Bachelor in Paradise: Production suspended due to 'allegations of misconduct'
Production on Bachelor in Paradise has hit the pause button after an incident occurred involving Demario Jackson and another contestant, EW learned Sunday.
The cast has been sent home from the Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, filming location.
“We have become aware of allegations of misconduct on the set of Bachelor in Paradise in Mexico,” Warner Bros. said in a statement. “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.”
Bachelor in Paradise season 4 is set to premiere on Aug. 8 on ABC. Despite speculation on social media about the show’s inevitable demise, a network source tells EW the show has not been canceled.
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E! was the first to report the news.
The summer edition of the Bachelor franchise has a long history with ABC. Before Bachelor in Paradise, there was Bachelor Pad, which launched in August of 2010 from a tropical locale and featured contestants from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette competing in an elimination-style format. Hosted by Chris Harrison, the show never made it to a fourth season amid rumors that it wasn’t a favorite of then Disney-ABC TV Group President Anne Sweeney, who left in early 2014. Later that fall, Bachelor in Paradise was launched and Harrison — along with the familiar format and exotic destination — returned with it.
—Reporting by Lynette Rice
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