Host Chris Harrison speaks out after 'Bachelor in Paradise' production halted amid alleged misconduct

The show host told "GMA"

"The safety and care of the cast and crew of our show is of the utmost importance to us. It is with this thought in mind that we made the decision to suspend filming," Harrison said an exclusive statement to "Good Morning America" today. "Out of respect to all involved, there's only so much I can and will say at this time. Normally with a situation like this I would not say anything until the incident is fully resolved, but with all the rumors and misinformation being put out there I don't find that to be possible anymore."

Harrison asked viewers to "be patient" until the investigation is complete and apologized to fans for the "any inconvenience and disappointment" caused by the suspension of show.

"I know in this day and age we want and even expect immediate answers but in this case it's just not possible," Harrison said in the statement. "So again I urge you to please be patient and respect the privacy of the parties involved. I will keep you as informed and up to date as I possibly can. We're sorry for any inconvenience and disappointment this may have caused the cast, the crew and our loyal fans. It is my sincere hope that we can come to a quick resolution on this and get back to work very soon."

Filming for the fourth season of "Bachelor in Paradise" began recently in Mexico.

ABC News' Lesley Messer contributed to this report.