The scandal around the currently-filming season of Bachelor In Paradise continues to grow as lawyers for Corinne Olympios, a cast-member who claimed she was too intoxicated to consent to a sexual encounter that occurred during the show's production, are now offering an official statement on the situation. Warner Bros. had previously conducted their own investigation and found no wrongdoing. Olympios' team now seems satisfied with certain conclusions and reforms made to the show's policies going forward.
Olympios offered her statement on the issue over social media:
"In light of the overwhelming amount of misinformation that has been spread in the media, I want to clarify a few things," reads the statement. "My intent over the past few weeks has been to learn and understand what happened on June 4. While I never filed complaints or accusations against anyone associated with Bachelor in Paradise, my team and I felt it was very important to be thorough in getting to the bottom of what had occurred. I felt victimized by the fact that others were judging me through conflicting and unsubstantiated reports, while I myself had no recollection of the events that transpired. My team’s investigation into this matter has now been completed to my satisfaction. I am also happy about the changes that have been made to the production of Bachelor in Paradise. While I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to have been a participant on The Bachelor, and while I was invited to return to Bachelor in Paradise when production resumed, I respectfully made the decision not to return.
I understand the media’s interest in this story, and I greatly appreciate my fans’ concerns for my well-being, but I think it is best if I keep any further thoughts private for now."
DeMario Jackson, who stood accused of misconduct, gave an interview to E! in which he discussed his role in the scandal. Neither he nor Olympios are expected to return to the franchise in the future.
[Photo: Corinne Olympios by Getty Images, DeMario Jackson via Screenshot from YouTube]