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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Love Rachel Lindsay!!!
She just did something that has NEVER been done before. As we know, they’re always trying to keep details on the season (and especially the outcome) under wraps….
But Rachel already revealed that SHE DID find love & is happily engaged–!!
She told reporters via a conference call yesterday “I am very much so in love and very much engaged. I am getting my happy ending!”
That just makes me more excited for the season!
Honestly, she was his choice from the start. There was definitely an undeniable connection from their VERY FIRST DATE. I actually felt pretty bad for poor Raven-she really thought she stood a chance.
Raven, at just 25, seemed SO young to me…not just by age, but maturity. She is adorable and fun loving, but didn’t come across like a WOMAN ready to marry Nick.
The show tried to pull the “oh no! is Vanessa going to SAY NO to Nick?” thing…but as SOON as Nick started to open up to her about his feelings, she was a puddle of emotion.
It was a very sweet moment.
Interestingly, he said there was several moments he ‘tried to fight’ falling in love with her–and it’s clear WHY! She’s one tough cookie. She shut him down NUMEROUS times throughout the season for flirting with Corinne, constantly needed reassurance and was KNOWN for her tears, and resting b*ch face.
During the After the Final Rose special, things seemed a little tense. They both opened up about the difficulties they have faced as a couple since wrapping–so they aren’t PRETENDING to be in a honeymoon everything is perfect phase.
I’m not sure if that means that this relationship is already dead in the water, or if they’re just realists. One thing’s for sure, if she doesn’t decide to leave Canada–they’re toast.
Poor little Raven would have dropped her whole world to do whatever Nick wanted….but as always, men never go the easy route.
I seriously cannot wait to see Rachel Lindsay as the Bachelorette!
She was on the Ellen DeGeneres Show earlier today.
She confirmed “He let me go. I was shocked, too. I really thought that Nick and I had a really strong connection–and I was pretty heartbroken when it happened–but I’ve moved on since then.”
It has been three months since then.
She closed with this awesome quote: “It didn’t work out–I guess he was looking for something else. His loss!”
Can’t wait for her season!
Congratulations to Rachel Lindsay!
She will be next season’s The Bachelorette!!!!!!!!
I’m so excited about it, not only because it is the franchise’s first African American Lead (welcome to 2017!) but because she is gorgeous, extremely likable and WHIP SMART!
The girl is a LAWYER! Can’t wait to see her season!
It was announced on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night….unfortunately BEFORE she was even eliminated– #SPOILERALERT!
Either way, SUPER happy about it 😀
Ben Higgins wants you to know he is NOT a Bachelor again!
Rumors have been going around that Lauren Bushnell and Ben BROKE UP!
He went to Instagram to clear it up!
“No need to respond often to rumors or “fake news” but the feeling I have in this picture is the same feeling I have for this girl today. “
Still going strong 🙂
Not many couples from The Bachelor survive…I hope they do!