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Corinne Olympios Breaks Her Silence on 'Bachelor in Paradise' Controversy

By admin / Published on Wednesday, 14 Jun 2017 21:41 PM / No Comments / 60 views

Bachelor nation’s Corinne Olympios has come forward with her first public statement following the news this weekend that there was “misconduct on the set of Bachelor in Paradise” and production was suspended.

In a statement sent to Glamour, the fan favorite, who competed on Nick Viall’s season of The Bachelor, reveals that she was involved in the incident, but she “has little memory of the night.” Below, her statement in full:

“I am a victim and have spent the last week trying to make sense of
what happened the 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.”

Olympios has hired top Hollywood attorney Marty Singer, as well as public relations executive Stan Rosenfield (who former Bachelor Chris Soules hired in the wake of the fatal collision he was involved with earlier this spring).

UPDATE: Bachelorette contestant DeMario Jackson, who previously was unnamed in the investigation (though he was rumored to be involved), spoke out for the first time hours after Olympios on Tuesday evening.

In an exclusive with E!, Jackson released the following statement through his publicist, Eve Sarkisyan-Nunn:

“It’s unfortunate that my character and family name has been assassinated this past week with false claims and >malicious allegations. I will be taking swift and appropriate legal action until my name is cleared and, per the >advice of legal counsel, will be seeking all available remedies entitled to me under the laws.”

Warner Bros. (the studio behind the Bachelor franchise) released a statement on Sunday, June 11, saying, “We have become aware of allegations of misconduct on the set of Bachelor in Paradise in Mexico. We have suspended production and we are conducting a thorough investigation of these allegations. Once the investigation is complete, we will take appropriate responsive action.”

We’ll update this post as more information becomes available.

To read more about the ongoing investigation on Bachelor in Paradise and the latest from host Chris Harrison, click here.

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