Corinne Olympios, the “Bachelor in Paradise” contestant who was involved in a sexual assault scandal that got the production shut down, is pointing the finger at producers.
TMZ.com reports that Olympios “claims she was in a blackout state when she got sexual with fellow ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ star DeMario Jackson … and she blames producers for not pulling the plug and protecting her, although our sources say people who have seen the tape claim she was lucid and fully engaged.”
The report adds: “Sources close to Corinne tell TMZ she was drunk the entire day of filming when she ended up naked in the swimming pool with DeMario. Although DeMario remembers everything — from ‘rubbing, touching and fingering’ to licking her genitals — she says she remembers nothing.”
Olympios is saying she heard details of the incident from other cast members after the fact, according to the report.
“She says several cast members told her they had voiced concern to people on the production crew that she was in no position to consent to sexual activity, but the crew did not heed their warnings,” TMZ reports, noting that production sources have said no cast members came forward to warn that Olympios was too drunk.
The production is shut down while the incident is being investigated. TMZ notes that Olympios has “lawyered up.”
The incident marks the first time in the history of ABC’s “Bachelor”/”Bachelorette” franchise that production has been suspended, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports.
THR adds that ABC is considering canceling the entire season.