Filming of this season of Bachelor in Paradise has been canceled due to allegations of sexual misconduct by one of the cast members. Chris Harrison released a statement in which he said, “By now, no doubt, you have heard that we have suspended production on this season’s Bachelor in Paradise. I can confirm to you that this is sadly the case. Out of respect to all involved, there’s only so much I can and will say at this time. Normally with a situation like this I would not say anything until the incident is fully resolved, but with all the rumors and misinformation being put out there, I don’t find that to be possible anymore.”
The show’s studio, Warner Bros., is investigating the Bachelor spinoff, which was filmed in Mexico.
Harrison’s statement continued, “I know in this day and age we want — and even expect — immediate answers, but in this case, it’s just not possible. So again, I urge you to please be patient and respect the privacy of the parties involved.”
The People website reported that cast member DeMario Jackson allegedly engaged in a sexual encounter with a female cast member. The two were reportedly drinking heavily that day, and the female cast member may not have been able to give consent.
Other Bachelor in Paradise cast members reacted on social media to the scandal.
Been getting asked lots of questions about BIP. This is a very sad situation for all involved and we should respect everyone's privacy ????
— Lacey Mark (@laceymmark) June 13, 2017
So much fake news out there swirling around ????
— Jasmine (@jasminegoode24) June 12, 2017
I'm heartbroken about BIP. ????
— Raven (@ravengates09) June 12, 2017
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