It was the first time in the “Survivor’s” 39 season history that a candidate had been pulled over an issue of conduct and he is at long last standing up.
Dan Spilo has stayed quiet as far back as updates on his constrained departure from the show made headlines a week ago yet now he is issuing a public apology.
“I am deeply sorry for how my actions affected Kellee during the taping of this season of Survivor,” Spilo said in a statement to People. “After apologizing at the tribal council when I first learned that Kellee still felt uncomfortable, I want to make sure I do so again, clearly and unambiguously.”
Spilo proceeded, “I truly regret that anyone was made to feel uncomfortable by my behavior. In my life, I have always tried to treat others with decency, integrity, and kindness. I can only hope that my actions in the future can help me to make amends and show me to be the kind of father, husband, colleague, and friend that I always aim to be.”
CNN connected with CBS for comment, yet has not heard back.
Following an episode a week ago the show quickly flashed a title card on the screen that read that Spilo, 48, an ability supervisor contestant had been “removed from the game after a report of another incident, which happened off-camera and did not involve a player.”
CBS, at the time, didn’t uncover any extra subtleties.
Kellee Kim, who Spilo mentions in his apology was one of the candidates on “Survivor” this season, and had made it realized that she was awkward with how Spilo contacted her.
She even took to Twitter following his expelling and criticized how it was dealt with.
She has now spoken out about Spilo’s apology, scrutinizing its timing.
“It’s curious that Dan has decided to publicly apologize to me — and just me — on the eve of the #Survivor39 finale for a series of inappropriate incidents that occurred months ago and impacted several women on set,” Kim said in a tweet.