ABC Show “Bachelor in Paradise” suspended due to misconduct on set, rumors of cancelation and a lawsuit

in Entertainment, Movies & TV, Television

“The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” spin-off, “Bachelor in Paradise,” just recently began filming filming the show’s fourth season, but already production has been halted due to allegations of misconduct on the set. Warner Bros. released a statement yesterday about the situation:

We have become aware of allegations of misconduct on the set of “Bachelor in Paradise” in Mexico. 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.

Reality series blogger Steve Carbone and LA Times reporter Amy Kaufman, have already begun speculating about the happenstance with rumors swirling that controversial personalities, Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson, are at the center of the drama. As of this morning, those rumors now include a lawsuit being filed by one of the show’s producers and the entire season’s cancellation.

Of course everything that is “reality tv” has to be taken with a grain of salt, which leaves us all wondering if this is some type of genius publicity stunt to ensure that curious viewers will be tuning in when the show is supposed to air in early August. Time will tell. As for now, though, the official word is that there is more trouble (and less bachelor) in paradise.

UPDATE: According to Entertainment Weekly, production has been suspended after producers allegedly filmed contestant DeMario Jackson in a sexual encounter with a female contestant who may not have given consent. The female is not being named to maintain her privacy.

There are apparently witnesses to the interaction who are upset that crew members didn’t do more to stop the incident. It’s unclear if and when the show will go back into production.

Photo Credit: The Hollywood Reporter


  1. Shelly

    The Survivor employee needs to grow the hell up & quit looking for an opportunity to sue. Did you not know what show you were filming? DOH!

    1. Sherri

      This was not Survivor.

  2. TimP

    Bizarre. The Producer didn’t know hooking up is part of the show? Were they triggered?

    1. Jane

      It wasn’t “hooking up”, one of the most likely contestants raped a woman.

      1. verd

        Both people are drunk and the woman regrets it the next day=rape.

      2. TimP

        The Producer, not Victim, is filing suit. Did the Contestant claim rape? I haven’t heard.

  3. Marie

    It’s still no excuse for rape…If both are consenting adults, no problem….If one is non consenting, it’s rape….

  4. KC

    If the producer is filing suit, I guarantee they felt uncomfortable as the encounter looked like rape – but were told they had to keep filming. Really screwy things happen on these shows all the time.

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