You may want to think twice before applying to be on the next Bachelor franchise! According to documents, obtained by CNNMoney, when you become a contestant on Bachelor In Paradise, you sign a contract that puts your reputation in the hands of the show’s producers, giving them full permission to do whatever the heck they want to do with you and your name – including filming you naked, airing any and all details that they believe is relevant to the show’s storyline (that they’ve, of course, created for you), or even manipulating scenes to make it seem like you’re doing something you’re not!
It doesn’t end there, as the documents also revealed that the producers aren’t liable for nearly anything that happens to a contestant while they’re on the show, including any injuries, emotional trauma, or even contracting an STD!
"[They] can basically take your image and do whatever [they] want with it and own it and you have no recourse," Nicole Page, an Entertainment attorney, told CNNMoney.
While the contract states that producers do not encourage "intimate or sexual" contact with other contestants on the show it also does not find producers liable if a contestant is injured from unwanted sexual contact.
As OK! readers’ know, ABC pulled the plug on BIP season 4, after a show producer claimed Corinne Olympios was not capable of consenting to oral sex, which she reportedly engaged in with DeMario Jackson in a swimming pool while filming, due to her level of intoxication.
Would you still sign up for BIP? Sound off in the comments!