ABC’s reality show “Bachelor in Paradise” recently suffered backlash following two of its contestants, DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios’ scandal that led the producers to cancel its production indefinitely. Warner Bros. conducted an investigation of any misconduct but later cleared the series including the producers as there was no evidence found. It was then announced that the series will resume its production.

Olympios has previously denied that she was fully engaged during the sexual act with Jackson and claimed that she blacked out due to heavy drinking. Jackson is reportedly not coming back to the show after the incident. Recently, the showrunners announced that every contestant’s luggage will be checked for any drugs – legal and illegal once they arrive in Mexico.

Producers initiate new procedures

The “Bachelor in Paradise” producers initiated new rules and regulations in the show following the scandal that happened between Jackson and Olympios.

Contestants received emails from the showrunners, which says that all prescribed drugs including those that were purchased over the counter must be surrendered to the Nurse. These drugs will be handed out to them accordingly while they settle in Mexico. This might be in accordance with the new procedures that the showrunners have rolled out to avoid any misconduct just like what happened to Jackson and Olympios.

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TMZ was able to obtain the email that the “Bachelor in Paradise” producers sent to the contestants. "Upon your arrival, your bags will be inventoried specifically for any over the counter and prescription drugs that are not prescribed to you," the producers wrote. “Any prescription/illegal drugs will be confiscated." It is said that this new rule has nothing to do with Olympios’ assertion that she did black out during her sexual contact with Jackson in the swimming pool while the show was filming.

Corinne Olympios doesn’t remember anything

It is said that Olympios can’t remember anything in the incident happened between her and Jackson during the first day of filming in “Bachelor in Paradise.” She ended up naked with her fellow contestant in the swimming pool, where they engaged in a sexual intercourse. Olympios insists that she blacked out because she drank too much and she only found out about it the next day when other contestants told her.

However, there are people who have seen the footage and said that she was sober and fully engaged during the encounter with Jackson. Reports also say that she didn’t appear that she was on drugs.

Series renewal

In September 2016, ABC renewed “Bachelor in Paradise” for the fourth season. It is expected to air on Aug. 8, 2017. Blasting News will keep everyone posted soon. Stay tuned, folks!

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