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Survivor contestant Dan Spilo, 48, is spotted out for the first time since he was kicked off the show for ‘inappropriate touching’

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Survivor contestant Dan Spilo has been spotted out for the first time since it emerged that he was kicked off the show following allegations of inappropriate touching.

The talent agent, 48, became the first contestant in the history of the show to be booted from Survivor this week after he allegedly touched a female production crew member’s leg in an off-camera incident.

Spilo was spotted out with his wife in Los Angeles on Thursday for the first time since the news broke at the end of Wednesday night’s episode.

When asked about the misconduct allegations, Spilo said he wasn’t allowed to comment but he wished he could.

The talent agent, 48, became the first contestant in the history of the show to be booted from Survivor this week
The talent agent, 48, became the first contestant in the history of the show to be booted from Survivor this week
Spilo added that he had apologized on the show.

Production sources said that Spilo’s actions took place on a boat ride following an immunity challenge during the show.

The alleged incident was witnessed by another cast member but not filmed.

Spilo reportedly insisted the contact with the female crew member’s leg was accidental and he didn’t agree with the decision to be removed from the competition, People reports.

Host Jeff Probst told contestants during Wednesday’s episode that Spilo would not be returning to the show, saying he ‘won’t be coming back to camp’ and ‘he’s gone’.

‘Okay, so I just spoke privately with Dan and I want to update you guys: A decision has been made and Dan will not be returning to the game,’ Probst said.

After the broadcast, a title card read: ‘Dan was removed from the game after a report of another incident, which happened off-camera and did not involve a player’.


It comes just weeks after Spilo was accused of sexual harassment and unwanted touching by fellow contestant Kellee Kim.

On the show’s dramatic November 13 broadcast, MBA student Kim, 29, accused Spilo of sexual harassment saying he rested his head on her knee, brushed a lock of her hair with his hand and placed his arm around her waist.

Two other female contestants, Missy Byrd and Elizabeth Beisel, also came forward to accuse Spilo of inappropriate touching.

However, their claims unraveled by the end of the episode when Byrd and Beisel confessed they made up their claims against Spilo as a part of their game strategy in the race for the $1 million prize.

When the two women told Kim they were victims of Spilo’s unwanted touching she burst into tears.

‘This isn’t just one person, it’s a pattern. It takes five people to be like, ‘Man, the way I’m feeling about this is actually real. It’s not in my head. I’m not overreacting to it.’ It’s like, no, he literally has done this to five different women in this game. That sucks. That totally, totally sucks,’ she said during the November episode.

Kim, empowered by her castmates’ allegations against Spilo, went to producers with her concerns. Show officials then addressed the unwanted touching off-camera with all the contestants and Dan received an official warning for his behavior.

Host Jeff Probst told contestants during Wednesday’s episode that Spilo would not be returning to the show.

After the broadcast, a title card read: ‘Dan was removed from the game after a report of another incident, which happened off-camera and did not involve a player’

Spilo, a Hollywood talent manager, was allowed to remain on the island but producers gave him a warning for his behavior

Survivor contestant Kellee Kim, 29, accused opponent Dan Spilo, 48, of sexual harassment and unwanted touching during Wednesday’s episode
However, at the end of the episode, when it came time for cast members to vote someone off the island, Kim was given the boot.

Beisel and Byrd who came to her with exaggerated allegations voted for her to be knocked off. They hatched their plan to take the target off themselves to stay in the game.

Beisel even admitted she didn’t feel comfortable with her embellished allegations again Spilo but said if she ‘can play up that card in whatever way possible, I’ll do it.’

‘Honestly, I’ve felt safe this entire time and if I had felt uncomfortable I would have said, ‘Please stop,” she said.

Kim had first revealed she felt uncomfortable about Spilo in the season’s first episode where the two had a one-on-one talk on the beach and Kim asked him to keep his hands to himself.

Though receptive at the time to her wishes, Spilo continued to violate her personal space.

Kim took to Twitter Wednesday and said that the agent was kicked off for ‘inappropriate touching’ and that she’s ultimately glad she spoke up about him.

Kim wrote a statement which she released on on social media on Wednesday. It read: ‘My thoughts on tonight’s episode of @SurvivorCBS and Dan Spilo’s removal for another incident of inappropriate touching.

On the show’s dramatic November 13 broadcast, MBA student Kim, 29, accused Spilo of sexual harassment saying he rested his head on her knee, brushed a lock of her hair with his hand and placed his arm around her waist
Two other female contestants Missy Byrd and Elizabeth Beisel also came forward to accuse Spilo of inappropriate touching. However, those claims unraveled by the end of the episode when Byrd and Beisel confessed they made up their claims against Spilo in a bid to stay in the game

‘Tonight, on CBS Survivor, Dan Spilo was kicked off for, once again, inappropriate touching. While Dan’s dismissal has validated the concerns that I raised from the beginning of the season, I wish that no one had been subjected to this type of behavior.

‘CBS and Survivor were on notice of Dan’s behavior from the very first days of the game. And, as Survivor fans know, shortly after I spoke up on camera, I was voted off the show. Since then, I’ve accepted genuine, heartfelt apologies from fellow castaways, but I’ve continued to feel disappointed by how this pattern was allowed to occur for so long.

‘While I wish many things had gone differently, I’m glad that my decision to speak up made a difference. What is most important to me now is how all of us — CBS, Survivor, other organizations, and all of us as individuals — decide to learn from this story and commit to take action.

‘Lastly, I am grateful to the many people who have reached out to me over the last few weeks to share their own stories and messages of solidarity. These messages, of being supported and believed, have been an incredible gift. Thank you. –Kellee’

During the November episode, Spilo was able to apologize for his actions during the Tribal Council.

‘I work in an industry in which the #MeToo movement was formed and allowed – thank God – to blossom and become powerful and strong. My personal feeling is if anyone ever felt for a second uncomfortable about anything I’ve ever done, I’m horrified about that and I’m terribly sorry,’ he said.

‘If that person was Kellee – if Kellee ever felt that in the freezing cold rain, or in tight shelters… or in all the ways we have to crawl around and through each other in this game — if I ever did anything that ever even remotely made her feel uncomfortable, it horrifies me, and I am terribly sorry’

‘True, untrue, it doesn’t matter what I feel. It doesn’t matter whether I’m aware of it. It doesn’t matter whether I ever sensed it. It doesn’t matter whether I knew it happened or it didn’t happen. If someone feels it, it’s their truth.

‘I have a wife, I have been married for 21 years, I have two boys, I have a big business, I have lots of employees. I think what upset everybody here is that this has somehow turned into gameplay,’ he added.

Spilo is a Hollywood talent manager and executive producer. This fall a show he executive produced called Sunnyside was cancelled on NBC.



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