Warner Bros finds no misconduct in BIP investigation of Corinne Olympios DeMario Jackson situation
Ten days ago the world was shaken by the news that Warner Bros had shut down production of Bachelor in Paradise over allegations of misconduct filed by a producer. I have to admit I was stunned given that we are talking about a show that depends on producers documenting contestants getting drunk and misbehaving.
The situation occurred between Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson who allegedly got a little too drunk and a little too frisky in front of cameras while filming Bachelor in Paradise, prompting a producer to quit and allege misconduct by the show.
In the following days both Olympios, 24, and Jackson, 30 retained legal counsel. Corinne called herself a “victim” and Jackson, 30, claimed his character “has been assassinated.”
I would love to see the court case where Corinne tells jurors that she was a “victim” given all of the footage of her removing her clothing every time a camera pointed her direction.
And I’d love to see DeMario deposed about “character assassination”–given his “character” was called in to question when he lied about having a girlfriend on The Bachelorette. In other words neither plaintiffs make good character witnesses in my opinion. Not to mention the iron clad agreement both signed prior to going on the show.
So today Warner Bros released this statement regarding the results of their investigation into the dramatic situation,
“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.”
And ABC issued this statement on Tuesday: “We appreciate the swift and complete investigation by Warner Bros. into allegations of misconduct on the set of Bachelor in Paradise. Given their results, the series will resume production and will air this summer on ABC.”
As I said earlier, something seems really off about the whole thing and makes me think the producer involved had ulterior motives. Its no secret that there has been a concerted political effort to destroy the show for some time for reasons I don’t quite understand yet. And this seems like a lame, but organized attempt.
I want to share a personal story because I met a young Bachelor producer at Burning Man last summer and it was a rather odd exchange. She came by our camp where we have an advice booth every year seeking ‘advice’ about her new job. We talked for some time and in the end she told us the ‘job’ she was just hired for was to be a producer on The Bachelor.
Myself and my close friend Sarah are both very dedicated Bachelor fans and were beside ourselves with glee. Sarah ran inside her airstream to get the Courtney Robertson memoir just to show said producer how devoted we were. But the girl seemed really indifferent to the show even dissing it by telling us it was all fake. It was disappointing to say the least. I mean I would think that in the interview question #1 would be have you seen The Bachelor and #2, how much do you love it?
Given that I find conspiracy everywhere I have to wonder if the girl was a mole all along, especially since the producer seemed to be having a lot of anxiety, perhaps even guilt about this new ‘job’ she just accepted–and she seemed to have zero interest in reality television–telling us The Bachelor was all fake at the same time admitting she has never seen the show!!
UPDATE: I just learned the producer in question was Shelby Adams. I am trying to find a photo of her to see if this was the producer we met. I have a feeling this is the girl. If so I do believe she was a shill all along.
At any rate, thank God the effort was unsuccessful and BiP will still air!!!