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“Bachelor in Paradise” to resume production

An investigation by Warner Bros. of an alleged incident that took place on the set of ABC’s Bachelor in Paradise has found no misconduct by any cast member. “Out of respect for ...
June 20, 2017

An investigation by Warner Bros. of an alleged incident that took place on the set of ABC’s Bachelor in Paradise has found no misconduct by any cast member.

“Out of respect for the privacy interests of those involved, we do not intend to release the videotape of the incident,” read a statement from Warner Bros. on Tuesday (June 20). “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.”

The controversy over an alleged issue of misconduct on the set of Bachelor in Paradise in Mexico came out early June, with production suspended shortly after. Warner Bros. released a statement June 11 saying they would be conduct an investigation into the matter.

Production on Bachelor in Paradise will resume with new policies and procedures in place to ensure the safety and security of the participants.

Bachelor in Paradise is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television, a division of Warner Bros. Television Group. Mike Fleiss, Martin Hilton, Nicole Woods and Elan Gale are executive producers.

The reality program follows 16 contestants from both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette over six weeks as they explore new relationships while living together in Mexico.

It’s unclear whether this incident will affect the season 4 air date, scheduled for Aug. 8 on ABC.

Read the full memo 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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Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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