What Happened On 'Bachelor In Paradise'? Production Has Been Stopped
Although filming on Bachelor in Paradise had only just begun, it's already been stopped after "allegations of misconduct," according to a statement from Warner Brothers to The Hollywood Reporter. But what happened on Bachelor in Paradise that required production to shut down? According to the Warner Brothers statement from THR, "We have become aware of allegations of misconduct on the set of Bachelor in Paradise in Mexico. 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.”
UPDATE #1: 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 #2: On Wednesday, June 14, Corinne Olympios' rep released a statement about the Bachelor In Paradise allegations to Bustle:
UPDATE #3: On the evening of Wednesday, June 14, Jackson released a statement about Olympios' allegations to E! News:
UPDATE #4: On June 20 an ABC spokesperson provided the following statement to Bustle:
UPDATE #5: After the results of the investigation were announced, Corinne's lawyer Martin Singer released this statement to Bustle: (Bustle reached out to Warner Brothers about this new statement but has not yet received a reply.)
EARLIER: Bustle reached out to ABC for comment but has not yet received a response. But, claims are flying fast online with multiple sources from Bachelor spoiler Reality Steve to LA Times writer Amy Kaufman claiming that Corinne and DeMario were allegedly involved in whatever happened. According to Kaufman, a "source" claimed to her that "a producer filed a 'third party complaint,'" after DeMario and Corinne allegedly had a drunken hookup during filming. Her reports have not yet been corroborated, but Reality Steve did also tweet that the situation allegedly involved Corinne and DeMario. Update: On Monday, TMZ reported that sources allegedly close to the female contestant have been told that she was reportedly "in a blackout state" during the alleged incident and "remembers nothing." In addition, the sources also claim that she "doesn't fully blame DeMario because he too was drunk." A statement directly from the contestant herself has yet to be given.
Update #2: 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."
Earlier: At this point, all we know is that something bad enough happened that production was stopped, and it's unclear if it will start up again. The cast was flown home from Mexico already, as evidenced by many airport pictures from them.
Corinne also recently posted a photo of herself indicating that her time filming has wrapped.
Hopefully once the Warner Brothers investigation has been completed we will learn more about what happened. But, until then, let's keep the speculation to a minimum — because spreading rumors doesn't help anyone.