'No Misconduct' Found by Bachelor in Paradise Probe

Reality series will resume filming
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 20, 2017 2:55 PM CDT

(Newser) Bachelor in Paradise has survived its big scandal. Following allegations of sexual misconduct, the show was suspended and rumored to be done for good. But Warner Bros. Television, which produces the reality show, announced Tuesday that it has completed an investigation—with the help of an outside law firm—and found that video of the incident (which will not be released) "does not support any charge of misconduct by a cast member" and also does not show that any cast member's safety was ever in jeopardy. As such, filming on the current season is resuming. Sources tell the Hollywood Reporter producers are confident they will be able to complete the season, the show's fourth.

But Warner Bros. did say in its statement it will "implement certain changes to the show’s policies and procedures to enhance and further ensure the safety and security of all participants." In total, filming was suspended for a little more than a week. It's not clear whether the halt will impact the season's debut, which was originally scheduled for Aug. 8, though Warner Bros. did say the show would still air this summer. The BiP scandal began when a producer filed a complaint about an alleged sexual encounter between contestants Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson, who had been drinking, but sources tell THR Olympios was "lucid" and "conversational" during the entire encounter caught on tape. It's not clear whether she and Jackson will resume filming; both have retained lawyers and Olympios released a statement last week referring to herself as "a victim." (Read more Warner Bros. stories.)

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