As more details come to light in the Bachelor in Paradise scandal, it’s now being revealed that Corinne Olympios is upset with producers for not doing more to protect her while she was filming the show. Reality Steve tweeted that she’s “lawyering up” as the investigation into sexual misconduct proceeds.
Production in Mexico was shut down on Sunday after allegations that Corinne and fellow contestant, DeMario Jackson, engaged in “soft core porn” activities in a pool. Many sources have alleged that the incident in question happened in a pool when an intoxicated Corinne was making moves on DeMario, who more than reciprocated her advances. The entire scene was captured on film, according to various insiders.
One of the show’s producers was extremely uncomfortable with the footage and is reportedly suing the show over misconduct. People reports that several cast members were also upset about the incident as Bachelor in Paradise had just started production. One anonymous contestant explained that some of the other cast members weren’t just angry with DeMario, but with the crew for not doing more to stop the incident. The contestant said it was as if they were allowing things to play out between Corinne and DeMario to see what would happen.
Several cast members who quit jobs and made special arrangements to be on Bachelor in Paradise are irate because all of this could’ve been prevented. As it stands, the show is under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct because Corinne was said to be too drunk to consent to sex.
‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Star Corinne Olympios Says She Didn’t Consent to Sexual Contact with DeMario Jackson https://t.co/28Xb6ohzlU
— TMZ (@TMZ) June 12, 2017
TMZ reports that Corinne Olympios feels she was made more vulnerable to being taken advantage of because the producers weren’t doing their job. She says she was in a “blackout state” when she was participating in very sexual behaviors with DeMario Jackson. TMZ‘s sources tell them that Corinne was “lucid” and “fully engaged” in her actions. Those close to the former contestant of Nick Viall’s Bachelor season claim she was drinking all day. DeMario recollects everything about his encounter with Corinne that included “rubbing, touching and fingering” — plus licking her; Olympios claims not remembering anything. Other production sources insist no cast members expressed concern over what went down with Corinne and DeMario. DeMario believes the encounter with Corinne wasn’t just consensual, but she was the “instigator.”
The field producer assigned to “shadow” Corinne was hearing stories from people on the set that Corinne was so hammered, that she had no clue what was going on in the pool. It’s unknown if the producer witnessed the incident, but TMZ reports that she hasn’t watched the footage. Those who’ve watched the footage say Corinne looked “fully engaged.”
— People Magazine (@people) June 12, 2017
A contestant agreeing to speak with People on the condition of anonymity claims the cast was put on lockdown, prohibited from speaking to one another, and are monitored by producers.
“We were told to stay in a certain part of the [resort] while they figured out what the hell had happened. We knew something bad had happened; there was a dark energy that came around the house. You have to understand that we weren’t even there a week. The game hadn’t even really begun yet.”
“They stopped taping anything, and we were just kind of there, waiting in limbo. We couldn’t talk to each other about what we knew. On Thursday, one of the camera guys told me that they were probably going to shut down production. I didn’t realize that it was that serious until then. I was like, ‘wait, they’re thinking of canceling the show?’ It hadn’t even crossed my mind that they’d do that.”
Warner Bros. has launched an investigation into “misconduct” and said in a statement that they’ll take “responsive action” following the probe. In the meantime, Bachelor in Paradise has suspended filming and there’s chatter it may not come back.
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