Despite the growing hype for ABC’s Bachelor in Paradise, I’m sad to confirm that production for the fourth season has been suspended indefinitely.
The Bachelor spin-off was scheduled to premier on August 8th, however ABC recently announced that they stopped production on Sunday. Apparently some allegations of misconduct was circulating on set, and they weren’t safe for the cameras.
“We have become aware of allegations of misconduct on the set of Bachelor in Paradise in Mexico,” Warner Bros. released in a statement. “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.”
So far, cast members have already been flown out of Sayulita, Mexico, where the show was supposed to film.
Here's most of the cast at the airport an hour ago. Being told they're being flown to Houston. Still don't know what's going on pic.twitter.com/eNgGp0tyZ1
— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) June 11, 2017
ABC hasn’t released a full report on these allegations, however cast and crew members on set have revealed new information. All you Bachelor and Bachelorette veterans out there can remember DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios. According to Entertainment Tonight, a night of drinking led to some steamy action between DeMario and Corinne that wasn’t suitable for the cameras.
“DeMario was in the pool. Next thing you know Corinne comes over and hops on his lap.” a source on set claimed. “Cameras are rolling. Producers are everywhere. That’s when a ‘third-party’ felt uncomfortable, claiming misconduct in the workplace. As of right now, production of ‘Paradise’ is suspended indefinitely. And they are sending everyone home and telling everyone else to stay home. DeMario and Corinne got sent home soon after.”
Supposedly, that third-party was a producer on the show. These reports were later confirmed by Amy Kaufman, a writer with ample experience with covering The Bachelor news. She set new light on the allegations on her Twitter page. According to Kaufman, “Corinne came up to DeMario at the bar and kissed him. They proceeded to the pool, where they got naked. From this point forward, things turned into “soft core porn.” They did not have sex. But it was very raunchy.”
The entire cast was flown home following a complaint from a producer that witnessed the exchange between DeMario and Corinne. Despite being the main reason for the show’s suspension, the two still hit each other up from time to time.
“DeMario was trying to reach Corinne via email, Instagram and Facebook for a few days. Finally, [he] got a hold of her, they exchanged numbers and they’ve been talking. They are both speaking and on good terms,” said Entertainment Tonight’s source.
It’s currently unclear if the Bachelor in Paradise series will come to an end following these allegations. Looks like we have one less show to binge over the Summer, folks.