‘Survivor’ host Jeff Probst to apologize to Kellee, and Kim for the use of the inappropriate touching incident

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“Survivor” host and executive producer Jeff Probst issued a direct apology to the participant, Kellee Kim, how she was treated after complaining about it because it is driven out of fellow member, Dan Spilo.

The 39th season of the show, entitled “Survivor: the Island of the Gods,” took her to the pre-taped finale on Wednesday night, in which the host is addressed as one of the competition’s biggest scandal to date, which saw in Spilo of the game is passed on to the claims of inappropriate touching of females, for the first time, brought to you by Kim.

“Before we begin, I would like to say to you, and you were right,” Probst said of Kim in the finals. “Oh, you have a right to speak up. You were right to take the next step forward … in order to find the truth and to speak it. And I would like to acknowledge and apologize for the pain. You didn’t ask, and you don’t deserve it.”

The host had acknowledged his responsibility in a written statement to The Los Angeles Times.


“I accept my own responsibility in the situation,” and the old host to the book. “We have done what we thought was right in issuing a warning, but I have a certain respect for a person who is of the opinion that we will need to be removed from the game.”

‘Survivor’ contestant Kellee Kim, accused Dan Spilo of inappropriately touching her. Even though she was voted out of office for him, and he was eventually removed from the show by the producers.

The abrupt shutting down of the power Spilo, for which CBS said was an off-camera incident is not to ask whether the network fumbled for a #MeToo-term problem and that was months ago.

“In the last seven, eight, however many months it’s been, it’s really, really difficult, and hard, and the apology was intended to be, not only, it’s not about being right or wrong, it was about being heard and seen, and have believed,” Kim told the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, after the reunion taping. “That feeling of having gone through something like this it is really, really important and powerful.”

“One of the things that was so hurtful about the whole situation, Then he is allowed to stay in the game even after I told them,” Kim added. “And, once again, the idea is not to be listened to or believed. My vote wasn’t enough.”

Halfway through the season, and Kim, a 28-year-old student, shouted at the camera, as if they are about the incident are often caught on camera, where Spilo, 48, would be able to do things such as touching her hair. She brought her concerns to fellow participants in the “Missy” Byrd and Elizabeth Beisel, who claimed that they agreed with her, but eventually agreed to take her out of the show.


Spilo issued a public apology in a statement to People magazine after the kick-off for the show.

“I’m deeply sorry for how my actions affected Kellee, during the broadcast of this season of’ Survivor,'” a statement read. “After apologizing to the tribal council, the first time I heard that, Kellee, still felt uncomfortable, so I want to make sure I have a clear and unambiguous manner.”

Kim, however, took to Twitter to question his motivation behind the apology.

Dan Spilo was the first day of the Season 39 of “Survivor,” and was not invited to the final round.

“It’s strange that they decided to publicly apologize to me — and I am, on the eve of the #Survivor39 event of the year for a series of inappropriate incidents months ago, and it was one of several women on the set,” Kim said in a tweet on Tuesday. “I really hope that some of this reflection is real, and that it will change his behaviour for the future.”

She added: “For me, this statement only underlines the responsibility of the CBS and the Survivor to take action in order to prevent such a thing from ever happening again in the future.”


CBS has announced on the eve of the final broadcast, which, in the future, the seasons, the alleged harassment or unwanted physical contact will not be allowed to be a part of the game. The network said it would beef up training for its staff in dealing with these issues, and hiring someone so that the participants will be able to complaints about that conduct as confidential, apart from the show’s producers.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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