The popular ABC reality series Bachelor in Paradise suspended filming on Sunday after allegations of misconduct. Warner Bros., the production company behind the show, did not share the nature of the allegations, but announced in a statement on Monday that production was halted and a thorough investigation was under way. The studio did not reveal more information, but multiple news sources reported that these allegations involve an incident in which DeMario Jackson allegedly engaged in sexual acts with a female contestant who was allegedly too drunk to consent. TMZ has reported that this female contestant is allegedly Corinne Olympios. According to TMZ, Jackson allegedly wants the footage released and allegedly contacted lawyers to approach Warner Bros. about the matter. TMZ reports that Jackson allegedly believes this would clear his name.
Update : On Tuesday, Corinne Olympios' lawyer Martin Singer released a statement to Bustle that read,
Earlier: Bustle has reached out to Jackson and Olympios for comment on the latest report. Warner Bros. had no further comment beyond its original statement:
The report that Jackson allegedly wants the footage to be made public comes after video was released of him being asked about the situation. TMZ approached Jackson in West Hollywood on Tuesday and asked about the situation and he replied "no comment" to most questions. Jackson was also asked if he was upset by reports claiming Olympios allegedly says she couldn't give consent, and he replied "No, no, I'm all good." The reality star also indicated that he wasn't upset with Olympios.
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On Monday, TMZ alleged that sources close to Olympios claimed she was too drunk to remember the alleged incident. She also allegedly said that she doesn't put all the blame on Jackson, who was also allegedly intoxicated, and is allegedly upset with the producers for not stepping in.