Corinne was introduced to the Bachelorverse this January where she made waves because she was a 24-year-old who had her own nanny. Not a nanny for her child, a nanny for herself. “She does everything for me,” Corinne said during her introduction. She continued to make waves by sleeping through a rose ceremony, wearing a trench coat with nothing underneath, and surprising Bachelor Nick Viall with a bouncy house for his birthday. Recently, though, the drama surrounding Corinne turned from fun T.V. dramatainment to some possible very serious sexual assault allegations.
This summer Corinne was invited back for Bachelor in Paradise, where former contestants (fan-favorites and characters who caused controversy) from the shows were treated to a Mexican vacation to see if any of them could find love together.
Trouble began from day one, however. Production was immediately shut down on June 4th over a possible nonconsensual sexual encounter between DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios. It’s since been revealed that producers set the two of them up to be the villains of the show, and according to DeMario’s very detailed recollection of what happened, they started off the evening by bonding over their shared love of hamming up as villains for the camera.
The shots flowed as the evening continued, and although DeMario says Corinne didn’t seem very intoxicated to him, she maintains that she had so much to drink that she can’t recall exactly what happened between them that night.
For a while it was unclear if the show would continue filming and an investigation was launched. Warner Bros., the parent company behind the show, found no evidence of wrongdoing. Corinne’s lawyer announced that Corinne was launching her own investigation into what went down that night.
The production company has decided to go on with the show after making quite a few strict rules for the cast to prevent any chance of unconventional sexual activity. The new rules include the following:
1. Cast members bags will be searched for drugs. Prescription drugs will be handed over the nurse to dispense to the cast. Illegal drugs are not permitted.
2. The bartenders will now be keeping tally of exactly how much everyone is drinking and will only be allowed to serve a person two drinks per hour. Every drink will be served with a bit of food to help prevent the contestants from getting drunk more quickly on an empty stomach.
3. All sexual acts much be approved by a producer beforehand in order to ensure consent between both parties.
Corinne, who won’t be returning, has issued a new statement (below) in light of these new rules and has announced that her own investigation into the matter is over.
“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,” her statement reads. “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 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.”
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