Bachelor in Paradise contestant Jamie Doran ‘commencing legal proceedings’ against Ten and Warner Bros

Bachelor in Paradise contestant Jamie Doran has said he is going to begin legal proceedings against the show’s producer, Warner Bros, as well as its broadcaster, Network Ten.

He is yet to elaborate on the nature of the proceedings.

Doran starred in last year’s season of The Bachelorette, and was dubbed a “stage-five clinger” by some viewers and commentators. It is also a term he has used to refer to himself. He also attracted headlines for perceived controlling behaviour and his intense emotions.

His portrayal on this year’s iteration of Bachelor in Paradise has been similar, with some viewers questioning whether it’s appropriate to have him on the show, asking questions about his mental health, and again dubbing his behaviour manipulating and controlling.

Ten said it is yet to receive any papers regarding the claim. In response to a question about duty of care and contestants’ wellbeing, a joint statement from Ten and Warner Bros said: “As part of the show’s duty of care, all Bachelor In Paradise cast have full access to mental health professionals as well as support from the Warner Bros Australia and Network Ten teams.”

Ten and Warner Bros did not answer Mumbrella’s question about the editing process and contestants’ portrayal.

Doran is represented by celebrity publicist Max Markson, who is also yet to respond to questions. Markson has been asked about the nature of the legal proceedings, and what Doran is hoping to achieve.

In his Bachelor in Paradise profile on Ten’s website, Ten says Doran “entered Angie’s season of The Bachelorette Australia guns blazing and laser-focused, with an unquenchable determination to be the final one standing at the very end”. It also describes his approach on The Bachelorette as “heavy-handed”.


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