"Bachelor in Paradise" will resume shooting in Mexico after an internal investigation has concluded that no sexual assault or misconduct occurred on set.
Warner Bros. the studio behind the popular ABC franchise released a statement Tuesday:
"As we previously stated, we recently became aware of allegations regarding an incident on the set of Bachelor in Paradise in Mexico. We take all such allegations seriously. The safety, security and well-being of the cast and crew is our number one concern, and we suspended filming so that the allegations could be investigated immediately and thoroughly. Our internal investigation, conducted with the assistance of an outside law firm, has now been completed. Out of respect for the privacy interests of those involved, we do not intend to release the videotape of the incident. We can say, however, that the tape does not support any charge of misconduct by a cast member. Nor does the tape show, contrary to many press reports, that the safety of any cast member was ever in jeopardy. 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."
A spokesperson from ABC followed up with their own statement, telling TooFab, "We appreciate the swift and complete investigation by Warner Bros. into allegations of misconduct on the set of ‘Bachelor in Paradise.’ Given their results, the series will resume production, and will air this summer on ABC.”
According to TMZ -- the first to break the investigation news -- Jackson's lawyer also met with Warner Bros. on Monday to look over the footage and he's reportedly "in the clear." The website reports the show will still air this summer on ABC.