“I definitely understand that, but I was also on a medication that severely blacks you out, impairs your judgement, messes with your balance that I didn’t know you were supposed to not drink on”, she continued.
The controversy occurred after production was halted on the show due to a producer filing a complaint of sexual misconduct between Olympios and cast member DeMario Jackson.
“I was a victim of just being blown into the media and having people make these insane assumptions and judgments about what happened that day. I was, like, in shock”. When she watched the clips of herself and DeMario in the pool in the first episode, she said it felt like she was watching someone else.
Corinne Olympios did not specify what type of medication she took, but said she wasn’t aware that she shouldn’t drink alcohol while she was on it. But in explaining her provocative official statement that she was “a victim” living out her “worst nightmare”, Olympios revealed her specific definition of victimhood, which had little or nothing to do with consent, which was a hot topic throughout the scandal.
I was a victim of just being blown into the media and having people make these insane assumptions and judgments about what happened that day. If someone says the word “victim” as a result of an incident where there is both sexual contact and alcohol involved, there are going to be some outlets that assume the world. “It was just. all of a sudden people became an expert on the situation and on what happened, and it’s like, ‘Well, I’m still trying to figure out exactly what happened, ‘ and.it was just terrible to deal with”.
Meanwhile, Jackson spoke to E!
But after Warner Bros. cleared Jackson, Olympios claimed she was a victim of the media. “I would hope that if a producer, you know, saw anything that they were uncomfortable with anyone, they would do the proper investigations.” she said, “I’m super thankful”. This is hot. This is very. There’s no bad blood there. “I was really a victim of the media”, Olympios said on “GMA“.
It’s been months since Bachelor Nation was rocked by scandal, but despite multiple promises of explanation, we’re still foggy on exactly what went down between Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson on the set of Bachelor in Paradise to get production shut down.