Production was halted on this season's Bachelor In Paradise following accusations of misconduct, which alleged that one contestant had been too intoxicated during a sexual encounter to properly offer consent. Warner Bros. investigated the situation and found no wrongdoing, but lawyers for Corinne Olympios, the alleged victim, have since asked to review footage of the situation themselves. Now, DeMario Jackson (who claims his character was assassinated by accusations) is reaching out to Olympios in the hopes of solving the situation in private.
According to TMZ, sources say that DeMario doesn't hold a grudge, especially after Warner Bros. said nothing bad went down. The source added that DeMario was "blindsided and confused" by the accusations against him, especially because it was originally told to him that a third party had reported the incident and not Corinne herself.
DeMario had assumed that he and Corinne were going to be friends. He hasn't officially reached out to Olympios, but says that he would drop everything to meet with her.
Whether or not Corinne or DeMario will return to Bachelor In Paradise is unclear. Both contestants have said that they are done with the show. Warner Bros. has given no comment on their futures with the franchise.
[Photo: Corinne Olympios by Getty Images, DeMario Jackson via Screenshot from YouTube]