CHRIS Harrison has hired a “Hollywood power lawyer” as he fights “producers and executives” from The Bachelor for his “treatment” over the last month.
The longtime host was released from his role on the ABC show last week when the network revealed that Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams will co-host the next season.
Chris has hired a ‘power lawyer’ against ABCCredit: Getty
The reality star has employed power attorney Bryan Freedman, who also recently defended Gabrielle Union against America’s Got Talent.
An inside source recently has revealed to Page Six that “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.”
He sought representation for his ‘treatment’ by the networkCredit: Getty Images
The host was accused of ‘perpetuating racism’Credit: Getty
“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,” they divulged.
Chris hosted The Bachelor for 25 seasons and The Bachelorette for 16, before taking his leave from the franchise last month.
He stepped away after being accused of “perpetuating racism” by defending contestant Rachael Kirkconnell, who was caught attending an Old South Antebellum party back in 2018.
The TV personality told the public to give Rachael “a little grace, a little understanding” before attacking her for past mistakes.
He defended Rachael Kirkconnell’s Old South history
The reality star has stepped back from the franchiseCredit: Getty
He later offered an apology, stating: “By excusing historical racism, I defended it. I invoked the term ‘woke police,’ which is unacceptable. I am ashamed over how uninformed I was. I was wrong.
“I have consulted with Warner Bros. and ABC and will be stepping aside for a period of time and will not join for the ‘After the Final Rose’ special.”
Both Chris and ABC have not disclosed how long his hiatus will be, though last week The Bachelorette announced that previous contestants Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams will be hosting the upcoming season.
Matt James, the most recent Bachelor offered his opinion that Chris should not be removed from his role.
Matt James does not believe Chris should be ‘canceled’Credit: ABC
Chris has returned to the Cameo serviceCredit: Getty
“I don’t think that anybody should be trying to cancel him,” he expressed.
“We should be calling him in to do that work that he outlined and wants to do. He’s taking a step back and committed to doing that. I look forward to seeing him doing that.”
Despite previously being fired by several companies for his promotional material, Chris recently returned to the Cameo app.
The celebrity will be able to continue making personalized video messages for fans, and will now be charging $350 for his original content.
He charges users $350 for his messagesCredit: Getty
The ABC star’s bio on the service reads: “TV Host, ABC’s The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise. Proposal Set-Up, Celebrations, Announcements + much more.”
After his initial removal from the site, a Cameo spokesperson told The Sun that they do not condone “hate speech” of any kind.
Chris is one of the highest-charging celebs on the video-sharing platform, at first asking $500 per 40-60 second message, before reducing the cost to the current price.