Corinne Looks Somber In First Photos After ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Suspension
It's no wonder Corinne Olympios doesn't seem to be her usual, fun-loving self following the alleged scandal that suspended production on this season of Bachelor in Paradise.
Photographers caught the franchise star for the first time since the weekend's incident as she was walking her dog in Los Angeles, as reported by Entertainment Tonight. Check out the photo below.
The photo comes a couple days after ABC announced it was suspending production on Bachelor in Paradise due to "misconduct." Warner Brothers provided Elite Daily with this statement on the show's suspension:
We have become aware of allegations of misconduct on the set of Bachelor in Paradise in Mexico. We have suspended production and we are conducting a thorough investigation of these allegations. Once the investigation is complete, we will take appropriate responsive action.
On Wednesday, Corinne opened up about what allegedly happened on the set to result in the show shutting down production. She gave the following statement to TMZ:
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. 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.
The statement comes after reports Corinne and fellow contestant DeMario Jackson entered into a sexual situation, which Corinne allegedly could not consent to, according to TMZ.
DeMario responded to the reports with his own statement to E! Online, saying the claims made against him are false and that he is preparing to take legal action:
It's unfortunate that my character and family name has been assassinated this past week with false claims and malicious allegations. I will be taking swift and appropriate legal action until my name is cleared and, per the advice of legal counsel, will be seeking all available remedies entitled to me under the laws.
As of right now, both Corinne and DeMario are reportedly speaking to lawyers about how to proceed, and ABC has yet to reveal whether this season of Bachelor in Paradise will ever pick up again.