The show will go on. Allegations of misconduct on the set of Bachelor in Paradise Season 4halted production of the popular dating show just over a week ago. And now, Warner Bros. has announced that its investigation is complete and production will resume. Bachelor in Paradise's host, Chris Harrison, took to Twitter on Tuesday, June 20 to thank fans who were waiting to hear about the status of the investigation.
Production of Bachelor in Paradise was reportedly stopped due to an alleged nonconsensual sexual incident allegedly between former Bachelorette contestant DeMario Jackson and former Bachelor star Corrine Olympios. People magazine reported Jackson allegedly had a sexual encounter with a female contestant who "may have been too drunk to consent." TMZ reported that this female contestant was allegedly Olympios.
In the statement shared with Bustle, Warner Bros. said:
ABC released the following statement:
Update: On Tuesday, Corinne Olympios' lawyer Martin Singer released a statement to Bustle that read,
Although some fans may breathe a sigh of relief, Olympios and Jackson are likely still dealing with the fallout from the situation.
Olympios released a statement three days after production show down, which reads,
Jackson also released a statement soon after Olympios:
As Bachelor in Paradise continues amid the controversy, Harrison is continuing to live-tweeting The Bachelorette until production starts again. On Monday, June 19, the host thanked viewers for "making #thebachelorette #1 show on TV last night."
Bachelor in Paradise will return this summer. It is currently unclear if Jackson and Olympios are returning.