ABC Releases Statement Regarding BACHELOR IN PARADISE Sexual Misconduct Allegations
After shutting down production in Mexico on BACHELOR IN PARADISE's fourth season, Warner Bros. has determined that there has been no misconduct of any kind by the show and its producers. An internal investigation was launched earlier this month after a sexual encounter took place between contestants DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios on the first day of production. The event lead two producers to file misconduct complaints and question whether Olympios was able to give consent to the encounter.
Today, an ABC spokesperon released the following statement regarding the incident: "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."
About the show: The long-awaited fourth season of summer's genre-defying breakout hit series "Bachelor in Paradise" returns on TUESDAY, AUGUST 8 on The ABC Television Network. Starting the following week, the show will air on Mondays. The cast comprised of former fan favorites and controversial characters from "The Bachelor" franchise are back looking for a SECOND CHANCE at love. They all left "The Bachelor" or "The Bachelorette" with broken hearts, but now they'll travel to a romantic paradise, hoping to turn a potential summer fling into the real thing.
Hosted by Chris Harrison, "Bachelor in Paradise" is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss, Martin Hilton, Nicole Woods and Elan Gale are executive producers.