ABC Pulled Bachelor in Paradise Spot That Seemed to Revel In Its Sexual Assault Allegations

Chief Channing Dungey said she wasn't trying to 'sensationalize' the controversy

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After rescheduling its upcoming season of Bachelor in Paradise, which had been put on hiatus to investigate on-set sexual misconduct allegations, ABC execs thought they had come up with a “cheeky” promo to announce the show’s return. Instead, the spot ignited even more controversy when it aired—and the network has pulled the promo as a result of the backlash.

ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey talked about spot, the show’s sexual assault allegations and her network’s efforts to repeat a third consecutive fourth-place season finish in the 18-49 demo during her executive session at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour in Los Angeles.

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