Bachelor in Paradise will, incredibly, resume production in Mexico following an investigation conducted by the show’s studio, Warner Bros., and an unnamed law firm.
The company said it will not release footage of what happened, but denies there was any misconduct. The company also denies “misconduct by a cast member”—which, at its worst, could have been the alleged sexual assault of Corinne, who may have been too drunk to consent or even unconscious, according to some reports. (Corinne Olympios has identified herself as “a victim”; DeMario said such claims were “false” and “malicious”.)
Oh, and even though nothing happened, now there will be new “policies and procedures” to “enhance” “safety and security.” The statement says nothing about who will be returning to Mexico to film the season, or when that will happen.
ABC responded to this news with its own statement:
“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.”
Warner Bros. insanely contradictory statement
Here is Warner Bros. full but detail-less statement, which is full of ludicrous contradictions:
“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.”
Let’s recap all of these contradictory statements:
- There’s tape of people who were on a network reality show and agreed to be filmed
- We can’t see that tape because whatever’s on it would violate someone’s “privacy”
- There was no misconduct
- No one was in danger
- Everything was absolutely fine
- Whatever’s on that tape needs to be kept private
- Nothing happened
- Warner Bros. will change Bachelor in Paradise’s policies and procedures to protect cast members to make sure nothing does not happen ever again.