Bachelor in Paradise Production Halted Amid Allegations of Misconduct

Production on the upcoming fourth season of ABC’s Bachelor in Paradise has been suspended indefinitely, as an investigation is launched into “allegations of misconduct.”

In a statement provided to our sister site Deadline, a spokesman for Warner Bros. says “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.”

Although no details about the allegations have been made public at this time, Los Angeles Times writer Amy Kaufman shared on Twitter (via a source) that a BiP producer filed a third-party complaint after observing a drunken, “soft core porn” encounter between two cast members.

The upcoming season of Bachelor in Paradise was scheduled to premiere on Tuesday, Aug. 8 at 8/7c. The cast included Bachelor/Bachelorette alumni Raven Gates, Amanda Stanton, Alexis Waters, Derek Peth, Corinne Olympios, Lacey Mark, Kristina Schulman, Nick Benvenutti, Danielle Maltby, DeMario Jackson, Taylor Nolan, Robby Hayes, Ben Zorn, Jasmine Goode, Vinny Ventiera and Alex Woytkiw.

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30 Comments
  1. Shaun says:

    Wonder what could be bad enough for them to halt it?Rape allegations or Assault?

  2. This sounds like inspiration for the writers of Unreal season 3

    • cuius says:

      Probably why “Unreal” has been delayed – getting too close to reality!

      • Dude says:

        They’ve already filmed season 3 of Unreal. They started in February. They’ve just postponed when it’s being aired not when it’s being filmed.

      • Jbj says:

        Actually, I think they already did that in the season 1 episode where Adam’s visiting friend sexually assaults one of the drunk contestants.

  3. Mike says:

    wasn’t there a law & order SVU episode just like this?

    • Cassie says:

      Yeah, that was the first thing I thought of. Looked it up, season 17 episode 21 “Assaulting Reality”.

  4. Isn’t all this bachelor bs a drunken, “soft core porn” encounter?

  5. Timmah says:

    I thought “misconduct” was the whole point of the show.

  6. It sounds like, to me, that the endless amount of alcohol provided has finally caught up with producers…now to the point where two wasted contestants were so uninhibited that the lines of consent were maybe a bit blurred.

  7. TVLineCommentator says:

    what does soft core porn encounter even mean?

  8. Katie says:

    So a producer signs up to work for a show shamelessly centered around getting people drunk so they’ll hook up, and then sues when they witness people getting drunk and hooking up? I’m sorry did you not expect to feel uncomfortable?

    • VoiceofReason says:

      If anyone witnessed rape, it would be over.

    • Amelia says:

      Also, the producer isn’t “suing” bc he/she felt uncomfortable. They’re saying someone was too drunk to consent. Not sure if this producer was on set or reviewed the footage later but if it was that bad someone should’ve stopped it from happening.

  9. THE Val* says:

    Hi ~If you know they have a stupid way about them stay away from casting them:::: Nice things happen when people are wanting to really fall in love::: {smile}

  10. Ann Marie Stokman says:

    Interesting. Hope we get the real details soon

  11. Sabrina says:

    Aren’t drunken hook-ups the point of the show?

  12. Jack says:

    I love how trashy and lighthearted fun BIP usually is. I hope this incident of “misconduct” wasn’t actually rape – that would be very, very sad.

  13. Lauren says:

    Tvline, I wish you would have thought more carefully about releasing the names of the people involved. This is quickly turning into an allegation of sexual assault and now the victim’s name is out there. And of course, she is being attacked on social media and this all her fault for ruining a dumb reality show and being called hideous names. It’s all her fault, never mind the guy.

    • jlz says:

      Her name was released by TMZ first not TVline. ABC should have made sure they didn’t release her name. Everyone else is just reporting…

      Social media is at fault s well.

    • Amanda says:

      Why is “she” automatically the victim? He could’ve been to drunk to consent as well! Before we start attaching labels to who did what, let’s wait for the WHOLE story first.

      • Anna says:

        This! They were BOTH drunk, she started the whole thing by sitting on his lap then telling him they should carry on in the pool. They BOTH undressed and did whatever they were doing in a drunken stupor. Now, she’s talking about being too drunk to consent? Give me a break! So did he! I bet this is a lawyer/PR move. She must have woken up to the backlash and now trying to salvage her reputation, at the expense of the dumbo who should have rejected her advances.

  14. chadcronin says:

    Letting people on who lied and were kicked off a season is a horrible idea

  15. Michaela says:

    The show asked DeMario & Corrine to hook up. They did alot supposedly not sex in the pool. She’s now suing the show saying she was too drunk to make those kind of choices