Corinne Olympios Ends ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Investigation, Will Not Return to Series

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Former “Bachelor in Paradise” contestant Corinne Olympios has ended her investigation into the events that led to production on the ABC reality series being briefly shut down, Olympios announced Thursday.

” 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,” Olympios said in a statement. “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.” She also said she will not return to the series, which has resumed production on Season 4 in Mexico for a planned debut later this summer.

Production on Season 4 of the reality series was shut down due to alleged misconduct involving Olympios and fellow contestant Demario Jackson. The allegation was that the pair had a sexual encounter while the cameras were rolling. TMZ reported that Olympios did not consent to sexual contact with Jackson. Jackson was previously a contestant on “The Bachelorette” Season 13, while Olympios appeared on “The Bachelor” Season 21.

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Read her full statement below

“In light of the overwhelming amount of misinformation that has been spread in the media, I want to clarify a few things. 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.”

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  1. Elaine says:

    The networks need to shut these crap reality shows down..nothing but BAD examples of immoral, unethical, cheap, soft porn action and women and men who have no control but to act like trash, drunken, loud mouthed, imbeciles..yea this is the new era of trash tv…

  2. Amy says:

    Geez, demario is a fool for sticking up for corinne. Demario you don’t have to hate her but you shouldn’t defend her. She came out in public calling herself a VICTIM, basically claiming sexual assault or rape by demario. Good thing for demario, cameras recorded the whole scene otherwise he’d be charged with sexual assault. Then he goes on to say pepole were slut shaming her because of her past behavior on bachelor. Well yeah, if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck…and now the duck is putting her box in demario’s face. Maybe he just wants another shot with corinne’s box since he was “disabled” that night. Lol
    Then the poor guy loses his job over this whole fiasco. He should at least sue for loss of income from his job.
    Also why is corinne claiming she rejected BIP’S offer to return when I heard she was NOT invited to return? Maybe BIP learned its lesson and was like we don’t want any ducks getting drunk then putting their boxes in guys’ faces and then claiming victim when someone, who wasn’t even at the scene, reports the incident to the big bosses. This girl has a drinking problem and definitely low self-esteem. No self-respecting woman would behave this way. You could say this is college behavior for someone not in college.
    Aaahhh and then there’s her good ‘ol bf, who chooses to stand by her side. What a good guy or it could be that he’s just grateful that he got the bf label. Lol

  3. Jennifer Gottfried says:

    Her parents must be so proud. Perhaps some of her healing should include… rehab for her excessive drinking until the point she has no recollection of not only consenting, but being the sexual aggressor to all three guys including one after the pool incident. Her actions cost DeMario his job and reputation. To try to brush this under the rug is wrong. He deserves a very public acknowledgement of her responsibility and a sincere apology. Perhaps she could offer to cover his lost wages until he finds a new job!

  4. Miz Rose says:

    Ms. Olympios and Mr. Jackson why do people put themselves in bad situations just to be on TV? It’s a fact alcohol was a factor. You both should have acted like responsible adults. Thank God there were cameras rolling or you young man would be in serious trouble. Now both of you need to go sit down and think about what you both did or didn’t do to get yourself into this bad situation. “When we know better we do better”.

  5. Devil is in the details says:

    I share the same thoughts as others posted.

    I presume no incriminating evidence, thus there is no case?
    While I’m not surprised, I’m also disgusted by her behavior.
    I hope she is never offered a TV slot again.

    Let’s not forget that apparently she was intimate to some degree, with an additional 3 men on the same day in question, according to crew/cast?

  6. 1Ronald says:

    Ok, if I happen to be on Collins, can I see that big black dog walking Corinne? Love Collins. Spent my summers growing up there. And now look at it.

  7. Backdoorman says:

    False accusation anyone?

    Men, time to wake up. Women are becoming dangerous to your health.

  8. maya says:

    Soooooooo basically, once she saw the tapes and her legal counsel as well then she stopped threatening to sue bachelor, Warner brothers and ABC. If Marty Singer cant win it then she was definitely not in the right.

  9. krumhorn says:

    The tart remembers what happened perfectly. It’s just another example of deciding it was a bad idea in the light of day. It’s a good thing the cameras were rolling, otherwise we’d be hearing all about rape.

    – Krumhorn

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