The investigation into a swimming pool incident on the set of the ABC reality series “Bachelor in Paradise” concluded that no misconduct had occurred. The announcement by Warner Bros., the series’ producer, came about 10 days after production was halted on the show.
ABC officially announced today that production will resume on the show, which will air this summer on the network.
In a statement, an ABC spokesperson said: “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. issued the following statement: “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.”
As we reported previously, the investigation involved an incident in a swimming pool between two of the show’s contestants, DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios. Production was halted after one of the show’s producers became concerned that a possible sexual assault had occurred.