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'Bachelor in Paradise' Producer Didn't Think Corinne & DeMario's Incident Was 'Out of the Ordinary'

'Bachelor in Paradise' Producer Didn't Think Corinne & DeMario's Incident Was 'Out of the Ordinary'

The new season of Bachelor in Paradise is set to premiere tonight (August 14) after a ton of controversy involving contestants DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios.

There were allegations of sexual misconduct after the two reality stars were reportedly intoxicated in a hot tub together and the incident will be addressed on the season premiere. Production was shut down while producers investigated what happened and after Warner Bros. TV deemed nothing impromper occurred, production resumed, but with DeMario and Corinne.

“Just from watching it, it seemed to me that there was nothing really out of the ordinary. It seemed like summer fun that we would normally have in Paradise,” executive producer Martin Hilton said in a new interview with EW. “And so it was fairly clear to me watching it that this was not going to be a long-term issue, yet even the perceived issue is important for us to get right both for the people who have worked on the show forever and with the cast. It was important to slow down, really look at this, and only proceed if everything checked out.”

Martin is pretty sure that the future of Bachelor Nation is safe.

“Obviously, as producers, you always have that feeling on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, even though we’ve been on so long, that somehow it could be canceled next season,” Hilton said. “But I feel pretty positive that we will be back next summer with another season of Bachelor in Paradise.”

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