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‘Bachelor in Paradise’ filming is suspended amid allegations of sexual misconduct

Blogger Reality Steve tweeted a photo of much of the current cast of “Bachelor in Paradise” apparently leaving Mexico on Sunday.
Blogger Reality Steve tweeted a photo of much of the current cast of “Bachelor in Paradise” apparently leaving Mexico on Sunday. Twitter

The rumor mill is churning overtime after production was halted on “Bachelor in Paradise” in Mexico.

Blogger Reality Steve, who has been known to know things about the show before they become public, tweeted on Monday that the entire season has been canceled, though that is not the official word from producers.

“We have become aware of allegations of misconduct on the set of ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ in Mexico,” production company Warner Bros. said in an official statement on Sunday.

“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.”

Filming of the fourth season of the ABC series – which features “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” alumni living together in a beach house – had recently begun in Sayulita, Mexico.

The show was scheduled to premiere on Aug. 8, according to Rolling Stone.

Though Warner Bros. did not get specific about what the allegations are, Reality Steve and others have been busy filling in some blanks.

The loudest rumor is that two contestants got drunk and had explicit sex in the swimming pool in front of the cameras.

“Bachelorette” alum Tanner Tolbert, who met his wife, Jade, on “Bachelor in Paradise,” spoke briefly about the situation on Twitter.

The Tolberts, who live in the Kansas City area, are expecting their first child in September.

“I feel bad for everyone involved... cast and crew... and that people aren’t going to be able to enjoy an experience that meant so much to us,” Tanner Tolbert wrote.

On Sunday, Reality Steve tweeted a photo of much of the cast at the airport in Puerto Vallarta. The photo was originally posted by Instagram user “AprilAnnStyles.”

“Here’s most of the cast at the airport an hour ago. Being told they’re being flown to Houston. Still don’t know what’s going on,” he tweeted.

Fans have pointed out that two cast members appeared to be missing from the photo, which gave rise to even more speculation – Corinne Olympios from Nick Viall’s season and DeMario Jackson from the current season of “The Bachelorette.”

Other cast members announced earlier include Alexis Waters, Raven Gates and Robby Hayes.

Reality Steve cautioned people from leaping to conclusions.

Hayes, who competed for a rose from JoJo Fletcher, is tight-lipped, tweeting Monday morning: “What happens in paradise, stays in paradise.”

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