Bachelor in Paradise shut down after scripted sex-capade became drunken pool encounter in which 'villain' Corinne 'put her genitals in DeMario Jackson's face'
- Production on Bachelor in Paradise was suspended following an allegation of misconduct on Sunday
- The reality show was filming at a resort in Sayulita, Mexico with alums from recent seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette
- A producer filed a 'workplace misconduct' complaint after witnessing a hook-up between contestants Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson
- Sources said that the incident happened on the first day of filming, when Corinne approached DeMario in the pool and the two got hot and heavy
- People who spoke with DeMario said he claimed Corinne put her genitals in his face and he began licking, but that allegation is a point of contention
- Another source said that consent may not have been given
- After being sent home, DeMario got in contact with Corinne and the two are reportedly on speaking terms
- DeMario also claimed that producers told him and Corinne before shooting that their romance would be a plot line of the show
Bachelor In Paradise suddenly suspended production in Mexico on Sunday amid an investigation into alleged misconduct.
The fourth season of the ABC reality show had been filming at a resort in Sayulita, Mexico.
Production was halted after a producer complained of 'workplace misconduct' after witnessing a raunchy hook-up in a pool between Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson, according to a report by ET.
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Paradise lost: Corinne Olympios, shown last month in Carson, California, was cast in Bachelor In Paradise that suspended filming Sunday
'DeMario was in the pool. Next thing you know, Corinne comes over and hops on his lap. They start talking and joking,' the source said.
They soon got hot and heavy with each other as the cameras were rolling.
'That's when a "third party" felt uncomfortable, claiming misconduct in the workplace. As of right now, production of Paradise is suspended indefinitely,' the source said.
'And they are sending everyone home and telling everyone else to stay home. DeMario and Corinne got sent home soon after,' the insider added.
Recent reject: DeMario Jackson, who was recently booted from The Bachelorette, was also cast in Bachelor In Paradise
Los Angeles Times film writer Amy Kaufman took to Twitter after a source revealed why the show was 'cancelled' and tweeted that on the first day of production DeMario and Corinne 'got extremely drunk'.
'Corinne came up to DeMario at the bar and kissed him. They proceeded to the pool, where they got naked,' she tweeted.
She tweeted that it turned into 'soft core porn' and was 'very raunchy' and the following day a producer 'who witnessed this hook-up did not show up to work'.
Here we go: Los Angeles Times film writer Amy Kaufman shared information from her source on Twitter
Shown footage: Amy tweeted that a producer filed a 'third party complaint'
Production suspended: Filming was suspended on Bachelor In Paradise in Mexico with host Chris Harrison, shown last August in Las Vegas
Amy tweeted that the producer sued the production for misconduct based on what she witnessed, according to her source.
Another source told People that the hook-up may not have been consensual.
'The show absolutely values the primacy of consent, and this instance it appears as though conduct allegedly occurred without the proper consent having been given,' the source said.
TMZ is also reporting DeMario's side of the story, based on people he spoke with after being let go from the show.
According to DeMario, he and Corinne were informed by producers that 'one of the story lines would be the two of them hooking up' - something that would be 'especially entertaining' because both were villains from their respective seasons.
On the first day of filming DeMario said he was drinking at the bar when Corinne came over and sat in his lap and started flirting with him.
The two quickly got hot and heavy and there was 'intense rubbing'.
At one point, Corinne invited DeMario to join her in the pool where the two allegedly stripped down and 'started making out and "rubbing, touching and fingering."'
DeMario then claims that Corinne put her genitals into his face and he began licking. However, TMZ reports that that allegation is a 'big point of contention and others disagree with his account'.
DeMario said the two did not have sex because of the alcohol he drank.
The next day, he said he and Corinne were getting along fine when the two were taken aside by the executive producer.
The EP told them that one of the show's other producers had filed a formal complaint after watching the video reel from the previous night because he or she was 'uncomfortable' with what was shot.
Warner Bros. immediately suspended production and sent DeMario and Corinne home. Two days later, the rest of the cast was sent home as well.
Sent packing: DeMario is shown in last week's episode of The Bachelorette asking Rachel Lindsay for another chance after she found out he had a girlfriend
Warner Bros released a statement Sunday announcing the break in production.
'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,' the statement said.
'Once the investigation is complete, we will take appropriate responsive action,' the statement added.
A source also told E! News that production was suspended 'indefinitely'.
Another source told the outlet the situation was serious and production was over for the season and 'possibly forever'.
Corrine and DeMario have been in touch since the incident and are allegedly on good terms.
'DeMario was trying to reach Corinne via email, Instagram and Facebook for a few days. Finally, [he] got a hold of her, they exchanged numbers and they've been talking. They are both speaking and on good terms,' a source told EW.
Reality star: Corinne, shown in April in Hollywood, competed for Nick Viall's heart on The Bachelor
Bachelor In Paradise was scheduled to premiere August 8 on ABC.
The summer series features previous contestants from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette who are isolated at an exotic resort in hopes of finding love.
The cast for season four included several women from the last season of The Bachelor including Raven Gates, Corinne, Alexis Waters and Jasmine Goode.
DeMario, who was recently booted from The Bachelorette for having a girlfriend, was added to the cast. Corinne was largely ridiculed the fellow contestants on her season of The Bachelor, but made it to the final four girls.
Getting cozy: Amanda Stanton and Josh Murray connected on Bachelor In Paradise last season but recently split
Amanda Stanton from season 20 of The Bachelor with Ben Higgins also was returning to Bachelor In Paradise after also being on the show last season.
The single mom appeared to find love in paradise with Josh Murray, but they later ended their engagement.
Also joining the cast of Bachelor in Paradise were Jasmine Goode, Lacey Mark, Kristina Schulman, Danielle Maltby and Taylor Nolan from the past season of The Bachelor.
Vinny Ventiera, from season 12 of the Bachelorette with JoJo Fletcher, was also making a second appearance on the show after being part of the Bachelor In Paradise season three.
Alex Woytkiw, Derek Peth, Nick 'St. Nick' Benvenutti and Robby Hayes were also named as part of the cast.
Chris Harrison was returning as host and Jorge the bartender was back for the newest season before production was halted.
He's back: Vinny Ventiera also was returning for season four of Bachelor In Paradise