When Will 'Bachelor In Paradise' Return?
Ever since last week's shocking cancellation of Bachelor in Paradise following allegations of "misconduct" that reportedly occurred between Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson, Bachelor Nation has had a lot of questions.
In addition to wanting clarification about the serious allegations, people wondered if the show would be canceled forever.
Following its investigation, Warner Bros. released a new statement on Tuesday:
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.
Elite Daily reached out to reps for Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson to comment on the new statement but did not hear back at the time of publication.
A spokesperson for ABC said,
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.
Twitter erupted in excitement over the news that the beloved summertime hit will be resuming production.
We still don't have details as to which cast members will be returning to film and we don't have a date yet for the premiere, but in the meantime, fans just seem relieved to know producers are able to say with authority that nothing inappropriate occurred.
Corinne released an initial statement to TMZ last week that read,
I am a victim and have spent the last week trying to make sense of what happened on June 4. Although I have little memory of that night, something bad obviously took place, which I understand is why production on the show has now been suspended and a producer on the show has filed a complaint against the production. As a woman, this is my worst nightmare and it has now become my reality. As I pursue the details and facts surrounding that night and the immediate days after, I have retained a group of professionals to ensure that what happened on June 4 comes to light and I can continue my life, including hiring an attorney to obtain justice and seeking therapy to begin dealing with the physical and emotional trauma stemming from that evening.
DeMario responded with his own statement, saying,
It's unfortunate that my character and family name has been assassinated this past week with false claims and malicious allegations. I will be taking swift and appropriate legal action until my name is cleared and, per the advice of legal counsel, will be seeking all available remedies entitled to me under the laws.
Corrine and DeMario have not publicly commented since the most recent statements were released by Warner Bros. and ABC.