John Young
June 24, 2010 AT 12:00 PM EDT

In response to reports that former Bachelor Jake Pavelka threatened to punch his ex-fiancee Vienna Girardi during a recently taped interview with host Chris Harrison, ABC has issued a statement denying that any threats of physical violence occurred. “Former The Bachelor participants Jake and Vienna taped an interview last night,” the statement begins. “As this was the first time the two had seen one another since their recent breakup, the atmosphere was emotionally charged. However, and contrary to reports that have surfaced about the interview, at no time was anyone ever physically in harm’s way, nor was anyone ever threatened with physical violence.”

The interview, which marks the first time Jake and Vienna have been interviewed together since their split, will air during the July 5 episode of ABC’s The Bachelorette.

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