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Bachelor in Paradise's Corinne Olympios Apologizes To DeMario Jackson

31 August 2017

On the August 29 episode of ABC's "Bachelor in Paradise" host Chris Harrison sat down with contestant Corinne Olympios to talk about the reasons she left the show earlier this season.

"It was hard for me to go through something like that". We were just really trying to get to bottom of everything.

"It's something that never happened before and it was really scary for me". But I was also on a medication that severely blacks you out and impairs your judgment and messes with your balance. I was a victim of not really knowing what happened at the time. You know, I was really a victim of the media. "I just think, again, it was an unfortunate and annoying situation that had to go down and it really sucks".

Two months ago, Corinne Olympios claimed she was "a victim" when allegations of sexual misconduct caused production to shut down on the set of Bachelor in Paradise. "Everybody thought I was just having fun and being Corinne". As Olympios sees it, DeMario "did run to the media".

Olympios, who had previously insinuated that Jackson had sexually assaulted her, backtracked yesterday, blaming instead a combination of alcohol and prescription meds for her behavior. "So I just wanted people to know that this is not true".

He added, "You people don't understand". But I didn't know you were supposed to not drink on.

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"I never once thought that I would be here, today, speaking to you guys, in the middle of a insane scandal", Jackson said. According to reports, a producer was concerned Olympios was too drunk to consent to the physical activities she engaged in with Jackson, which the show caught on tape.

"I was a little bit nervous to talk to him, because he did run to the media, and I didn't want to add fuel to the fire", she said of lying low in the beginning. "I was never mad at you or blaming you for anything". I have nothing against you. "It's like I'm watching not me", she said. Production on this season of Bachelor in Paradise will be resuming, and we plan to implement certain changes to the show's policies and procedures to enhance and further ensure the safety and security of all participants.

Of course, the big question on everyone's mind is whether or not Olympios actually believes Jackson acted inappropriately during their brief time together in Paradise.

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"'I did drink too much". But given the contestants' equal vulnerability, airing their testimonies separately could imply to some viewers that the series is giving one person's point of view more weight than the other.

Our internal investigation, conducted with the assistance of an outside law firm, has now been completed. What's more, it's hard to imagine a motivation for doing so beyond stretching out the drama for ratings.

Bachelor in Paradise's Corinne Olympios Apologizes To DeMario Jackson