ABC Suspends ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Production After ‘Allegations of Misconduct’

The cast of “Bachelor in Paradise” was not told anything about why the filming was abruptly halted, according to a new report. “Once the investigation is complete, we will take appropriate responsive action”, Warner Bros. said in a statement.

As previously reported, after an alleged incident between Olympios and Jackson, production was shut down and everyone was sent home from Mexico.

Blasting News reports that blogger Reality Steve and LA Times writer Amy Kaufman both have sources confirming that the two contestants in question are Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson. Several outlets name contestants DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios as the people involved, though TMZ notes there are different versions of the events that took place.

The cast members of this season were released just last week, and shooting had started after that at a resort in Sayulita, Mexico.

A field producer who filed a complaint about two contestants getting overly sexual in the pool believes that the woman may have been sexually assaulted.

LA Times journalist Amy Kaufman, who is now writing a book about The Bachelor, quoted an unnamed source from the production in a series of tweets regarding the scandal.

DeMario was in the pool”, the source said. The rest of the Bachelor in Paradise cast was sent home shortly after. “We’re pissed that this whole thing happened”, one contestant tells People. Reporting essentially the same sequence of events, “ET” said that according to its source, cameras were rolling, with multiple producers in attendance, and that one producer become uncomfortable over the alleged workplace misconduct.

“They could have seen that she was drinking too much and that he was taking advantage”. “They were all excited for this season and to get to know each other”. “From I’ve been told, the show has been cancelled”.