Sources Spill Dirty Details as Bachelor in Paradise Put on Ice
Warner Bros. says there were 'allegations of misconduct on the set'
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 12, 2017 8:17 AM CDT
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Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson from season 4 of "Bachelor in Paradise."   (ABC)

(Newser) – Trouble in paradise: Warner Bros. on Sunday announced it has suspended production on season four of Bachelor in Paradise following "allegations of misconduct on the set." The Bachelor spinoff was filming in Mexico ahead of an Aug. 8 premiere date, and Warner Bros. had little more to add than the following: "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." For the uninitiated, the Hollywood Reporter explains the ABC show pulls together castmembers from the Bachelor and Bachelorette who didn't end up with the final rose, in hopes that sparks will fly.

According to TMZ's sources, the incident involved sexual activity in a swimming pool between two "villains" from previous seasons: Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson. It says there are "different versions" of what happened and outlines one (it's fairly graphic; you can read it here). ET reports by way of a source that a "third party"—apparently a producer—"felt uncomfortable, claiming misconduct in the workplace." Los Angeles Times reporter Amy Kaufman tweeted the producer sued over what she saw, which a source tells Kaufman was "soft-core porn" but didn't involve sex. According to E!'s source, this isn't just a suspension of production: The season is kaput. Infamous Bachelor spoiler Reality Steve said much the same, tweeting, "Certainly doesn't look like BIP is happening."

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