Last week, we learned that production of the reality spinoff show Bachelor In Paradise had been suspended due to allegations of sexual assault. It’s still unclear as what exactly happened on the evening in question, but we do know that Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson were the contestants involved.
Fortunately, Warner Bros. announced today that their investigation proved these charges of misconduct to be unfounded and production is said to resume ASAP. Naturally, Twitter has some thoughts about this.
Warner Bros. announced Tuesday that production of Bachelor In Paradise will resume ASAP.
After last week’s troubling allegations of sexual assault, Warner Bros. halted all filming and launched a full investigation into the matter. This morning, the production company released a statement that confirmed the contestants in question were never in any danger and the charges would be dropped.
“As we previously stated, we recently became aware of allegations regarding an incident on the set of Bachelor in Paradise in Mexico. We take all such allegations seriously. The safety, security and well-being of the cast and crew is our number one concern, and we suspended filming so that the allegations could be investigated immediately and thoroughly.
Our internal investigation, conducted with the assistance of an outside law firm, has now been completed. Out of respect for the privacy interests of those involved, we do not intend to release the videotape of the incident. We can say, however, that the tape does not support any charge of misconduct by a cast member. Nor does the tape show, contrary to many press reports, that the safety of any cast member was ever in jeopardy.”
They added that while production will continue, certain changes will be made in the show’s policies to protect contestants.
“Production on this season of Bachelor in Paradise will be resuming, and we plan to implement certain changes to the show’s policies and procedures to enhance and further ensure the safety and security of all participants.”
A spokesperson for ABC also confirmed this news,
“We appreciate the swift and complete investigation by Warner Bros. into allegations of misconduct on the set of Bachelor in Paradise. Given their results, the series will resume production, and will air this summer on ABC.”