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Bachelor in Paradise Teaser Shows Footage of Production Shutting Down
The couple at the center of a sexual misconduct investigation is seen together for the first time.
The tumultuous new season of Bachelor in Paradise will soon air, and the show's latest teaser reveals the first aired footage of the controversial couple at the center of the sexual misconduct investigation that temporarily shut down production.
In the footage, Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson are seen happily playing around in the pool, in contrast to Olympios' initial public characterization of the encounter as her "worst nightmare," in what is a precursor to the sexual activity that was later investigated. A voiceover of an unidentified cast member asks, "Are Corinne and DeMario okay?" as producers ask to talk to them and production cameras are lowered and filming stops.
Corinne and DeMario did not return to film once production resumed but they each confirmed that they would appear separately on the reunion special. Now, TMZ reports that production sources at the reunion taping say Corinne admitted to mixing alcohol and prescription pills on the Paradise set. DeMario has also just debunked rumors that he would appear on the next season of Dancing With the Stars. With so many truths to be revealed, the reunion is going to need to come with a bowl of popcorn and cup of tea for maximum enjoyment.
Bachelor in Paradise premieres on August 14.