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'Bachelor In Paradise' Has New Consent Rules for Contestants

June 28, 2017

There are lots of changes coming to ABC's Bachelor In Paradise after the sexual misconduct scandal earlier this month. 

After an investigation conducted by Warner Brothers and BIP producers, it was decided that no sexual misconduct took place. The tapes of the incident are now locked away, and no one will see them. Now that filming has resolved, things have changed after the Corrine and DeMarino incident. 

Yesterday it was reported that show producers are limiting how much alcohol contestants can consume. The new rule is two drink max per hour, and contestants will be monitored closely by the crew, producers, and bartenders. 

And now we've learned there are rules in place to make sure contestants consent to sexual activity before it happens. Essentially if two contestants want to have sex, they have to approach producers and verbally consent to sex. If the producer feels they are incapacitated in any way and unable to give consent, they will stop it from happening. Also if contestants do not speak to producers and engage in sex, they will be stopped mid-act so consent can be given.