Production for season four of Bachelor in Paradise
may be underway, but will all of the original cast members return to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico?
A source close to DeMario Jackson told ET on Thursday that the reality star will not
be back on BIP
this season. Production was halted
when a producer became uncomfortable during filming and filed a complaint.
As for reports that he's seeing a therapist, the source confirms that is true. ET recently spoke with Jackson's lawyer, Walter Mosley
, over the phone, who also revealed Jackson was "seeing his doctor's, meditating and just getting well."
"First and foremost, outside of making sure my client is healthy is clearing his name, vindicating him," Mosley explained. "He doesn't need this to be over him, so that's really my focus is clearing his name, [his] reputation."
Warner Bros. announced on Tuesday that they were resuming production on BIP
after completing its investigation into the "allegations of misconduct" that occurred on set. After they found no wrongdoing, a source close to Jackson told ET that the 30-year-old was relieved
and "just trying to clear his name and move on."
At the time, the production company had no comment on whether the original season four cast members would still appear on the show. However, a cast member source told ET that they "just started getting calls about production resuming and us returning to the show. Producers are calling, [but] they're not saying much, just that more information will follow. We haven't been told dates or locations yet."
Although it's not confirmed just yet, Robby Hayes
, who was originally slated for season four of BIP
, told ET that if he receives a phone call, there's a pretty good chance he'd return as long as he can fit it into his schedule. Since being back in the United States he's spent his downtime working on his athleisure line, LeisureLetics, with Chase McNary, who also appeared on Kaitlyn Bristowe's season of The Bachelorette
. The two are scheduled to promote the line at a trade show in Las Vegas this weekend.
"I have to see," Hayes explained when he stopped by ET's Los Angeles studio for a Facebook Live interview on Tuesday. "I don't know the timeline. I had scheduled some things now that I'm back in the States. Some stuff with LeisureLetics among other things. But if the call comes, we'll find out."
"I'm not gonna rule it out if they bring [Corinne Olympios and Jackson back to BIP] for some final comments, but I don't think they should [return]," he added.
Another season four original, Vinny Ventiera
, also spoke out regarding the news, telling ET in a statement, "I'm glad that things got resolved between the parties that were involved in the situation that shut down production, but I am also sorry that it had to get to this."
"We can now move forward and get back to the beach," the statement continued. "A lot of people second-guess Paradise because they think it is a hook-up fest and you just drink 24/7. In my personal experience, that is not what happens."
Ventiera is no stranger to Paradise, as he also appeared during the show's third season after vying for JoJo Fletcher's heart on The Bachelorette.
"Going on these shows has changed my life tremendously, I learned a lot about myself and learned to actually listen to people and care to take part in conversations, because we don't have cellphones, which seems to be the problem nowadays in life and in dating," he said. "I'm glad to hear that BIP four is back and I am glad to experience and amazing summer with the hard working staff and cast members."
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