Several weeks ago on Bachelor in Paradise, contestants were confronted by Chris Harrison to discuss the controversy that halted production earlier this summer. The issue at hand is when Corinne Olympios stated unsolicited sexual conduct occurred between she and costar DeMario Jackson.
In the episode, contestants defend Jackson and deny that the event happened.
After we began to feel sorry for Jackson, Olympios told her side of the story to Chris Harrison and Good Morning America.
Olympios said she had little recollection of the night when she was intoxicated on the show, and initially hired a lawyer to look into it, but has since dropped the investigation.
“I feel like people weren’t really understanding because I didn’t speak out for so long,” she told Harrison.
Olympios explained that things were blown out of proportion in the media and on the show.
“I was a victim of, you know, just being blown into the media and having people make these crazy assumptions and judgments about what happened that day,” she said.
Olympios, who recently took a lavish vacation with girlfriends, said she’s in a much better place and feels closure since speaking out.
“I’m just really glad that it’s all kind of unfolding, that people are seeing the bigger picture, as opposed to just like ‘media scandal in Paradise.’ I’m really happy that everyone’s moving past it now,” she said.