Corinne Olympios of 'Bachelor in Paradise' says she's a media victim

Producers shut down production temporarily amid concerns that De Mario Jackson hooked up with Olympios while she was too drunk to consent

As you know, shit hit the fan earlier this summer when production of Bachelor in Paradise was suspended for an investigation into a sexual encounter between Corinne and DeMario Jackson.

When asked if she had anything to say to DeMario, Olympios said that there was no "bad blood" between the two.

In her first live interview since the incident, Olympios explained on "Good Morning America" how she blacked out and does not remember much of the incident in question. And with Warner Bros. internal investigation concluding "the tape does not support any charge of misconduct by a cast member" or that "the safety of any cast member was ever in jeopardy", we're more confused than ever exactly what happened and why it was so troubling to producers.

When BiP premiered on August 14, it promised to address this incident head on, and it has-but not always in the most tactful ways. Jackson gave his side of the story last week, and now it's Olympios' turn.

"I really don't remember much at all", she said. "I definitely understand that, but I was also on a medication that severely blacks you out and impairs your judgment and messes with your balance", she noted. "But I didn't know you were not supposed to drink on", she said during her interview.

The Miami native claims that she was blacked-out during the sequence of events that led to the show being shut down for almost two weeks, thanks to a bad combination of prescription medication and alcohol. "It was unfortunate. But you know what, I'm an adult and I have to move past it".

The Miami native added, "And so it just caused a terrible, disgusting blackout. It was like I went under anesthesia and I just woke up".

Now, Olympios says she's "weaning" herself off that particular medication - and cutting back on drinking altogether. "I'm watching someone else", she explained.

Corinne explained that she doesn't hold DeMario, or Bachelor in Paradise's production team, responsible for the incident.

In an interview with, Corinne elaborated on what she meant using the word "victim". Do you believe she was victim of the media? "All of a sudden people became an expert on the situation and what was just disgusting to deal with". Seeing video of what transpired on the first day of production on the looking-for-love reality show was "like watching not-me", she said.

"I would hope that if a producer saw anything that they were uncomfortable with anyone they would do the proper investigations and everything to make sure that everybody's safe and everything like that", she added.



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