Following the Bachelor in Paradise scandal that nearly shut down production on Season 4 entirely, contestant Corinne Olympios, who was involved in the drama, sat down with host Chris Harrison on Aug. 29 to talk about what really happened between her and DeMario Jackson. Watch the video below to hear what she had to say:
In June, just days after Warner Bros. announced they had found no evidence of sexual misconduct during their internal investigation, the 25-year-old released a statement of her own. “My team’s investigation into this matter has now been completed to my satisfaction,” the Bachelor alum said at the time. “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.”
She also revealed that she had been asked back to Mexico to continue filming the reality dating competition. “I am also happy about the changes that have been made to the production of Bachelor in Paradise,” she added. “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.”
Her statement came after DeMario broke his silence, denying he engaged in sexual activities with the nap-loving beauty without her consent, and calling her the “aggressor” in the situation. “[We were] kissing, rubbing, touching. It’s nothing too sexual yet,” he told E! News. “Things got wild because it was more her being the aggressor, which was sexy…When you have a very attractive girl telling you what she wants, it’s like a very, like, ‘Wow, OK! This is hot. This is very…I like it.’ I get out of the pool, and I have my legs in the pool, and I’m just hanging out…This is when she gets up out of the pool and puts her lady parts right on my face.”
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