On Sunday, June 11, Bachelor fans were shocked to learn that filming of Season 4 of Bachelor In Paradise would be shutdown due to "allegations of misconduct" reportedly involving two of the cast members. In a statement to TheHollywood Reporter Warner Bros. confirmed that production was suspended:
Update: In a video posted by TMZ, Jackson says "no comment" in response to numerous questions about the alleged incident. Asked if he's upset about reports alleging that Olympios claims she did not give consent, Jackson responded, ""No, no. I'm all good."
Update #5: On Tuesday, Corinne Olympios' lawyer Martin Singer released a statement to Bustle that read,
Earlier:Throughout Monday, many past contestants and contestants from this particular season have been offering their messages of support and any insight that they could give fans as to what happened. Exact details have not be shared, but an anonymous contestant shared their story with People about how filming shutting down occurred. The contestant understandably chose to remain anonymous, but painted quite the story of the situation as it unfolded, and it sounds like many of the contestants were shocked.
The source claimed,
According to People, there was allegedly a sexual incident that involved contestant DeMario Jackson and an unidentified female contestant in which the female contestant allegedly may not have been able to give consent. According to TMZ's reports, this female contestant is Corrine Olympios. TMZ has reported that sources close to Olympios claim that she was not able to give consent, but allegedly doesn't "fully blame" Jackson, because, like her, he was allegedly drunk. Reportedly, she allegedly feels production should have stepped in. TMZ also reported that sources close to Jackson alleged that he and Olympios did engage in oral sex, but that things were fine the next day until a producer allegedly filed a complaint regarding the alleged incident. Bustle has reached out to Jackson and Olympios for comment, but has not yet received a response.
The contestant speaking to People continued,
The contestant claimed that the possibility of filming again for this season is unlikely:
The source claimed that the other cast members thought that the situation should have been stopped before it got this far, because many of them had quit their jobs and planned this show far in advance. Still, even while they were on set, the source said that many things weren't known. They said, “I don’t know everything that happened. Obviously I didn’t suffer like other people are suffering, but still. It just sucks.”
All in all, it sounds like a very difficult and heavy situation for everyone that has been involved. Hopefully a resolution can be found quickly and safely.