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

ABC execs thought they had come up with a "cheeky" promo for Bachelor in Paradise, but audiences disagreed. ABC

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.

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