Update: In a statement to Bustle, ABC added, "We appreciate the swift and complete investigation by Warner Bros. into allegations of misconduct on the set of Bachelor in Paradise. Given their results, the series will resume production, and will air this summer on ABC."
Update #2: On Tuesday, Corinne Olympios' lawyer Martin Singer released a statement to Bustle that read,
Earlier: The shutdown was reported to be due to an allegedly nonconsensual sexual incident between DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios. People wrote that sources claimed the alleged event involved DeMario Jackson and a then-unnamed female contestant, who reportedly "may have been too drunk to consent" to sexual activity. TMZ later reported that the contestant was Olympios. At the time, all Warner Bros. would say on the incident was that, "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."
Three days after the report that production had been shut down, Olympios released a statement to Bustle that read,
Jackson also released a statement to Bustle later that same Wednesday:
Various members of Bachelor Nation have also given their two cents on the situation, including former BachelorBen Higgins, fellow Bachelor in Paradisecontestant Jasmine Goode, and former contestant from Nick Viall's Bachelor season Raven Gates. In addition, there have been numerous unconfirmed rumors and reports going around as anonymous sources were quoted to fill in the blanks of all that we still don't know. Official statements have been few and far between, and this latest development is certainly food for thought.
Editor's Note: This article has been updated from its original version.