Just days after filming of The Bachelor in Paradise was cancelled amid claims of “misconduct”, a crew member of the production has claimed they witnessed producers filming an alleged sexual assault.
On Sunday, the studio behind the show, Warner Bros., issued a statement outlining how producers had become “aware of allegations of misconduct” on set, and production was suspended to allow a thorough investigation to be completed.
According to People, two contestants were filmed in a sexual encounter in which one may have been too drunk to consent.
“The show absolutely values the primacy of consent and in this instance, it appears as though conduct allegedly occurred without the proper consent having been given,” a source told the publication.
Those two contestants have since been named as DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios.
Now, in an interview with The Daily Mail, a crew member has said the alleged assault began after both Jackson and Olympios arrived on set in on set in Sayulita, Mexico and were told the show would feature a storyline were the duo would hook up.
“Corinne and Demario found out when they arrived in Mexico that the storyline would involve the two of them hooking up so they decided to hang out and get better acquainted over drinks,” the anonymous crew member told the news outlet.
“Soon they decided to go swimming and when they climbed into the Jacuzzi, they were both loaded. Corinne proceeded to remove her bathing suit and things got increasingly sexual.