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Bachelor In Paradise Suspends Production Apparently Because Of Sex Stuff In The Pool

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***Update***

According to TMZ, “”Bachelor in Paradise” was shut down because a field producer filed a complaint that Corinne Olympios seemed so drunk the first day of filming she had no ability to consent to DeMario Jackson’s sexual moves in a swimming pool, and producers nonetheless let it play out on film.” If this is the case, the story has obviously turned in a much more serious direction.

Our sources say the field producer in question was assigned to shadow Corinne, and began hearing stories from people on the set that Corinne was so drunk she had no idea what was going on in the pool. It’s unclear if the producer watched the incident, but we know she has NOT seen the footage.

People familiar with the footage tell TMZ Corinne appears “fully engaged.” As we reported, after the complaint was filed Warner Bros immediately dismissed both DeMario and Corinne and launched an investigation into “misconduct.”

We’ll keep our eyes open for any further developments.

Original story

If you’re new to the Bachelor franchise, first off – welcome aboard. You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave. Second, there’s this phenomenon each August called Bachelor in Paradise, where fan favs, villains, all time characters, and drama queens get together in Mexico. There’s a small elimination factor, but essentially everyone’s there to drink and smash. And it’s all for our entertainment! What a time.

It’s pretty much an anything goes environment, too. Up until last year, Godzilla stood at the top of the terrorizing a small island power rankings, but then old friend Chad marched onto the island, and threatened to eat everything with a pulse. He was constantly blacked out, and it only took until he threatened to murder Chris Harrison several times did he get the old heeve ho back to the US. So yeah, pretty much a free-for-all down in Mexico.

Which is why it was a historic blindside yesterday when I read that there has been an allegation of misconduct on the set of this season’s BiP, and production has been suspended.

Per Deadline:

Warner Bros. has suspended production on Bachelor in Paradise in Mexico due to an “allegation of misconduct,” a WB spokesman says.

In a statement, Warner Bros. said: “We have become aware of allegations of misconduct on the set of ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ in Mexico. 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.”

Warner Bros. did not immediately return calls for an explanation.

Now, misconduct could mean a whole host of things, but with Bachelor in Paradise some kind of sexual misconduct has to be at the top of your prefrontal cortex. I mean, it’s essentially a booze-fueled freshman orientation for hot twenty-somethings, and they’re all like eight flews over the cuckoo’s nest. All of them fit for a straightjacket fucked three ways towards the weekend. So I won’t speculate, and it could certainly be something quite serious. BUT, I take my Bachelor blogging very seriously. With that in mind, I decided to do some digging to see what possibly could have happened on set. Luckily, we live in a world where there are actually Bachelor insiders, and they’ve put a bunch of what they know online for us to see.

Wow, Corinne at the epicenter? Color me shocked. And that looney tune DeMario? Flabbergast city. Okay, so we know something happened between Corinne and DeMario, but what? Good thing we have more Bachelor insiders.

(This is starting to sound like must-watch television.)

The plot thickens!

Okay, sooooo sounds like some low level producer saw Corinne and DeMario getting busy, and instead of just nodding and thinking “yeah this is going to make a great episode,” they decided that some judge somewhere would grant them millions of Bachelor dollars for violating some kind of workplace policy regarding explicit soft core porn starring a platinum vagine.

This sounded like it could have been way more serious. Sexual misconduct, not being able to give consent, etc. Serious shit. But the fact that the show showed Corinne and DeMario footage of the hookup, but the show shut down because of the producer’s complaint, I’m guessing Corinne and DeMario were at least relatively kosher with what went down between them. Which makes me believe this is all on the producer and them seizing an opportunity to file a workplace complaint to get rich.

I mean, what did this producer think they were signing up for? Have they even seen the show? It’s like if key grip (head of a film crew) on a porn set sued the production company for too much sex at the workplace. It’s B-A-N-A-N-A-S. What did they think was going to happen? The set is entirely comprised of hot tubs and alcohol. If the Bachelor in Paradise franchise goes down in a blades of glory (I know it’s blaze guys, relax), all because of some producer seeing a little too much of Corinne and DeMario and deciding they should sue, that’s really too bad.

Now, if it’s revealed that either DeMario or Corinne weren’t cool with what went down, then I sort of have to take back everything I said about the producer. But still, at this point, I’m pretty miffed at that producer.

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Boston Max

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