Will Corinne & DeMario Be On 'Bachelor In Paradise'? Here's What We Know – UPDATE
Elite Daily reached out to Corinne and DeMario for comment, but did not hear back by the time of publication.
UPDATE: It was initially reported DeMario Jackson was invited to return to Mexico for filming of season four of Bachelor in Paradise, but sources allegedly told TMZ on June 22 he will not be going back on the show.
EARLIER: As we all know by now, BIP suspended production for the past week following allegations of misconduct on set. Various reports alleged the incident causing the show's suspension involved contestants Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson.
Today, Warner Bros. revealed it completed its investigation into charges of misconduct on Bachelor in Paradise and has decided to resume production on the show.
In a statement to Elite Daily, Warner Bros. states its investigation did not lead it to believe any cast member exhibited misconduct and the show will start filming the new season again soon.
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.
Shortly after Warner Bros. announced the results of its investigation, ABC released a statement to Elite Daily confirming that filming will resume and the new season will still air 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.
So, it sounds like the Bachelor in Paradise crew is down with its involvement in the incident, but that doesn't necessarily mean Corinne or DeMario are. Now that their alleged scandal has dominated the news all week, it would be understandable if either or both of the contestants choose not to go back to Mexico and resume filming with the rest of the cast.
Neither Corinne or DeMario have spoken out about their plans since the resumed production was announced, so we still don't know what they'll decide.
Earlier this week, it sounded like things were going to get nasty between Corinne, DeMario, and the show, as both contestants released statements claiming they were looking into taking legal action.
Corinne released a statement to TMZ stating that she has little memory of the night in question and that she had hired an attorney to help her seek justice:
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 followed suit in a statement to E! Online, claiming the claims against him are false and that he is also preparing to take legal action:
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.
One thing's for sure: If DeMario and Corinne do both decide to return to Paradise, they'll be keeping their distance from each other.