Bachelor host Chris Harrison has addressed the turmoil swirling behind the scenes of ABC’s latest season of Bachelor in Paradise, which suspended production after allegations of misconduct surfaced over the weekend.
Corinne continues to insist that she was too wasted to give consent. There are a lot of competing details in the various press accounts of the incident. Also, reality shows need to hire multiple consent directors to follow everyone around.
For most of the past few days, people at the center of The Bachelor franchise have been fairly quiet regarding what happened during filming for Bachelor in Paradise 4. But other viewers contend that it’s the producers’ responsibility to monitor what’s going on and ensure partying doesn’t get out of hand. An issue they both share, based on new allegations by a Bachelor in Paradise contestant, is sexual assault.
Amanda Stanton has enough of the social media trolls and bullies! “That’s when a “third party” felt uncomfortable, claiming misconduct in the workplace”.
In a statement, Harrison notes that the producers and investigators are still looking into the incident, and are doing their best to make sure what happens.
One source close to Bachelor in Paradise recently said it best when explaining to People the situation that unfolded in Mexico is “incredibly hard and complicated”. “So, I’m angry at the show, and everyone else is too”. There’s no situation where you can sneak off and not be watched – someone is watching. You have to understand that we weren’t even there a week. I can confirm to you that this is sadly the case.
Except for one crew member, who provided more details on the story.
“There was hugging and kissing and touching, but before long she seemed to go limp and was sliding under water”, a crew member was quoted as saying. “If you’re obnoxious, it’s another story”. “It’s a multimillion-dollar production”. “It is with this thought in mind that we made the decision to suspend filming”, Harrison said an exclusive statement to Good Morning America today. “There is a psychologist onsight monitoring it all, but it’s not for contestants’ health – it’s for producer purposes”.
A source seemed to corroborate this version of events with ET Online, telling the outlet, “DeMario was in the pool”. However, as far as one of the sources knows, no one ever told him to stop drinking. “Once the investigation is complete, we will take appropriate responsive action”, with the fate of the series still up in the air.
Neither Jackson nor Olympios has returned requests for comment by Inside Edition.