‘Bachelor in Paradise’ is coming back this summer, after all — investigation complete

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Bachelor in Paradise fans have reason to celebrate. The sexual misconduct investigation is closed and the series is making a comeback this summer.

It’s the news we’ve all been waiting for — Bachelor in Paradise Season 4 is coming to a television near you this August. According to People, the investigation into possible sexual misconduct between Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson has been completed by Warner Bros, the show’s production company.

Production on this season of Bachelor in Paradise will be resuming,” the statement from ABC reads. “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.”

However, there’s a tight timeframe as far as production goes, considering the premiere date is slated for August 7. Is it possible they will show Carly and Evan’s wedding first and then start the BIP episodes?

Before the official statement was released, Reality Steve scooped the story, reporting that there may not have been enough information to warrant sexual misconduct charges. Some of the cast, including Jasmine Goode, recently spoke out about the incident. Goode didn’t see anything, in her opinion, that would lead to charges being levied against DeMario.

“What I saw between them looked like a normal couple having fun, hooking up like any other season of Paradise,” Goode told ET. “After the incident, everything seemed fine. There was no mention about being hurt. However, when producers tried to cut her off from drinking, she got upset and said, ‘Watch, watch what I’m gonna do.'”

Contestants are heading back to Mexico

The August 7 premiere date seems to be still a go. All of the contestants are said to be heading back to film the rest of the season in Sayulita, Mexico. This is such great news! But don’t expect to ever see the Corinne and DeMario tapes unless they leak out.

"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."

Will Corinne and DeMario still be part of the cast?

There’s no word on how this will all turn out. But don’t put it past producers to bring both Corinne and DeMario back if the show gets the green light. Their appearance would be a huge ratings boost. But will there be free-flowing alcohol and naked pool romps? Probably not.

Stay tuned!

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