Bachelor In Paradise's Corinne Olympios Opens Up About Being 'A Victim Of The Media'

The reality TV star is speaking up about that Bachelor in Paradise scandal.

In an interview on Good Morning America on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, Corinne Olympios spoke out about BIP's recent sexual assault investigation—which was sparked after she and fellow contestant DeMario Jackson engaged in sexual activity on the first night of filming.

"I have definitely taken my time to, you know, deal with everything, heal, and you know, I just felt, you know, laying low was really the best thing for me to do. So, I'm definitely doing better," Olympios told GMA.

Regarding the incident, Olympios admitted, "I really don't remember much at all. I remember nothing from the situation was just really unfortunate."

As Nicki Swift previously reported, the investigation began after a producer expressed concerns that Olympios was too drunk to have been able to consent to sex. However, Warner Bros., the company behind the show, determined that Jackson was innocent of any wrongdoing. Afterwards, Olympios continued on with her own private investigation into the matter, though she too came to the conclusion that no sexual assault had taken place.

"I did drink too much," Olympios revealed to GMA. "I definitely understand that. But I was also on a medication that severely blacks you out and impairs your judgment and messes with your balance. But I didn't know you were supposed to not drink on. And so I really just caused a horrible, horrible blackout. It was like I went under anesthesia and just woke up."

Olympios, who said she's been weaning off of her medication, shared that she'd seen some clips of the show since the scandal and admitted that it was shocking. "It's like I'm watching not me. I'm watching someone else," she explained.

Regarding her statement that she was a "victim," Olympios elaborated, stating, "I was a victim of, you know, just being blown into the media and, you know, having people make these crazy, you know, assumptions and judgments about what happened that day."

She continued, "You know, I was really a victim of the media. All of a sudden people became an expert on the situation and what happened, and it's like, 'Well, I'm still trying to figure out exactly what happened.' It was just horrible to deal with."

Fortunately, everything's since been settled. And, while Jackson likely has some resentment toward how he was portrayed to the public, he's been cheerfully looking forward to the future. In response to rumors that he'll be joining Dancing With the Stars, Jackson said, "I would murder 'Despacito' on that show."

He added, "You people don't understand. I'm, like, a black, Latin, salsa dancer."

Sounds like things can only go up from here.

For more info on the show's scandal, be sure to watch Olympios' sit-down interview with Bachelor host Chris Harrison at 8 p.m. ET on Aug. 29.

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