ABC is stepping in to avoid more “Bachelor in Paradise” problems.
The reality spinoff show was the subject of controversy after a sexual assault accusation following a drunken hookup between contestants Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson.
In an attempt to prevent any further incidents, all contestants are on a strict drink limit — two drinks per hour — Vinny Ventiera, who competed on season 12 of “The Bachelorette,” told E! News.
They’ll also have to give on-camera consent before sex.
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“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.
“As if it’s not already awkward that you’re on camera hanging out with somebody, 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. It wasn’t a buzzkill, but it was a little bit of a speed bump.”
After an investigation, Warner Bros. cleared Jackson of wrongdoing and production resumed on the show.
Olympios, who initially said she didn’t remember the encounter, dropped her own investigation as well.
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“I felt victimized by the fact that others were judging me through conflicting and unsubstantiated reports, while I myself had no recollection of the events that transpired,” she said in a statement.
“My team’s investigation into this matter has now been completed to my satisfaction.”
Both Olympios and Jackson are expected to sit down with host Chris Harrison for an interview and a reunion special.
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