Why 'Bachelor in Paradise' Season 4 Is Unlikely to Air

Candice Alexander
June 14, 2017

Television released a statement Monday that they are "conducting a thorough investigation of these allegations".

One contestant told People on the condition of anonymity what it was like behind the scenes as production in Mexico was being shut down pending the investigation.

Even if cast members could be regathered at the original location or a new one, the slated August 4 premiere date presents a daunting target. "We're pissed that this who thing happened", the sources said. We knew something bad had happened; there was a dark energy that came around the house. But if you round out the numbers (as we have done here) she is tied with Hartsock for last place. "The game hadn't even really begun yet".

It also appears unlikely that Warner Bros. would be able cobble together a significant number of episodes from what has already been shot, given that the production was still in very early shooting stages - according to reports, the alleged incident that sparked the production suspension occurred just on the first day of shooting.

"W$3 e were just kind of there, waiting in limbo", the contestant told People. Here's what we know. "There's no caveat that says they won't film certain things", the source said. I didn't realize that it was that serious until then.

As Reality Steve puts it, "Bachelor in Paradise will always be synonymous now with the words 'sexual misconduct/assault, ' and that's why I believe the show title is going away". Although the exact reasoning for the cancellation has yet to be officially made public, multiple sources have come forward to allege that a drunken hook-up in the pool involving Corinne Olympios (from Nick Viall's season of The Bachelor) and DeMario Jackson (a recent contestant on Rachel Lindsay's season of The Bachelorette) got extremely out of hand. "ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey told EW that "[Warner Bros. subsidiary] Warner Horizon produces the show so we have to wait for them to conclude their investigation before any next steps". A field producer filed a complaint saying that Olympios may have been too drunk to provide consent. While not shocking, the accusations - which have shut down production of season 4 of the show - force us to examine the role TV networks and reality show producers play in putting women in harm's way. In the same story, TMZ reported that others who witnessed the tape claim Olympios seemed fully aware and "engaged", while other cast members reportedly warned the crew of her apparent incoherent state.

"One of them was crying. We urge everyone to be patient until the investigation is complete", he said.

For the next two days production continued.

What are your thoughts on the sexual assault allegations surrounding The Bachelor in Paradise season 4? They sent everyone home, and it sounds like this season is totally over with, but now an insider is sharing there is hope for the future.

"Bachelor in Paradise", a summer spin-off of ABC's long-running "The Bachelor" franchise, has aired for three seasons.

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