Corinne Olympios Didn’t Give Her Consent to the Media During ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Scandal

Bachelor in Paradise premiered earlier this month and people took notice thanks to the Corinne Olympios-DeMario Jackson scandal that shut down filming. Allow me to get you up to speed if you don’t know what I’m talking about:

*Filming stopped when Olympios and Jackson had sex that may or may not have been consensual due to Olympios being drunk/drugged.
*Both parties were kicked out of the house.
*An investigation found Jackson innocent of any wrong doing.

There was a lot more that you can read all about if you follow the 500 backlinks, but that’s pretty much the gist of it.

On Tuesday’s episode of Bachelor in Paradise, Olympios spoke for the first time since the incident.

There’s no video of the interview because ABC hates publicity or something, but here are quotes provided by Jezebel.

“The first day, unfortunately, I don’t remember much of,” she said. “I definitely over-drank. I did. I was also on some medication that you’re not supposed to drink on that I didn’t know. And, you know, the combination of the two…it’s not a good combination.”

So she mixed alcohol with pills and then made a decision. That’s called college.

Olympios on whether or not she blames Jackson:

“I honestly don’t feel like he did anything wrong, especially because everyone thought I was having fun and being Corinne. There’s just no way for you guys to know, ‘She’s, like, mentally checked out. Corinne is not here right now,’ which is beyond scary. But it is what it is, I guess. I don’t think it was anyone’s fault.”

“I would want to tell him, ‘Listen, I respect you as a human. I have nothing against you. I’m so sorry that you had to go through this. I know exactly what it feels like. I had to go through it, too. And I wish you all the best and I’m just…I’m sorry.”

Then why was this whole thing a big deal? How come she didn’t come out months ago and say all this instead of this back-and-forth that went on between Team Olympios and Team Jackson? Do you know how many words were wasted on this story over the past couple of months? All of them. All of the words.

Olympios then blamed the media because that’s what everyone does nowadays.

“I was really a victim of the media. A victim of having something this serious happen to you and have the media paint you a certain way that you know you aren’t and having all these people make their judgments and comments and they don’t even know what happened or went on.”

You were a victim of a television company exploiting this situation to garner interest for a show no one cared about. You were a victim of your friends, enemies, and castmates talking to anyone who would listen to them about the situation. You were a victim of stupidity because you didn’t realize that mixing pills and alcohol is a bad idea. You were a victim of unmemorable sex.

But the media is the only reason anyone knows who you are, sweetheart.

Here’s a video of Corinne talking to the evil media:

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And if you can’t get enough Corinne, she’s apparently working on a reality show and a scripted series. No word yet on how these two shows are going to take place without some form of media.

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