Warner Bros. has concluded its investigation into allegations of sexual assault during "Bachelor in Paradise" filming.
After an initial TMZ report, the company confirmed that it has concluded that no sexual assault took place, and the show will resume filming in the same location in Sayulita, Mexico, despite many close to the show claiming that its future looked dim.
According to countless reports over the past couple of weeks, a producer on the show filed a third-party complaint alleging that former "Bachelor" contestant Corinne Olympios was involved in a non-consensual sexual encounter with former "Bachelorette" contestant DeMario Jackson in a pool on site. Sources close to the situation claimed conflicting accounts about the alcohol-fueled hookup, and both Jackson and Olympios released dueling statements on the matter.
Warner Bros. confirmed TMZ's report with a lengthy statement indicating that "the tape does not support any charge of misconduct by a cast member" or "that the safety of any cast member was ever in jeopardy."
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"As we previously stated, we recently became aware of allegations regarding an incident on the set of Bachelor in Paradise in Mexico," the statement read. "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," it continued. "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."
The report comes after weeks of speculation about both the future of the racy "Bachelor" spinoff at ABC, as well as what really went down on the first day of filming for the show's fourth season. It's unclear whether or not Corinne and DeMario will appear on the show when it resumes filming.
In her statement, Olympios had claimed to be a "victim" following the incident and hired a high-power Hollywood lawyer to take on her case. She also claimed to have no recollection of the encounter. Meanwhile, Jackson vehemently denied her claims that he took advantage of her in any way.
Their fellow "Bachelor in Paradise" cast members appeared to have almost unanimously taken the same stance as Jackson on the matter. Jasmine Goode, who appeared on Corinne's season of "The Bachelor" and was friends with her, claimed to have walked by the poolside hookup while it was happening and said that the encounter appeared consensual.
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