Where do we even begin!?
Okay, so you’ve likely seen the unraveling drama behind Bachelor in Paradise stars Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson and the alleged canceling of the entire season…. BUT just in case you haven’t heard about the drama… here’s the tea.
According to production sources, claims of a young woman not consenting to a drunken, sexual act have completed and totally SHUT. DOWN. PRODUCTION.
The act allegedly involved Corinne, who allegedly was an interesting character on a former Bachelor season and DeMario, who was publicly shamed for having a girlfriend on the current Bachelorette season, so the reactions on social media are blowing up…. for both sides. Yikes.
DRUNKEN SEXUAL ASSAULT IS NOT PARADISE. Shame the producers not the victim!! #BachelorinParadise
— Munchies (@munchiesmmm) June 12, 2017
— Lauren Powell (@deafpowell87) June 12, 2017
Never watched a Bachelor episode of any kind in my life, but is media openly identifying a possible rape victim? WTF. #BachelorInParadise
— Cristina Cushing (@ccwrites) June 12, 2017
— M. Carr (@THEMarissaC) June 12, 2017
According to TMZ:
“Corinne Olympios claims she was in a blackout state when she got sexual with fellow “Bachelor in Paradise” star DeMario Jackson … and she blames producers for not pulling the plug and protecting her, although our sources say people who have seen the tape claim she was lucid and fully engaged.
Sources close to Corinne tell TMZ she was drunk the entire day of filming when she ended up naked in the swimming pool with DeMario.
We’re told the day after the swimming pool incident she claims fellow cast members began telling her stories of what went down with DeMario. She says several cast members told her they had voiced concern to people on the production crew that she was in no position to consent to sexual activity, but the crew did not heed their warnings.
As we reported, sources familiar with the footage say she appeared “fully engaged.” Corrine doesn’t fully blame DeMario because he too was drunk. She blames producers and has lawyered up.
“Bachelor in Paradise” has been shut down as Warner Bros investigates.”
To make matters even more disgusting, one of the fellow contestants from Bachelor in Paradise has anonymously spoken out to People Magazine.
Per People Magazine:
“…There was an investigation going on, and that could take days, weeks or even months. And by that time, we all have lives and jobs and things to go back to, so it just wasn’t going to work out. They told us that we’d be considered for future seasons and opportunities in the franchise, but that this adventure was probably over.
We’re pissed that this whole thing happened. They could have stopped this before it got this far. We’re pissed off. People had planned their lives around this. Contestants quit their jobs for this. We all had to step away from our real lives for three weeks.”
Wow, whoever that anonymous narc is, should definitely stay anonymous after those cruel statements.
Sorry that an alleged assault is going to take a more traumatizing turn on Corinne’s life and it inconveniences you chasing reality television fame.
This is likely to be the Hot Topic of the week.
I’m hoping that a good outcome for this story because, honestly, this does not look good.
[Top images via ABC.]