'Bachelor In Paradise' Adds Sex Rules, According To Reports


On Tuesday, June 27, TMZ reported that Bachelor In Paradise will have new rules in place about sex on the show, following the controversy surrounding contestants DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios.

Elite Daily reached out to Jackson and Olympios' teams for comment on the reported rules, but did not hear back by time of publication. ABC and Warner Bros. declined to comment at this time.

According to TMZ, Bachelor In Paradise contestants who want to have sex must "get permission from producers." Sources at the resort where filming takes place allegedly told TMZ both parties must let a producer know they consent, before engaging in sexual activity.

As TMZ reports,

The report states producers have the right to stop any sexual activity in the "Boom Boom Room" (where sex reportedly takes place at the mansion) if they feel "contestants violate the rule."

The new changes to the show will reportedly be implemented as a result of the alleged sexual misconduct that occurred between Jackson and Olympios. The show was initially suspended, but on June 20, Warner Bros. concluded the investigation and released this statement:

Shortly after Warner Bros. made the announcement, ABC released a statement to Elite Daily, saying,

Since the initial suspension of Bachelor In Paradise, Jackson and Olympios have both released statements about their involvement in the controversy.


On June 14, DeMario Jackson gave E! Online the following statement about the Bachelor In Paradise controversy:

Most recently, Jackson discussed the sexual assault allegations in a three-part interview with E! News. He shared his side of what really happened with Corinne Olympios on the show, and reflected on how the allegations have changed his life since. He said,

According to TMZ, Corinne Olympios also spoke out about the Bachelor In Paradise scandal. She said,

It's unclear what these new rules mean for the future of Bachelor In Paradise, but filming reportedly resumes this week, so fans will have to wait and see.