Were you wondering what the hell you were going to watch with summer with the cancellation of Bachelor In Paradise? Well, wonder no more, because BIP will be hitting the airwaves after all.
According to TMZ, “The investigation into alleged sexual assault on Bachelor in Paradise is over … and the conclusion — no sexual assault.” DeMario and his team met with producers on Monday and was ruled “in the clear” after questions had arisen to whether Corinne could consent to the sexual acts that took place with the Rachel-reject in a pool during filming. Tapes of the incident revealed that “Corinne was fully engaged and lucid throughout the sexual encounter.”
Warner Brothers, which produces the show, released the following statement:
As we previously stated, we recently became aware of allegations regarding an incident on the set of Bachelor in Paradise in Mexico. We take all such allegations seriously. The safety, security and well-being of the cast and crew is our number one concern, and we suspended filming so that the allegations could be investigated immediately and thoroughly. Our internal investigation, conducted with the assistance of an outside law firm, has now been completed. Out of respect for the privacy interests of those involved, we do not intend to release the videotape of the incident. We can say, however, that the tape 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. 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.
While most of the cast is on their way back to Mexico to continue filming, it’s unsure if Corinne and DeMario will be returning. On one hand, I say “good riddance,” but on all other accounts… bring on the drama. .
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