At first, the incident seemed par for the course in “Paradise.” Contestants regularly get frisky in the open and have sex in bedrooms without doors — though the footage rarely shows anything too raunchy. The female contestant, Corinne Olympios, hired a high-profile Hollywood lawyer, Marty Singer, and issued her own statement. announced that its internal investigation did not “support any charge of misconduct” or show that the “safety of any cast member was ever in jeopardy.” Production resumed last weekend with what Warner Bros.A couple of days later, though, the two contestants were pulled aside and told that two producers had filed third-party complaints with Warner Bros., the production company that produces the ABC show, related to the pool encounter. “Although I have little memory of that night,” the 24-year-old said, “something bad obviously took place.” The male contestant, 30-year-old De Mario Jackson, retained his own counsel and told his side of the story, including a detailed description of what he says was a consensual encounter, in a televised interview on E! described as “certain changes to the show’s policies” to enhance participants’ safety. declined to elaborate on those changes, but on Tuesday, TMZ reported that the show had instituted a slew of new rules: Contestants must adhere to a two-drink-per-hour maximum, and before initiating sex, they must check with a producer tasked with making sure both parties are able to give consent.Last summer, the third season’s finale averaged 5.6 million viewers — just slightly less than the 5.7 million who tuned in for the season premiere of “The Bachelorette” in May.
It felt like a true testament to the fact that they do have our backs.”Still, several contestants who appeared on “Paradise” told The Times that they did not feel the show had their best interest at heart during filming.“I don’t think they honestly, genuinely care about the contestants,” said Ash Lee Frazier, who appeared on the first season of the spinoff. There will be handlers or producers shadowing contestants who say, ‘I’ll have a drink with you.’ We know they’re not supposed to be drinking on the job, but it kind of puts you at ease if the person working shouldn’t be drinking at all.
It makes you feel a little bit safer.”On Frazier’s season of “Paradise,” she said contestants were able to serve themselves alcohol, though a bartender was later hired to mix drinks for the cast.
In the “Bachelor” mansion — a Spanish-style home in Agoura Hills where the two main shows take place — liquor is stored in the kitchen and is accessible to all cast members.
If participants want a specific kind of liquor, all they have to do is request it.
He was also told he’d soiled himself during his sleep.