Warner Bros. has released a new statement after suspending production on season four of Bachelor in Paradise in Mexico. The reality dating show will resume filming after investigation found no misconduct by cast members, E! News reports.
The statement read: “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.”
The statement also revealed that production will resume, with changes in policies to ensure the “safety and security” of everyone involved.
According to Mirror, the decision made by Warner Bros. was quickly disputed by cast member Corinne Olympios’s attorney, Marty Singer, who said that new witnesses were coming forward in a separate ongoing investigation. Singer added that the misconduct allegations surrounding the show were broader than those involving Olympios.
an ABC spokesperson announced that the reality series will resume this summer.
“We appreciate the swift and complete investigation by Warner Bros. into allegations of misconduct on the set of Bachelor in Paradise. Given their results, the series will resume production, and will air this summer on ABC.”
The internal investigation was initiated after an alleged sexual misconduct between DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios on the first day of production lead two producers to file the complaint, questioning whether Corinne gave consent, according to E! News.