An investigation into alleged sexual misconduct on the set of the reality series Bachelor in Paradise has ended with no evidence that any misconduct took place.
As Crime Online previously reported, production on the reality series was suspended last week after a producer filed a report about a sexual encounter between two contestants, Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson.
The producer, who had heard of the incident from witness accounts, and additional witnesses said that Corinne appeared blackout drunk during the encounter and was not in a condition to give consent. Other witnesses said Corinne appeared to be fine. Jackson denied any wrongdoing in a press statement last week.
Warner Bros., the studio behind the production, reportedly investigated the allegations and reviewed video footage of the incident. In a statement to Business Insider, Warner Bros. said the footage “does not support any charge of misconduct by a cast member.”
Production on Bachelor in Paradise is expected to resume, though it remains unclear if Jackson or Olympios will be returning.
Warner Bros. said in the statement to Business Insider that it will not release the video to the public.
Read the statement in full below:
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.
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