As most of you have probably heard, unless you’ve been living under a rock, there have been some serious issues going on with the production of Bachelor in Paradise. According to sources, on June 4, an alleged sexual assault occurred and it was captured on video. In the center of the controversy are Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson, who have each sought legal counsel.
According to Olympios’ publicist Stan Rosenfield, “Corinne hasn’t seen the tapes. We just want to find out what happened and get to the bottom of it.”
Last Sunday, news broke that Warner Bros. has suspended production of the show when a producer filed a complaint alleging misconduct. This alleged misconduct concerns a sexual encounter that happened between Olympios and Jackson after a day of heavy drinking. An investigation was quickly launched and all 20 cast members and 25 crew members have been interviewed. According to a source, the production company “don’t care about the money it costs or the time it takes, they want to get to the truth of what happened,”
It’s been over a week since the contestants have been sent home and no word if production will continue. For now, that doesn’t seem likely. Many of the contestants have jobs and families back home and it would be very difficult to get them all back on the island again. ABC is also likely assessing the risk and reward of finishing the season.
For now, it looks like fans will have to be content with the Bachelorette, which is now airing.