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'Bachelor in Paradise' suspended over misconduct, reportedly related to sex and consent

ABC

12

June

There is some trouble in paradise.

ABC has stopped filming Season 4 of Bachelor in Paradise after a producer filed a "third party complaint" because of misconduct on set.

The news came just a week after the cast was announced.

"We have suspended production and we are conducting a thorough investigation of these allegations," Warner Bros. said in a statement. "Once the investigation is complete, we will take appropriate responsive action."

According to multiple news outlets and LA Times reporter Amy Kaufman, the show has been suspended after producers allegedly filmed contestants DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios in a sexual encounter. A producer felt uncomfortable watching the footage and filed a complaint.

It has been reported that the producer believed Olympios was too drunk to be able to consent to Jackson, yet filming continued.

"The show absolutely values the primacy of consent, and this instance it appears as though conduct allegedly occurred without the proper consent having been given," a Bachelor in Paradise source told People.

Warner Bros. has not commented on the allegations.

Some former contestants chimed in on social media.

[Last modified: Monday, June 12, 2017 1:17pm]

    

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