While Bachelor in Paradise is known for booze-fueled nights, hook-ups, and questionable contestants, it has never reached the point of being totally shut down. But on June 11, Warner Brothers confirmed that Bachelor in Paradise Season 4 shut down production very early on in its filming. Warner Brothers released a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, which reads,
Update: On June 20, an ABC spokesperson provided the following statement to Bustle:
Warner Bros.' statement to Bustle read,
Update #2: On Tuesday, Corinne Olympios' lawyer Martin Singer released a statement to Bustle that read,
Earlier: In the wake of this shocking news, past cast members of all the Bachelor shows have been weighing in on social media. It should be noted that the contestants all commented at different times, which means that some of their responses may be colored by how much information was available at the time.
It has always seemed like many of the cast members are very close, and this news seems to have affected many of them. While it is still unclear what exactly happened, these Bachelor alums have shown concern, confusion, and shock, just like most of us watching from home. (And in true Bachelor fashion, a couple of these contestants should probably have kept their mouths shut.)
Praying for those that were hurt by today's events.. respectful love should be our heart's pursuit 💛 #BIP— Caila Quinn (@CailaQuinn) June 12, 2017
Quinn posted a very sweet and sympathetic message...
I'm excited for The Bachelor in Pornadise— Chad Johnson (@realChadJohnson) June 12, 2017
...while Johnson acted very much like himself.
I feel bad for everyone involved... cast and crew... and that people aren't going to be able to enjoy an experience that meant so much to us https://t.co/QQsAp9fxAd— Tanner Tolbert (@ttolbert05) June 12, 2017
Tolbert was sad that the contestants didn't get to enjoy the experience.
Hopefully everyone is ok in Paradise! How awful would it be if things are true?! Prayers! #BachelorInParadise— Marcus Grodd (@marcusgrodd) June 12, 2017
Grodd, a BiP alum, sent his well wishes.
I'm heartbroken about BIP. 💔— Raven (@ravengates09) June 12, 2017
Raven kept it short.
This one seems a little unnecessary.
I remember the days when the worst things that happened in paradise were fire ants and raccoons... I hope everything is ok!— Clare Crawley (@Clare_Crawley) June 11, 2017
As someone who's been on the show before, Clare hopes everything is OK.
Let's hope that that everyone from the current cast is home, safe, and well.