"I am very sorry that someone felt uncomfortable with my behavior. In my life I have always tried to treat others with decency, integrity and kindness. I can only hope that my future actions can help me with this Make reparations and show that I am the type of father, husband, colleague and friend I always want to be, "the statement continued.
Kellee replied on Twitter.
"It is strange that Dan decided to publicly apologize to me and just me on the eve of the # Survivor39 final for a number of inappropriate incidents that occurred months ago and have hit a number of women on the set . " she said in a series of tweets. "I sincerely hope that part of this self-reflection is real and that Dan will change his behavior in the future. To me, this statement only underscores the responsibility of CBS and Survivor to take action to prevent this from happening again in the future . "
On the subject of CBS and Survivor taking action, the network announced on Tuesday, December 17, that they would be introducing new practices after the events of Season 39.
"The 39th season of Survivor was unprecedented. We all had important social problems and inappropriate individual behavior that overlap with gameplay in a complex way that we had never seen before, an unprecedented move from a player Remove game, "said CBS in a long statement.
"At the same time, we are responsible for this season's bottom line. We recognize that there are things we could have done differently, and we are determined to do better in the future."
"Survivor We can look back on 20 years of success with a strong support system at the locations and after production and are a show that is constantly evolving as we respond to what we get from each new one Situation and learn each player "CBS continued.
Season 40, which had already been filmed, added the show to their "Specific guidelines for pre-production cast orientation regarding personal space, inappropriate behavior, and how to report these issues."
Regarding seasons 41 and beyond, CBS said that "the producers review all elements of the show to support proper interaction, including the way players live during and after the competition."
The network and show are also planning further steps to improve practices for training, problem reporting, and prohibited forms of gaming. The new measures include, but are not limited to:
"Production will add another on-site expert who will provide confidential means to report concerns so that production can promptly address them outside of the game The entire spectrum of reporting processes will be clearly communicated to the players in the preparatory phase. The new manager will add a support system that already provides providers of mental health services to players on site and after leaving the island. "
"The show will improve its pre-production focus through new anti-nuisance, unconscious bias and sensitivity training for performers, producers, and on-site production teams."
Body contact, sexual harassment and inadmissible prejudices cannot be included in the competition and will not be allowed in the game. This is addressed in the cast orientation for each season along with clear instructions on how to report violations. "
" The show will also work with an expert in the field to review, develop, or add to these new policies and procedures for the future. "
In addition, CBS Entertainment plans to develop improved policies and procedures that are comparable to the new survivor measures and the network's other future reality programs.
The Survivor Finale will air on CBS on Wednesday, December 18, 8pm.