“Bachelor in Paradise” is coming back to ABC, and host Chris Harrison is grateful for the show’s loyal fans.
Warner Bros. announced on Tuesday that filming will resume, as results of an investigation did “not support any charge of misconduct by a cast member.” The studio had halted production on June 11, citing “allegations of misconduct.”
Following Warner Bros.’ announcement, along with ABC’s statement that Season 4 will indeed air this summer, Harrison took to Twitter to express his appreciation for those who have supported the franchise amid the scandal.
“Thank you for your patience, trust and loyalty #BachelorNation and to our entire Bachelor family,” Harrison wrote.
A few Season 4 cast members have weighed in on Twitter. Kristina Schulman wrote, “Summer 2017 is back.” And Jasmine Goode shared ABC’s statement, adding a heart emoji.
Not everyone is pleased that production is starting up again. Season 4 contestant Corinne Olympios’ lawyer, Martin Singer, released a statement on Tuesday criticizing Warner Bros.’ handling of the situation.
“It comes as no surprise that Warner Bros., as a result of its own internal investigation, would state that no wrongdoing had occurred,” Singer said. “Our own investigation will continue based on multiple new witnesses coming forward revealing what they saw and heard.”
Olympios and DeMario Jackson released statements last week indicating that they were the two cast members involved in the incident in question. Jackson has yet to comment about the show resuming production.
Lucy Aragon, who appeared on “The Bachelor” Season 18 and “Bachelor in Paradise” Season 1, posted a series of tweets on Tuesday about the scandal.
“DeMario’s ‘misconduct’ is fake news and a direct result of a girl who got trashed, embarrassed herself and was looking to save face,” Aragon wrote. (She did not mention Olympios by name.)
Read the tweets below.
Thank you for your patience, trust and loyalty #BachelorNation and to our entire Bachelor family
— Chris Harrison (@chrisbharrison) June 20, 2017
— Kristina Schulman (@kristinaschulma) June 20, 2017
— Jasmine (@jasminegoode24) June 20, 2017
De Mario's "misconduct" is fake news and a direct result of a girl who got trashed, embarrassed herself and was looking to save face. #bip
— Lucinda Aragon (@lucyaragon) June 20, 2017
In all honesty I'm relieved (for everyone involved) to hear #BIP was cleared and can resume filming! ????
— Clare Crawley (@Clare_Crawley) June 20, 2017