DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios Break Silence on ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Scandal
DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios are speaking out after production on the fourth season of Bachelor in Paradise shut down on Sunday (June 11) following "allegations of misconduct."
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight through his publicist, Jackson said, "It's unfortunate that my character and family name has been assassinated this past week with false claims and malicious allegations."
"I will be taking swift and appropriate legal action until my name is cleared and, per the advice of legal counsel, will be seeking all available remedies entitled to me under the laws," Jackson continued in his statement.
On Tuesday, Olympios released her own statement to ET, sharing, "I am a victim and have spent the last week trying to make sense of what happened on June 4. Although I have little memory of that night, something bad obviously took place, which I understand is why production on the show has now been suspended and a producer on the show has filed a complaint against the production."
"As a woman, this is my worst nightmare and it has now become my reality," she continued. "As I pursue the details and facts surrounding that night and the immediate days after, I have retained a group of professionals to ensure that what happened on June 4 comes to light and I can continue my life, including hiring an attorney to obtain justice and seeking therapy to begin dealing with the physical and emotional trauma stemming from that evening."
According to TMZ, while filming in Mexico production on Season 4 of the popular spinoff show was halted after Olympios and Jackson began hooking up in the pool after a day of reported heavy drinking. A producer on the show reportedly felt uncomfortable by what they witnessed, and claimed misconduct.
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