The investigation into the June 4 swimming pool incident on the set of “Bachelor in Paradise” isn’t ending with the end of the Warner Bros. probe into the incident.
As we reported earlier today, Warner Bros. concluded that no misconduct had occurred and cleared the ABC reality show to resume production. But Corinne Olympios, who was at the center of the incident along with fellow contestant DeMario Jackson, has decided to move forward with her own independent investigation.
Martin Singer, an attorney representing Olympios, said in a statement today: “It needs to be made crystal clear that production of ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ was shut down because of multiple complaints received from ‘BIP’ producers and crew members on the set. It was not shut down due to any complaint filed by Corinne against anyone.”
Singer’s statement adds: “It comes as no surprise that Warner Bros., as a result of its own internal Investigation, would state that no wrongdoing had occurred. Our own investigation will continue based on multiple new witnesses coming forward revealing what they saw and heard.”
As we reported earlier today, ABC officially confirmed that production was back on and that the show will air on the network this summer.
Olympios previously released a statement saying: “I am a victim and have spent the last week trying to make sense of what happened on June 4. Although I have little memory of that night, something bad obviously took place, which I understand is why production on the show has now been suspended and a producer on the show has filed a complaint against the production.”
Olympios’ earlier statement also says: “As a woman, this is my worst nightmare and it has now become my reality. … As I pursue the details and facts surrounding that night and the immediate days after, I have retained a group of professionals to ensure that what happened on June 4 comes to light and I can continue my life, including hiring an attorney to obtain justice and seeking therapy to begin dealing with the physical and emotional trauma stemming from that evening.”