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Chris Harrison breaks his silence on abuse allegations against Mike Fleiss

Chris Harrison breaks his silence on abuse allegations against Mike Fleiss after Bachelor creator ‘physically assaulted his pregnant wife’

  • Fleiss ‘physically assaulted his pregnant wife’ during an altercation in Hawaii
  • Harrison said the situation between the estranged couple is ‘personal’ 
  • Laura Kaeppler, 31, was granted a restraining order against her husband
  • She claims Fleiss attacked her after demanding she get an abortion
  • Officials confirmed ‘the incident remains under police investigation’ 

Chris Harrison broke his silence weeks after Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss ‘physically assaulted his pregnant wife’ during an incident at their home in Hawaii.

The franchise host — who has been at the helm of various Bachelor programs for nearly two decades — admitted that Fleiss’ situation is ‘personal’ and production is handling all allegations ‘very seriously.’

Mike is under criminal investigation in Hawaii after he was accused of physically attacking his pregnant wife at their home and threatening to ‘punch [her] face in’ following a demand that she get an abortion.  

Talk about it: Chris Harrison broke his silence weeks after Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss 'physically assaulted his pregnant wife' during an incident at their home in Hawaii

Talk about it: Chris Harrison broke his silence weeks after Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss ‘physically assaulted his pregnant wife’ during an incident at their home in Hawaii

‘Mike Fleiss and his situation is completely different [than controversies that happen on the show,] he said on the Bachelor Party podcast. 

‘It is a personal, private matter between him and his wife, his kids, his family, and outside of production.’

Kauai Police Department officials confirmed ‘the incident remains under police investigation,’ but stated information from the complaint will stay confidential until the probe is complete, according to The Blast

Trouble: Mike is under criminal investigation in Hawaii after he was accused of physically attacking his pregnant wife at their home and threatening to 'punch [her] face in' following a demand that she get an abortion

Trouble: Mike is under criminal investigation in Hawaii after he was accused of physically attacking his pregnant wife at their home and threatening to ‘punch [her] face in’ following a demand that she get an abortion

‘[Production] reached out to me and let me know they are aware of the situation and the allegations,’ Harrison said. ‘They are taking them very seriously and looking into them. 

‘Beyond that, I really don’t have any comment, and it really wouldn’t be right for me to have any comment beyond that right now. We will wait and see until any more facts come in, and I believe them, that they are taking it very seriously and looking into this.’

Laura Fleiss, who is a former Miss America winner, was granted an emergency domestic violence restraining order against her 55-year-old husband last week and it remains valid until August 6. 

The 31-year-old, who has a four-year-old son named Benjamin with Fleiss, claims the attack occurred on July 6 and was captured on surveillance cameras at their home. 

No roses: The franchise host — who has been at the helm of various Bachelor programs for nearly two decades — admitted that Fleiss' situation is 'personal' and production is handling all allegations 'very seriously'

No roses: The franchise host — who has been at the helm of various Bachelor programs for nearly two decades — admitted that Fleiss’ situation is ‘personal’ and production is handling all allegations ‘very seriously’

Laura, who is 10 weeks pregnant, claims Fleiss attacked her after demanding she get an abortion because he didn’t want a second child, according to court documents first obtained by The Blast.

He filed his own court documents claiming that Laura was the one who attacked him and that she vanished with their son after the incident.

Fleiss also claims that his wife lied about being on birth control so she could intentionally fall pregnant despite them agreeing to only have one child. 

It comes just a week after Fleiss filed for divorce in Los Angeles citing irreconcilable differences. The couple have been married since 2014.  

Warner Bros told DailyMail.com in a statement: ‘We are aware of these serious allegations, and are looking into them.’ 

Over: Mike filed for divorce from Laura earlier this month

Over: Mike filed for divorce from Laura earlier this month

Daily Mail UK

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