In an interview with Entertainment Weekly earlier this month, Harrison was asked if the world "gentleman" still applied to Higgins based on his behavior in the Fantasy Suites, and the host replied with enthusiasm, "Not gentleman enough!"
Harrison then quickly added, "A gentleman can still be a generous lover."
On Friday, Reality TV World asked Harrison to elaborate on his remarks and then reveal whether he was surprised to learn about Higgins' alleged intimate encounters on the show as Higgins prides himself on his strong Christian values.
"I honestly have no idea, nor do I really want to know," Harrison said about reports the Bachelor has sex with three women.
"But, yeah, I made some flippant comment. I don't even know where I made it. And then for some reason, you know, every rag and tabloid have picked it up and written some ridiculous stories."
Harrison clarified that Higgins is the utmost gentleman at all times and it was never his intention to suggest otherwise.
"Ben is easily the most faithful, good man you'll ever run across. And I also, in the same interview, said, 'If a Ben showed up someday to date my daughter, I would get down on my knees and thank God.' Like, he is the most genuine, sweetest soul that I've run across. He's a great, great man," Harrison told Reality TV World.
"So, no, that's why I usually, honestly, it was the irony in the joke in making that joke. There was no truth to that -- at all. I mean, he's such a good guy. So, anyone who runs across him... he couldn't be more of a genuine, good guy."