Now that ABC’s “Bachelor in Paradise” has resumed production, details are emerging as to exactly how the show will address the allegations of sexual misconduct between contestants DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios.
Following the headline-making scandal, Warner Bros. released a statement on June 20 revealing that after an investigation, no evidence of misconduct was found.
Now, a source close to the show confirms to Entertainment Weekly that filming has resumed in Mexico. The source also revealed the shutdown will be addressed during the season.
“They’re real people with real feelings, so we’re not going to do anything that is egregious or hurtful, but we’ll certainly address the fact that the principal cast had to be sent home and come back,” the source said, adding that the show will air the footage that was shot before the scandal went down, though it’s unclear if the footage will contain Olympios or Jackson, neither of whom is slated to return.
The new season was set to premiere on August 8, but it looks like it will be held until the week after “The Bachelorette” season finale.
This news comes after is was being reported that there will now be a ” max. two drink an hour” rule for contestants. TMZ reports that both the crew and bartenders will monitor the cast’s alcohol consumption, and provide plenty of food at the ready to keep them from getting too drunk.