Just three days after the shocking sexual misconduct scandal that halted production on Season 4 of Bachelor in Paradise, stars DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios have finally broken their silence.
DeMario — who was first introduced to Bachelor Nation on Rachel Lindsay’s season of The Bachelorette — was spotted leaving a Starbucks earlier this week and he finally responded to allegations that he allegedly had non-consensual sex with his BiP co-star.
“No comment,” he told Entertainment Tonight. "I have nothing to say. You know, Corinne's an awesome girl and that's all I have to say. Love you all, thank you for the support."
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He seemed to be in good spirits considering the horrifying nature of the allegations against him. Details from the alleged “sexual misconduct” between him and Corinne — who starred on Nick Viall’s season of The Bachelor — are growing more and more scandalous.
A crew member who was working on the BiP production told the Daily Mail that when Corinne and DeMario got to Mexico, they were told that one of the storylines for Season 4 included a hookup between them. They started to hang out together at the bar and then they decided to go in the Jacuzzi. At this point, they were both extremely drunk and Corinne allegedly took off her clothes — and that’s when things started to get extremely sexual.
“There was hugging and kissing and touching, but before long, she seemed to go limp and was sliding under water,” the source said. “DeMario kept trying to hold her up and at the same time, he appeared to be having intercourse with her. After he finished — which only lasted a few seconds — he lifted her out of the water and laid her on the cement, where he proceeded to have oral sex with her.”
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The crew member’s account slightly differs from what DeMario told his close friends about the incident. According to TMZ, DeMario said that he was not able to engage in penetrative sex with Corinne because of the amount of alcohol he consumed that day.
Meanwhile, Corinne released a lengthy statement regarding the incident and she revealed that she plans to seek justice for what happened to her that day.
"I am a victim and have spent the last week trying to make sense of what happened on June 4," read a statement obtained by TMZ. "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."
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