The producers of Survivor are taking Kellee Kim's recent allegations over fellow contestant Dan Spilo's unwanted touching.
Changes will be made in future seasons, host Jeff Probst told EW. He said: "It's an unprecedented and unfortunate situation that is still very raw for a lot of the players and fans. We are all trying to learn from it."
Complicating matters, Missy Byrd and Elizabeth Beisel made up allegations against Spilo in a bid to get Janet Carbin to vote him off. They apologized.
Kim told EW that she didn't know Spilo had been chastised, and called Survivor out for its lack of transparency: "One of the things that truly makes Survivor special is that the producers let the players play. We say what we want to say, and we are left as much as possible to our own devices; this is what has kept the integrity of the game. However, on the flip side, it has created a relationship where players can't ask for help and producers can't step in. I did not know about Dan getting a personal warning until I watched the episode. If production was going to give Dan an official warning, they should have just pulled him from the game or at least informed me so that I was aware of how it might impact the game."
After the November 13th episode aired, CBS and MGM released a statement: "In the episode broadcast last night, several female castaways discussed the behavior of a male castaway that made them uncomfortable. During the filming of this episode, producers spoke off-camera to all the contestants still in the game, both as a group and individually, to hear any concerns and advise about appropriate boundaries. A formal warning was also given to the male castaway in question. On Survivor, producers provide the castaways a wide berth to play the game. At the same time, all castaways are monitored and supervised at all times. They have full access to producers and doctors, and the production will intervene in situations where warranted."
Survivor airs Wednesdays, 8 p.m. on CBS.