Corinne Olympios Says Her Team Has Completed Its Own Investigation into What Happened on Bachelor in Paradise
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In a new statement released Thursday, first tweeted out by blogger
Reality Steve, former Bachelor in Paradise contestant
Corinne Olympios reveals that the independent investigation her
team was conducting into what did or did not happen to her on
the set of the reality show has come to a close.
Last week, after Warner Bros. finished their internal
investigation and stated that they did not find any evidence of
“misconduct by a cast member,” Olympios’s lawyer Marty Singer
released a strongly worded statement suggesting that nothing
was to be considered closed until they had completed their own
look into the incident. In her new statement, Olympios says
that she was invited to come back to this season of the show,
but declined the offer.
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
Olympios’s comments come after DeMario Jackson gave a lengthy two-part interview to E!
News this week about his experience as the
other named party in the sexual exchange that prompted a
producer to file a complaint over possible misconduct on the
set. While Olympios’s remarks seem to suggest she will be
keeping a low profile for now (and nothing either of them have
said alludes to whether any settlements have been worked out
with ABC, as has been wildly speculated), to say this is the
end of this saga would be jumping the gun: the show still has
to finishing filming, and air, which will likely prompt a whole
new round of conversation as to how ABC has handled discussing
this upsetting and highly confusing incident.