That sounds more scandalous than what happens in the Fantasy Suite!
Here’s more from a source quoted in the Post. “Chris Harrison’s whole life was ‘The Bachelor,’ and he didn’t want to let go. He still is really sad to leave, and there have been very tough and very heated negotiations going on for weeks.”
Here’s how Harrison played hardball. He hired prominent Los Angeles attorney Brian Freedman, who previously represent the ex wife of Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss in their bitter divorce.
Freedman was the lawyer who also represented Gabrielle Union in her messy exit from NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”
The super lawyer put the screws to ABC, and while they may not have met his $25 million demand, Harrison walked away with eight figures.
And almost better than that, Harrison now doesn’t have to worry about contracting some sort of nasty virus filming “Bachelor in Paradise” this summer.