Bachelor in Paradise resumed filming following a sexual misconduct investigation that temporarily shut down the show. Now, in a surprising turn of events, Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson, the cast members at the center of the controversy that took place in Mexico, have announced that they will return.
Corinne and DeMario are no longer competing for affection on the series, but they have each confirmed that they will participate in a two-part Bachelor in Paradise special airing on August 14 and 15.
"I am very happy to be appearing on the Bachelor In Paradise Special," Corinne told E! News in a statement.
Corinne's first public statement about the alleged incident included an admittance that she had "little memory" of the day. “As a woman, this is my worst nightmare and it has now become my reality," she said in a statement. "As I pursue the details and facts surrounding that night and the immediate days after, I have retained a group of professionals to ensure that what happened on June 4 comes to light and I can continue my life, including hiring an attorney to obtain justice and seeking therapy to begin dealing with the physical and emotional trauma stemming from that evening."
DeMario denied her interpretation of the events. “It’s unfortunate that my character and family name has been assassinated this past week with false claims and malicious allegations,” he said in his own responding statement. “I will be taking swift and appropriate legal action until my name is cleared and, per the advice of legal counsel, will be seeking all available remedies entitled to me under the laws.”
Warner Bros. announced that changes would be made as the cast was invited back to film following a conclusion of no improper sexual misconduct. "Production on this season of Bachelor in Paradise will be resuming, and 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," the production company said in a statement. E! News reports that these changes included limiting the alcohol consumption of the cast members.
While the new season of Bachelor in Paradise will include such anticipated events as watching last season's couple tie the knot, expect a surge of viewership for the two-part special.