News broke earlier this week that Bachelor in Paradise had suspended filming
following "allegations of misconduct" that allegedly took place between DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios
. A source told ET that prior to the alleged incident, some of the show's producers were encouraging the cast mates to get together.
Higgins -- who served as the Bachelor
two seasons ago and was a contestant on The Bachelorette
-- recalled his experience working with producers on Bachelor in Paradise
's sister shows, claiming that he never felt pressure to do anything he didn't want to do.