'Paradise' Lost? Ex-Contestant Claims Booze Always Flowing on Set of 'Bachelor' Spinoff
"The safety and care of the cast and crew of our show is of the utmost importance to us," the show's host, Chris Harrison, said in a statement.
A former contestant on ABC's Bachelor in Paradise has likened the set to an "open bar" following explosive allegations of sexual misconduct in the current season.
"I am surprised by the allegations but I am also sad by it,” Ryan Beckett, who appeared on the show last summer, told Inside Edition.
During his time on the show, Beckett says alcohol was always flowing.
"Access to alcohol is pretty much whenever you want,” he said. “It is open bar, like a wedding or an all-inclusive resort. It is always available."
Beckett and other contestants, past and present, are reacting to the shutdown of the current season of show following reports of sexual misconduct in Mexico recently.
Corinne Olympios, 25, claims to have "blacked out" and was “unconscious" during an encounter in the pool with fellow contestant DeMario Jackson.
"There was hugging and kissing and touching, but before long she seemed to go limp and was sliding under water," a crew member was quoted as saying.
In a tweet, Jackson disputed the allegations calling them “alt facts."
The entire cast was sent home as news of the incident was reported, and production was shut down. The fate of the reality show remains uncertain.
Also speaking out is the show's host, Chris Harrison, who said in a statement: "The safety and care of the cast and crew of our show is of the utmost importance to us."
Sources close to Olympios say she is upset that no one stepped in to protect her.
Neither Jackson nor Olympios has returned requests for comment by Inside Edition.
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