Corinne Olympios Admitting to Drinking Too Much on ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Leads Today’s Star Sightings
During her appearance on Good Morning America on Tuesday, the reality star opened up about the controversy that temporary shut down production of the dating show earlier this year.
“I have definitely taken my time to deal with everything, heal and I just felt laying low was really the best thing for me to do,” the Bachelor alum said. “So “I’m definitely doing better.”
As previously reported, Warner Bros. temporarily suspended production of Bachelor in Paradise this summer when a field producer alleged DeMario Jackson performed oral sex on Corinne — who was intoxicated on set — without obtaining proper consent. An internal investigation later cleared DeMario of any wrongdoing, citing footage shot during the encounter did “not support any charge of misconduct by a cast member.”
According to Corinne, she still “remembers nothing from the situation.”
“I did drink too much,” she admitted. “I definitely understand that, but I was also on a medication that severely blacks you out and impairs your judgment, messes with your balance … I didn’t know that you were supposed to not drink on [the medication]. It really just caused a horrible, horrible blackout. It was like I went under anesthesia and then just woke up.”
“I was a victim of just being blown into the media and having people make these crazy assumptions and judgments about what happened that day,” Corinne continued. “All of a sudden, people became an expert on the situation on what happened and it’s like, ‘Well, I’m still trying to figure out exactly what happened.’ It was just horrible to deal with.”
Both Corinne and DeMario chose not to return to the series following the investigation.