"Bachelor in Paradise" has had its own ups and downs after its contestants DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios’ most recent sexual misconduct while the reality show was filming for season 4. The show’s filming was briefly cancelled while its distributor Warner Bros. was doing its own internal investigation. It was later cleared of any misconduct and filming has resumed for production. Olympios denied allegations that she was fully engaged with the sexual interaction with Jackson, claiming that she drank too much and blacked out. The producers have also initiated new procedures on the show with the latest one being the policy on drinking and an on-camera consent.

The producers have set up another new policy

According to E! News, “Bachelor in Paradise” Season 4 will have big changes once it returns next month, which specifically pertains to drinking. Contestant Vinny Ventiera told the publication that their drinking is now limited to two drinks per hour and that they need to log whenever they have to drink.

“Also, we had to make sure, on camera, that if we wanted to spend the night with a significant other that it would be on camera and consensual,” Ventiera said. “Now you have to go in front of the camera and look at it and go, I’m willing to go spend the night with this person.” The on-camera consent implies that if a contestant wants to spend cozy times with another contestant, it means that they are aware that they are being filmed.

This new policy in “Bachelor in Paradise” is already in place following Olympios’ claims that she wasn’t aware of what happened in the pool with Jackson. However, people who have watched the footage reportedly claimed that she was sober and was fully aware of her actions in the swimming pool. Unfortunately, she claimed that she only learned about it the following day when her fellow contestants informed her but did not blame Jackson for it.

Instead, she blamed the crew for filming them in the pool and planned to file a lawsuit against ABC but was reportedly unable to do so because of her contract with the network.

New procedures for everyone’s safety

When “Bachelor in Paradise” resumed filming for season 4 in Mexico, the producers also set new ground rules for the remaining cast.

Upon their arrival, the contestants’ luggage will be checked for any prescribed drugs, which include those that were bought over the counter. These drugs must be surrendered to the nurse and will be given back to them during their stay in the country. Sounds fair though.

“Bachelor in Paradise” Season 4 is set to air on Aug. 14. Stay tuned to Blasting News for more entertainment updates.

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