Although “Bachelor in Paradise” will resume filming its current season following a scandal-plagued shutdown, the man at the centre of the controversy won’t be coming back.
According to CNN, a source claims that DeMario Jackson won’t be returning to “Bachelor in Paradise”, determining that “it’s not a good idea” for him to participate in the fourth season
Instead, notes the source, the “Bachelorette” suitor has decided to “focus on himself” after shocking rumours and reports of “misconduct” involving Corinne Olympios led producers to suspend filming and launch an internal investigation.
The results of that investigation indicated that, despite earlier reports, no misconduct had taken place, with producers issuing a statement to ET Canada revealing that a videotape of the incident “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 concludes: “Production on this season of ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ will be resuming, and we plan to implement certain changes to the show’s policies and procedures to enhance and further ensure the safety and security of all participants.”
Meanwhile, CNN reports that another source claims that “contestants will be flying back to Sayulita, Mexico, this weekend to resume filming.” The new season of “Bachelor in Paradise” is expected to air in August, as scheduled.
Warner Bros., which produces the show for ABC, had no comment for CNN when asked if the incident would be addressed in the upcoming show.