More Bachelor in Paradise contestants are speaking out about the scandal that recently occurred. DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios were involved in allegations of misconduct on set of Bachelor in Paradise that led producers to be very unhappy.
Production has since been suspended, and it is now under investigation. Warner Bros. released a statement to the press saying, “We have become aware of allegations of misconduct on the set of Bachelor in Paradise in Mexico. We have suspended production and are conducting a thorough investigation of these allegations. Once the investigation is complete, we will take appropriate responsive action.” Other sources say a producer from the show witnessed the whole encounter. Also, present were member of the Bachelor in Paradise cast and they are beginning to speak out.
Jasmine Goode spoke with E! News explaining what she thought of the situation. “The day of the incident under investigation, Corinne did not display any change in behavior from what was observed by the cast on her season of the Bachelor.” Jasmine explained, “Corinne forced herself on three male cast members, when they were unable to consent, in addition to engaging with DeMario. After the incident everything seemed fine. There was no mention about being hurt. However, when producers tried to cut her off from drinking, she got upset and said, ‘Watch, watch what I’m gonna do.'”
Whether the cast is encouraged to drink heavily is an ongoing debate, but Jasmine insist, “The cast is not encouraged or forced to engage in any behaviors or to drink alcohol,” Goode explained to E!. “Producers check in to make sure the cast is comfortable and accommodate to the needs requested.”
Former Bachelor Ben Higgins and Bachelor in Paradise contestant Ashley Iaconetti shared about their experience with producers. In their co-hosted podcast the two opened up and US weekly shared their thoughts.
As the Bachelor, Ben had a lot of interaction with producers and shared, “I was never forced into anything. I was talked through as a friend in situations. If I was confused, they would sit with me and allow me to speak my mind and help me process. Yes, there is producing that is done. It’s a show! There are situations that happen that they need to get something out of, but it’s never a forced situation.”
He added, “The Bachelor and Bachelorette has been around for 15 years. It is a well-oiled machine. The format of the show really hasn’t changed.”