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After being embroiled in weeks of scandal, ABC green-lighted the return of spinoff dating show “Bachelor in Paradise.”

Production halted in early June, after allegations of “sexual misconduct on set” leaked onto the internet. The incident allegedly involved sex acts between contestants Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson.

While cameras were rolling, the two supposedly engaged in “raunchy” activities, including “making out and rubbing, touching and fingering” and oral sex.

Warner Bros. launched an internal investigation into the matter and temporarily shut down production, sending contestants packing back to the United States:

“We have become aware of allegations of misconduct on the set of “Bachelor in Paradise” in Mexico. 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.”

Olympios claimed she was too drunk to consent to any sexual encounter with Jackson, adding in a later statement that she was victimized:

I am a victim and have spent the last week trying to make sense of what happened on June 4. Although I have little memory of that night, something bad obviously took place, which I understand is why production on the show has now been suspended and a producer on the show has filed a complaint against the production.

However, after their initial search, the production studio claimed that footage from the night in question “does not support” any misconduct on set.

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An emailed statement to Dearly read, in part:

“The safety, security and well-being of the cast and crew is our number one concern, and we suspended filming so that the allegations could be investigated immediately and thoroughly. Our internal investigation, conducted with the assistance of an outside law firm, has now been completed. Out of respect for the privacy interests of those involved, we do not intend to release the videotape of the incident. We can say, however, that the tape does not support any charge of misconduct by a cast member. Nor does the tape show, contrary to many press reports, that the safety of any cast member was ever in jeopardy.”

One week after Warner Bros. made their big announcement, Olympios announced that she would not return to “Bachelor in Paradise.” She stressed that there was an “overwhelming amount of misinformation” circulating online.

She claimed that she had received an invitation to return to Mexico, but had “respectfully” declined.

Now, it seems like Olympios is changing her tune.

According to Today, Olympios and Jackson will be included and featured in the fourth season of the “Bachelor” spinoff show.

The reality star confirmed her appearance in a statement to Today:

“I am very happy to be appearing on the ‘Bachelor in Paradise Special.'”

Jackson has yet to make an official statement, though E! News also confirmed his re-entry to the controversial love resort.

ABC added that “all previously announced cast members for the new season of ‘Bachelor in Paradise'” would be returning, including Olympios and Jackson.

The newest season of “Bachelor in Paradise” is set return on Monday, August 14, a week after its original start date.

For more on Corinne, check out this classic clip from her season on “The Bachelor”:

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