Production of ABC's BACHELOR IN PARADISE Suspended Due to Allegations of Misconduct
CNN reports that production of ABC's BACHELOR IN PARADISE has been suspended following allegations of misconduct. Warner Bros., the production company behind the series, released a statement to CNNMoney today which reads as follows:
"We have become aware of allegations of misconduct on the set of 'Bachelor in Paradise' in Mexico. We have suspended production and we are conducting a thorough investigation of these allegations. Once the investigation is complete, we will take appropriate responsive action."
Details on the specific allegations have not been revealed, however PEOPLE reports that contestant DeMario Jackson allegedly engaged in a sexual act with a woman who might have been too intoxicated to consent." An inside source tells the site, "The show absolutely values the primacy of consent, and this instance it appears as though conduct allegedly occurred without the proper consent having been given."
Filming on the show's fourth season recently began in Sayulita, Mexico, with a premiere date set for early August. Click here for a list of contestants who will appear on the show this season.
About the show: Over the course of six weeks, ABC will follow former bachelors and bachelorettes as they explore new relationships while living together in Mexico, in a secluded and dreamy paradise. America will watch as they fall in love or go through renewed heartbreak. "Bachelor in Paradise" will feature shocking twists, surprises, unexpected guests and some of the most unlikely relationships in "Bachelor" history. There's no telling who will find love this season, just like Jade and Tanner with their engagement and subsequent wedding. Hosted by Chris Harrison, "Bachelor in Paradise" is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television.