Corinne Olympios Announces She’s Not Returning to ‘Bachelor in Paradise’
Corinne Olympios broke her silence for the second time on Thursday (June 29) about the Bachelor in Paradise “misconduct” controversy that halted the show’s production earlier this month. BuzzFeed Entertainment published Olympios’ new statement, which specifically refers to the investigation her team launched into the incident as well as her future on the show. Read it, in full, below:
“In light of the overwhelming amount of misinformation that has beenspread in the media, I want to clarify a few things. My intent overthe past few weeks has been to learn and understand what happened onJune 4. While I never filed complaints or accusations against anyoneassociated with Bachelor in Paradise, my team and I felt it was veryimportant to be thorough in getting to the bottom of what hadoccurred. I felt victimized by the fact that others were judging methrough conflicting and unsubstantiated reports, while I myself had norecollection of the events that transpired.
My team’s investigation into this matter has now been completed to mysatisfaction. I am also happy about the changes that have been made tothe production of Bachelor in Paradise. While I am extremely gratefulfor the opportunity to have been a participant on The Bachelor, andwhile I was invited to return to Bachelor in Paradise when productionresumed, I respectfully made the decision not to return.
I understand the media’s interest in this story, and I greatlyappreciate my fans’ concerns for my well-being, but I think it is bestif I keep any further thoughts private for now.”
Warner Bros., which produces Bachelor in Paradise, launched an internal investigation into the incident earlier this month and concluded that there was no evidence of misconduct on the show. This prompted Olympios’ team to begin an investigation of their own. “It comes as no surprise that Warner Bros., as a result of its own internal investigation, would state that no wrongdoing had occurred,” Olympios’ lawyer, Marty Singer, said in a statement. “Our own investigation will continue based on multiple new witnesses coming forward revealing what they saw and heard.”
The alleged misconduct incident reportedly happened between Olympios and DeMario Jackson. According to reports, the two had a sexual encounter while shooting Bachelor in Paradise, but there was speculation about whether or not Olympios was too drunk to consent.
Olympios first opened up about the controversy on June 14. Read that statement, in full, below:
“I am a victim and have spent the last week trying to make sense ofwhat happened on June 4. Although I have little memory of that night,something bad obviously took place, which I understand is whyproduction on the show has now been suspended and a producer on theshow has filed a complaint against the production.
As a woman, this is my worst nightmare and it has now become myreality. As I pursue the details and facts surrounding that night andthe immediate days after, I have retained a group of professionals toensure that what happened on June 4 comes to light and I can continuemy life, including hiring an attorney to obtain justice and seekingtherapy to begin dealing with the physical and emotional traumastemming from that evening.”
We will update this post with more information as it comes in.
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