Warner Bros. said in a statement last week they don’t believe a sexual assault happened between two contestants (DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios) during filming of the fourth season of Bachelor in Paradise. They also said that when filming starts again, certain “policy changes” would be put in place to protect the cast from another bad situation. After being put on hold for a few weeks, filming has resumed (without DeMario). One of the policy changes that was put in place is how much the cast is allowed to drink. Unless they’re chugging a non-alcoholic liquid like maple syrup, like Daniel from season three up there, they’re not chugging anything at all.
Production sources tell TMZ that a two-drink per hour limit has been established on set. The crew is responsible for monitoring the cast’s booze consumption. Bartenders on set are also required to keep tabs on their drinking. Producers are also making sure the cast has access to food at all times on set. Sources also say that the returning cast got a lecture both on and off camera about the DeMario/Corinne situation, and there was a strong focus on alcohol consumption.
Filming has been going on for a few days, and those production sources say that it hasn’t gotten too crazy on set. A booze limit means a whole lot less reality TV drama, sure. But you know what can easily replace it? If production were to take away all but three lounge chairs by the pool. Nothing starts a beach resort fight faster than people trying to call dibs on a lounger.