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Here's How 'Bachelor in Paradise' Shutdown Played Out on Air

Spoilers from last night’s Bachelor in Paradise premiere ahead!

Last night, the first episode of Bachelor in Paradise‘s new season aired, and it addressed what happened leading up to the shutdown in production over a hookup between DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios. The hookup lead to allegations of sexual assault.

The hookup was never actually seen, and not much was made of the fact that Corinne and DeMario spent the first evening together.

Later in the show, just before the first rose ceremony, the cast was seen chilling around the beach. All of a sudden a producer called Corinne over and she said, “What’s up?” and replied, “I don’t know.” DeMario was also approached by a producer and taken away.

At this point, the cast seemed very confused and someone asked “Where is Corinne?”

Then, the cast noticed that filming had stopped.

“Everyone’s very confused right now,” Danielle said. “It’s kind of like a chill all over paradise. We’re all just looking at each other like, ‘What the f–k is happening?’”

Taylor could be heard speculating, “Corinne and DeMario from the first night.”

The episode ended in a cliffhanger and there’s another new episode tonight on ABC, which will presumably reveal more information.

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'Bachelor in Paradise' Producer Didn't Think Corinne & DeMario's Incident Was 'Out of the Ordinary'

The new season of Bachelor in Paradise is set to premiere tonight (August 14) after a ton of controversy involving contestants DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios.

There were allegations of sexual misconduct after the two reality stars were reportedly intoxicated in a hot tub together and the incident will be addressed on the season premiere. Production was shut down while producers investigated what happened and after Warner Bros. TV deemed nothing impromper occurred, production resumed, but with DeMario and Corinne.

“Just from watching it, it seemed to me that there was nothing really out of the ordinary. It seemed like summer fun that we would normally have in Paradise,” executive producer Martin Hilton said in a new interview with EW. “And so it was fairly clear to me watching it that this was not going to be a long-term issue, yet even the perceived issue is important for us to get right both for the people who have worked on the show forever and with the cast. It was important to slow down, really look at this, and only proceed if everything checked out.”

Martin is pretty sure that the future of Bachelor Nation is safe.

“Obviously, as producers, you always have that feeling on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, even though we’ve been on so long, that somehow it could be canceled next season,” Hilton said. “But I feel pretty positive that we will be back next summer with another season of Bachelor in Paradise.”

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Corinne Olympios Will Appear on 'Bachelor in Paradise' Reunion

Corinne Olympios is reportedly returning for the Bachelor in Paradise reunion show.

The 24-year-old reality star won’t appear on the rest of the season, but will make an appearance when the whole cast gets together, according to THR.

“I am very happy to be appearing on the Bachelor In Paradise special,” Corinne told the mag in a statement via her publicist Stan Rosenfield.

DeMario Jackson has also agreed to return and has no plans to confront Corinne. He’s open to talking with her on or off camera though.

The duo was previously involved in an investigation of “misconduct” that Warner Bros. later dismissed due to lack of evidence. Corinne‘s legal team then launched their own investigation, which was concluded to her satisfaction.

Corinne said she was asked back to the show, but turned down the invitation.

Corinne Olympios & DeMario Jackson Will Be Featured on 'Bachelor in Paradise'

Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson may not be headed back to Bachelor in Paradise but they’ll still be featured on the show.

Cameras were rolling for about one week before the production on was shut down and the show plans on using this footage, according to Variety.

While footage of the controversial incident between Corinne and DeMario will not be aired, a source says there is “hours upon hours” of usable content.

The season is expected to air later this summer but will miss its originally scheduled August 8th premiere date.

The source added, “Not sure how in depth [the season] will get with the situation. We will definitely address there was a stop-down, and how things will move going forward.”

Corinne Olympios Wants to 'Clarify a Few Things,' Reveals She Was Asked Back for 'Bachelor in Paradise'

Corinne Olympios has released a new statement to clarify her side of things after it was found that no sexual assault took place on the set of Bachelor in Paradise while she was on the show earlier this month.

“In light of the overwhelming amount of misinformation that has been spread in the media, I want to clarify a few things. My intent over the past few weeks has been to learn and understand what happened on June 4. While I never filed complaints or accusations against anyone associated with Bachelor in Paradise, my team and I felt it was very important to be thorough in getting to the bottom of what had occurred. I felt victimized by the fact that others were judging me through conflicting and unsubstantiated reports, while I myself had no recollection of the events that transpired,” Corinne‘s statement read.

“My team’s investigation into this matter has now been completed to my satisfaction. I am also happy about the changes that have been made to the production of Bachelor In Paradise. While I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to have been a participant on The Bachelor, and while I was invited to return to Bachelor In Paradise when production resumed, I respectfully made the decision not to return,” she continued. “I understand the media’s interest in this story, and I greatly appreciate my fans’ concerns for my well-being, but I think it is best if I keep any further thoughts private for now.”

DeMario Jackson, who was also investigated in a possible connection in the sexual assault allegations, will also not be returning to the cast. The show is back in production in Mexico.

DeMario Jackson Details His 'Bachelor in Paradise' Encounter With Corinne Olympios

DeMario Jackson just gave his first official interview following his Bachelor in Paradise scandal and he’s opening up about his night with Corinne Olympios.

The 30-year-old reality star recounted that the evening was “one of the wildest nights” of his entire life.

In the interview, DeMario explains that he immediately connected with Corinne because they were both framed as the villains on their seasons of The Bachelor.

“We were kind of just laughing, like, ‘Oh, we’re about to dominate Paradise!’ Like homie stuff, like really, really like friends. And then, you know, we started having a little bit more fun…and had a few drinks,” DeMario told E! News.

DeMario went on to explain that from there, things “got hot and heavy” as they “made out at the bar” before heading to the pool, where he made sure cameras followed them.

He added, “It just seemed too perfect in a sense for me, and at the point, that’s when my spidey senses got up.”

DeMario then went into graphic detail about the rest of his night with Corinne when “things got wild” and what happened during the following days.

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