Season 4 of Bachelor in Paradise barely even got started before it was already a wrap, and the sudden suspension of production amidst allegations of sexual misconduct between two contestants has kicked the rumor mill into overdrive — so much so that the show's host Chris Harrison has relesed a public statement.
“By now, no doubt, you have heard that we have suspended production on this season’s Bachelor in Paradise," Harrison wrote in a statement, as reported by PEOPLE. "I can confirm to you that this is sadly the case. Out of respect to all involved, there’s only so much I can and will say at this time. Normally with a situation like this I would not say anything until the incident is fully resolved, but with all the rumors and misinformation being put out there, I don’t find that to be possible anymore."
Harrison revealed that the show's production company is investigating an incident which he did not describe but is believed to be an alleged sexual encounter between two contestants (one male, one female), per PEOPLE.
"I know in this day and age we want — and even expect — immediate answers," continued Harrison, "but in this case, it’s just not possible. So again, I urge you to please be patient and respect the privacy of the parties involved. I will keep you as informed and up to date as I possibly can. We’re sorry for any inconvenience and disappointment this may have caused the cast, the crew and our loyal fans. It is my sincere hope that we can come to a quick resolution on this and get back to work very soon.”
According to People, cast members were spotted flying out of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, which would suggest that this season of Bachelor in Paradise may have once again been filmed at Playa Escondida, a resort in nearby Sayulita which you can actually stay in yourself.