Entertainment June 14, 2017
"I am a victim."
Corinne Olympios is speaking out for the first time about her alleged sexual assault on “Bachelor In Paradise”.
Olympios released a statement through her publicist on Wednesday. “I am a victim and have spent the last week trying to make sense of what happened on June 4,” said Olympios. “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.”
According to her statement Olympios has also retained legal counsel to deal with the matter.
She continued, “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.”
Earlier this week news broke that ABC suspended production on “Bachelor In Paradise” over allegations of sexual misconduct.
According to reports and sources, Corinne and fellow BIP castmember DeMario Jackson were drinking heavily and then became extremely sexual in a pool while cameras rolled. A producer on the show felt uncomfortable with the sexual encounter, claiming Corinne was too drunk to consent to sex, and filed a complaint with the company. Sources told The Daily Mail Corinne can be seen going limp in the footage and slipping in and out of the water. Corinne has said she does not remember the encounter. DeMario recently spoke to TMZ and claimed he too was too drunk to consent.
As Entity previously reported Twitter users were more upset over the show’s cancellation than the fact that a sexual assault may have occurred on camera right in front of producers who did nothing to stop it.
Based on Corinne’s statement and the legal team she hired, it’s clear a lawsuit may be around the corner.
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