"Bachelor in Paradise" was shut down after a producer was disturbed by footage of contestants DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios engaging in sexual activity in the pool, according to TMZ, which cited Jackson's version of events.
According to sources connected to him, producers wanted them to hook up for a storyline, but things got a little too steamy after the pair got intoxicated at a bar in Mexico, where the series is being filmed, then retreated back to the pool, where they took off their clothes then started making out as well as "rubbing, touching and fingering."
Production on the new season of "Bachelor in Paradise" has been suspended due to allegations of misconduct, TooFab has learned.
The series' production has ceased indefinitely while producers of the show launch an internal investigation into reports of misconduct.
Warner Bros., the television studio behind the ABC franchise, released a statement Sunday:
"We have become aware of allegations of misconduct on the set of 'Bachelor in Paradise' in Mexico. We have suspended production and we are conducting a thorough investigation of these allegations. Once the investigation is complete, we will take appropriate responsive action."
The new "BIP" cast was announced last week by ABC. The 16 contestants who began shooting included two runner-ups from past seasons, Corinne Olympios from Nick Viall's season of "The Bachelor" and a recent rejected contender from Rachel Lindsay's "The Bachelorette," DeMario Jackson.
No further details on which cast members the allegations involve have been released.