Bachelor in Paradise Producers: Tapes Show No Evidence of Misconduct, Season 4 to Resume Filming

Bachelor in Paradise is back in production, after a strong statement from the show’s producers.

Following their internal investigation of an incident between cast members Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson that shut down production of the ABC reality show, production company Warner Bros. TV has concluded that “the tape does not support any charge of misconduct by a cast member” and says Season 4 will resume filming.

Here’s the full statement from Warner Bros. TV:

“As we previously stated, we recently became aware of allegations regarding an incident on the set of Bachelor in Paradise in Mexico. We take all such allegations seriously. The safety, security and well-being of the cast and crew is our number one concern, and we suspended filming so that the allegations could be investigated immediately and thoroughly. Our internal investigation, conducted with the assistance of an outside law firm, has now been completed. Out of respect for the privacy interests of those involved, we do not intend to release the videotape of the incident. We can say, however, that the tape does not support any charge of misconduct by a cast member. Nor does the tape show, contrary to many press reports, that the safety of any cast member was ever in jeopardy. Production on this season of Bachelor in Paradise will be resuming, and we plan to implement certain changes to the show’s policies and procedures to enhance and further ensure the safety and security of all participants.”

ABC released a statement as well, confirming that Paradise will return to the network this summer: “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.”

The Bachelor spinoff shut down production earlier this month, after an alleged drunken hookup between Olympios and Jackson led to ugly consequences. Olympios went public, claiming to be “a victim,” while Jackson defended himself, saying his “character has been assassinated.” No word yet on whether either of them will be back when Paradise resumes filming Season 4.

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30 Comments
  1. Wrstlgirl says:

    WOW!! I thought for sure at least the current season wasn’t gonna happen. Can’t wait to hear how a certain party spins this, lmao!!

  2. Drewer says:

    Wasn’t production suspended due to an on-set producers concern and not instigated by a cast member? I feel like that should be in the press release-making it clear a contestant wasn’t the one who set all of this off. Seems weird it took them this long to verify nothing improper happened if the tapes prove that. Very interesting that they are resuming filming and will air this season-it should’ve really interesting to see how/if this is addressed. Probably won’t be a reenactment like they did when the one contestant had a fling with a crew member.

    • Wrstlgirl says:

      You are correct that the initial complaint was from an on-set producer but I’m not convinced that it wasn’t a plan concocted by said producer and a contestant that set all of this off. Just my opinion of course.

      • LK says:

        Why would the producer enter into such a plan? They would surely lose their job if they did so and this publicity didnt really help anyone.

        • Wrstlgirl says:

          Who knows why any of this happened. There are still a lot of questions as to what went on and why it got so convoluted. It’s just IMHO something stinks.

        • TVFan says:

          Because the producer is the boyfriend of Corinne Olympios.

          • bucccaneer says:

            If the producer is really the boyfriend, I have a few observations…

            One, why was Corinne on the show in the first place? And two, what did the boyfriend think would happen when he put his girl on a show like this? I mean, seriously, dude…

            It seems to me the producer boyfriend threw a hissy fit over his girl hooking up and then tried to spin it into something (to “punish” or something the person who dared to approach his girl) even though nothing rape-y actually happened. I don’t know, maybe my imagination is going wild. Or maybe I’m on to something…

          • Wrstlgirl says:

            I don’t think that’s true.

          • peterwdawson says:

            Was he for sure her boyfriend or just a close friend? I’ve heard the latter though that could be spin to gloss over that maybe this isn’t actually reality.

  3. Adam says:

    It feels really disgusting and gross to continue the current season, regardless of what the investigations determined actually went down. The investigation was at once too long and reported-on for the scandal to not stick and yet too short to accept the conclusions from only an internal investigation (where profits can be a motivation for a “nothing happened” verdict) and continue on. They should just take a hiatus for the season and distance themselves from this.

    • Hannah says:

      Agreed. Unless this was a straight up ploy for promotion/ratings, it’s very odd that they would continue shooting right now. Especially since both involved parties have lawyered up. This does seem kinda gross…

  4. Shaun says:

    This season is gonna be boring,they picked a real bad cast to draw interest.Can’t imagine any of them clicking.

  5. grazelled says:

    Still think something’s off. Must have paid off Olympios pretty well plus all the free press. Oh well, since I don’t watch this show, good luck. Just sorry if it’s affecting the current Bachelorette’s ratings. It’s been kind of fun to watch again with Rachael after tuning out for several seasons.

  6. Gina says:

    So because the studio says there’s no evidence of misconduct, everybody believes it? Because they wouldn’t do anything to protect themselves in this situation, right?
    If that producer (and the victim) feels strongly that misconduct, or assault, took place, bring the tape to the cops.

    • Wrstlgirl says:

      If they wish to pursue it my guess is that their attorneys would have to subpoena the tapes. I think that’s what they call it. What happens next will be interesting. Could be, as someone mentioned above, that this whole thing has been settled quietly and that’s the end of it. But honestly, if it were me, and I felt that I had been assaulted it would be difficult to take money and forget it. With confidentiality agreements and what not we may never know the truth.

    • lechatnoir says:

      pay attention. They use the tape as evidence. not your personal feelings.

      • grazelled says:

        It’s from the Warner Bros press release, not an official report from any law enforcement agency. The only feelings discussed so far are that if one is an assault victim one would not forget such an incident even after taking a settlement. This has nothing to do with a press release by the production company.

      • Lajot says:

        Precisely

        If evidence proved something more took place do you think charges would’nt be filed regardless. Clearly the tapeople shows something other than what corrine is claiming. It’s quite simple..not sure why people want to hold on to the idea that she was assaulted. She wasn’t. Several cast members have come out saying the same thing. The said producer was also a friend of hers (allegedly)The show goes on.

    • Ben says:

      Of course that’s what will happen in such a situation. What ABC/WB are saying is that, after taking legal advice, they don’t consider there’s a basis for a civil claim against them. Corinne could still lay a criminal complaint and the tape could still be investigated by the cops. Two separate things.

  7. Lyndy says:

    Warner Bros would not put their reputation on the line for essentially two “nobodies”….I believe there was not misconduct.
    If Corrine got paid off to keep it quiet then it goes to show she was not a victim in the first place. If something had actually happened to her, why not take the tapes to the cops and open a criminal investigation.

  8. Traci says:

    Why would she go on show like this, if she already had a boyfriend! I cant believe that she didn’t know what kind of show this is, where everyone usually hooks up. I don’t believe a thing she says!!

  9. Viktor says:

    It’s a bit like an episode of UnReal, not? Anyway I’m sure it was a cheer PR stunt to heat the interest for this show a bit.

  10. Missy says:

    Leave corine at home.

    • Pamela Yankasky says:

      She is seeking attention. She is a slut or trash…your choice. She got her fame…deal with it.

  11. Judith Larkin says:

    We are so happy to hear BIP is back on…it’s a really fun show to watch. Enjoy it very much.

  12. Kimberly says:

    Dont think those two should be back on, they must not think very much for themselves and where are the standards or respect for ones self! Doesnt leave much for imagination. I think a few more rules need to be in place for this.show and it is in a family syndicate and prime time on national TV, if Jimmy Fallon cant swear on late night, is it all right for sex on prime time, most all other contestants i know think more of themselves and have a higjer set of standards, I wondered even why those 2 were on the show,
    Corine and Demario🖓🖓🖓🖓🖓!
    All the rest of contestants👍👍👍👍👍!

  13. Robin Coulter says:

    I can’t see how anyone would want Corrine to come back ever. She has no shame and was sooo quick to claim she was a victim. She was super aggressive sexually with Nick so it’s not a stretch to believe she was the same on Paradise.

  14. shadester says:

    I heard she slept with a bunch of guys after that. She’s no victim.