When Corinne Olympios appeared on a Bachelor in Paradise reunion show Tuesday night in her best attempt at an Ariana Grande hair tutorial, she issued an apology to DeMario Jackson (via rose wrangler Chris Harrison) for all the drama that went down during the first weekend of filming. She also claimed she didn’t really remember the incident, because she had drank too much booze while taking medication. It wrapped everything up into a tidy little reality TV package, and closed the door on that chapter.
Maybe there were a couple viewers who wondered if Corinne’s apology was orchestrated by Warner Bros. head honchos, standing behind the camera, mouthing the words “Don’t forget the part about the pills!” while making invisible pill bottle-shaking hand motions. Well no, Corinne and DeMario are absolutely, for-real all good now. TMZ caught up with Corinne and DeMario outside of a club last night in Los Angeles, and they made it very clear there’s no bad blood. No literally, Corinne says it twice.
TMZ seems to think this is all a little too good to be true. I can see how they might be suspicious. Personally, the only way I’m allowing a jump-hug like that is if I’m getting paid to do it (you gotta get that money in case you throw your damn back out!). But then again, DeMario does make a joke about how his “PR is going to hate this in the morning.” Oh DeMario, surely you’re not that naive. This is exactly the sort of thing a publicist likes to wake up to. Did you get attention? Check! The only thing they’d hate is if it happened and no cameras were around. DeMario, you’re going to be fine.
As expected, Corinne “Cheese Pasta” Olympios returned to Bachelor in Paradise, but not to the tropical paradise where it all went wrong, messy, and dramatic. She came back to sit and chat with host Chris Harrison on a Bachelor in Paradise reunion show last night, and yeah, you know what she was there to talk about.
Bachelor In Paradise is that overly served, boozed up trashy cousin from Tallahassee compared to the class act mess from Orlando that is The Bachelor/ette empire. But this year, it took a turn for the yikes when news surfaced former Bachelor contestant Corinne Olympios alleged that there was sexual assault by Bachelorette contestant DeMario Jackson. All they do on those sets is ply everyone with booze, so they go from being a bunch of boring hot people to human trains hurtling to the end of the rails while humping all over each other.
When we last left the Bachelor in Paradise saga, Warner Bros. released a statement claiming they didn’t believe a sexual assault happened between two contestants (Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson) and that filming would resume. New rules were put in place for filming, like a two-drink per hour maximum, and producer permission had to be granted before contestants went to the boom boom room. Most of the Season 4 cast was returning, except for DeMario. It wasn’t really known if Corinne would be back or not. Well, Corinne will be back, but only for one episode.
When Chris Harrison closed up the third season of Bachelor in Paradise last summer, little could he have imagined the sort of mess the fourth season would bring. Forget about bottles of piña colada mixers filled with ants and beach chairs that smell a little too much like beach ass; production on the fourth season began with accusations of possible sexual assault between two contestants from a Bachelor in Paradise producer. But Warner Bros. says it’s now over and they want to move on.
Up until this morning, it was more than assumed that the too-drunk-to-consent person in the middle of the messy Bachelor in Paradise situation was Corinne Olympios. Warner Bros. and ABC didn’t name names, but lots of “sources” did. When asked about her several times yesterday, DeMario Jackson, who says he’s innocent, didn’t hide that Corinne was the other one involved. Corinne herself talked today.
Corinne released a statement through her rep. She confirms that she has little memory of what happened in the pool that day and that she’s hired a team, including a lawyer, to help her get justice for what happened to her. via People
“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. 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.”
You may think that Corrine hired Gloria Allred, but People says that she’s hired high-powered Hollywood lawyer Marty Singer.
I’ll admit I was a little surprised to see that Corinne’s statement was released by a rep. But I guess there are some things Raquel the Nanny doesn’t do.