Host of The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise Chris Harrison released a statement on Good Morning America regarding their decision to suspend filming of BIP.
Details are still emerging but what we do know is that there was some sort of sexual encounter between Corinne Olympios and Demario Johnson while they were heavily intoxicated.
A producer believes Corinne was unable to consent, and that BIP therefore FILMED a sexual assault 😲
Here’s what Chris had to say:
“The safety and care of the cast and crew of our show is of the utmost importance to us. It is with this thought in mind that we made the decision to suspend filming. Out of respect to all involved, there’s only so much I can and will say at this time…
I know in this day and age we want and even expect immediate answers but in this case it’s just not possible… I will keep you as informed and up to date as I possibly can. We’re sorry for any inconvenience and disappointment this may have caused the cast, the crew and our loyal fans. It is my sincere hope that we can come to a quick resolution on this and get back to work very soon.”
Thoughts on what we know so far?
Bachelor in Paradise is definitely the ‘reject’ show of #BachelorNation
There’s always SO much drama–with ‘cast offs’ from previous seasons trying to find love one more time.
Well, they film in Mexico and the production has been SUSPENDED!
On day one of shooting, “villains” Corinne Olympios and Demario Jackson (who just got eliminated from The Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay’s season for having a GIRLFRIEND right before the show) got heavily intoxicated.
Well, allegedly some crazy things happened in a pool while cameras were rolling. One producer believes that Corinne was TOO intoxicated to consent, and that the show in essence has evidence of sexual assault.
Here is Warner Bro’s statement:
“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.”
Demario told TMZ that what happened WAS consensual–and no word yet from Corinne.
THIS. IS. CRAZY.
A source says that filming was not only suspended, the show itself may be canned. Do you think they will air any of this? Is this a GIANT publicity stunt?
– Smasher Arizona & Dee Garcia
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