Filming on the latest season of Bachelor in Paradise has come to an abrupt stop after accusations of misconduct by two cast members on set.
The incident took place during filming for season 4 of the show, which features a rotating cast of smoking-hot men and women as they compete for love in ABC’s popular reality dating show. This season was to take place in beautiful Vallarta-Nayarit, Mexico, however, things aren't looking good after two contestants may have let things go a little too far on set.
Unsurprisingly, the set of Bachelor in Paradise is kind of like an extended party. According to a source speaking with ET, cameras role while cast members are "drinking all day,” with “the guys and girls bopping around, talking to everyone, trying to make connections."
That source went on to say that two cast members, DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios, made a very strong connection indeed. You may remember Jackson as a previous contestant on the current season of The Bachelorette, and Olympios was a contestant on the most recent The Bachelor season.
The source continued, "DeMario was in the pool. Next thing you know, Corinne comes over and hops on his lap,” and things escalated quickly from there.
"That's when a 'third party' felt uncomfortable, claiming misconduct in the workplace. As of right now, production of Paradise is suspended indefinitely. And they are sending everyone home and telling everyone else to stay home. DeMario and Corinne got sent home soon after,” the source finished. Adding some credibility to the story is the fact that most of the cast and crew for the show were seen at the Puerto Vallarta airport awaiting flights home.
According to a source speaking with PEOPLE magazine, there may have been some issues with consent. According to two sources that also witnessed the act, Olympios may have been so drunk she was "too intoxicated to consent," and others say she was "falling down drunk" shortly after the incident.
“The show absolutely values the primacy of consent, and this instance it appears as though conduct allegedly occurred without the proper consent having been given,” a spokesperson for the show said to PEOPLE.
Warner Bros. released a statement on Sunday saying, "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."
Season 4 of Bachelor in Paradise was scheduled to premiere August 8th, but the suspension has put the show's future up in the air.