Battling the Bachelor in Paradise Contract: Would a Lawsuit from Corinne Olympios Stand a Chance?

June 22, 2017Media Mention

In the wake of news that Bachelor in Paradise contestant Corinne Olympios’ legal counsel will continue to investigate the allegations of on-set sexual misconduct involving the star – despite Warner Bros.’ claims that it found no evidence of wrongdoing – questions remain over exactly what legal implications there may be for the production company.

On Wednesday, CNNMoney reported details of the castmembers’ contracts on the series, including that producers are not liable for “unwelcome/unlawful contact or other interaction among participants.” Despite the reported contract details, legal experts tell PEOPLE that any alleged instances of sexual assault could overrule contract language should Olympios decide to pursue action against Warner Bros. (Warner Bros. had no comment.)

Attorney Priya Sopori of Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP, says, “While you can waive a number of things on paper, no one is ever going to be able to waive willful conduct.