Following an investigation by an outside law firm, Warner Bros. has concluded there was no evidence of misconduct on the set of Bachelor in Paradise. According to TMZ, the announcement comes only 10 days after the show’s production was suspended. The show was temporarily shut down after a producer allegedly witnessed sexual misconduct on tape between two contestants DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios and as a result filed a complaint.
Warner Bros. released a statement to People magazine, announcing that the studio will resume production on the show.
“As we previously stated, we recently became aware of allegations regarding an incident on the set of Bachelor in Paradise in Mexico,” Warner Bros. says in the statement.
“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,” Warner Bros. says.
Warner Bros. adds “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.”
Bachelor in Paradise also explains they will implement new policies and procedures to ensure “safety and security” of all participants.
Olympios’s attorney released a statement saying they are still investigating the situation, regardless if Warner Bros. has completed theirs. “It needs to be crystal clear that production of Bachelor in Paradise was shut down because of multiple complaints received from ‘BIP’ producers and crew members on the set.” Olympios’s attorney adds, “It comes as no surprise that Warner Bros., as a result of its own internal investigation, would state that no wrongdoing had occurred.”
Corinne Olympios released a statement last week regarding the incident. In the statement, she says she was a “victim” who has a vague recollection of her encounter with Jackson. She also said she will be “seeking therapy to begin dealing with the physical and emotional trauma stemming from that evening.” Meanwhile, Jackson released a statement where he said it was “unfortunate that my character and family name has been assassinated this past week with false claims and malicious allegations.”