Our worlds were basically shattered when we found out that Bachelor in Paradise had been suspended indefinitely due to “allegations of misconduct” between Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson. We didn’t know what happened in Mexico (and we still don’t), but now new, unconfirmed details of the alleged misconduct have surfaced, and they’re—there’s no other way to put this—extremely fucked up. So brace yourselves, because what I’m about to get into is very disturbing if it’s true.
Earlier this morning, TMZ reported DeMario’s version of events: Producers told DeMario and Corinne that them hooking up would be a story line of the show, DeMario and Corinne got super drunk and started making out, and Corinne jumped into DeMario’s lap and there was “lots of intense rubbing” (TMZ’s words, not ours).
Then, according to TMZ, “DeMario says Corinne then suggested they retreat to the pool, with the cameras rolling. They took off their clothes, started making out and ‘rubbing, touching and fingering.'” K. “He says she put her genitals in his face and he began licking, but we’re told this allegation is a big point of contention and others disagree with his account. He says he was not able to engage in intercourse because of the alcohol.” Then, basically, DeMario and Corinne got called in the next day and were told that one of the producers was “‘uncomfortable’ with what was shot”.
That all sounds pretty par for the course as far as Paradise is concerned and very confusing because, like I said, pool humping sessions are pretty much the driving force behind Bachelor in Paradise. But now, another side of the story has emerged that says things weren’t so innocent. TMZ reported that “other sources” claim one of the field producers who was assigned to shadow Corinne “began hearing stories from people on the set that Corinne was so drunk she had no idea what was going on in the pool.” Now you can see why I said this is all very disturbing if it’s true.
But that’s not all. Sources told PEOPLE that two other cast members saw what was happening and are upset the producers didn’t intevene. The sources said to PEOPLE, “They [the producers] could have seen that she was drinking too much and that he was taking advantage. They could have stopped this before it got this far. But they decided to let it go, and let it happen, and see what happened? So, I’m angry at the show, and everyone else is too.”
I really hope this isn’t true, but if it is, this is horrifying news. None of the details have been confirmed one way or the other, so it looks like I’ll be manically refreshing TMZ until we get some kind of confirmation. I’m sure my boss will understand me taking the rest of the day off of work to
stalk follow this developing situation, right?