The investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct on the set of "Bachelor in Paradise" has concluded that no such misconduct took place.
Production on the ABC dating show shut down after a producer raised concerns about an encounter between contestants Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson. Both parties hired lawyers, Olympios released a statement calling herself a victim, and Jackson defended himself.
Now, Warner Bros. has revealed the findings of its internal investigation:
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.
It's unclear how "Bachelor in Paradise" will address the incident now that filming has resumed. Warner Bros. may not air the actual incident between Olympios and Jackson, but will it even acknowledge the ensuing drama? Or will the season start over from scratch with the other contestants and pretend like it never happened?
ABC has also yet to comment on if the show will still air this summer or get pushed back.
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