Y’all, this Bachelor in Paradise drama is getting more and more crazy by the day. First Corinne released a statement and said she is a victim of sexual assault and has hired a lawyer. Then, DeMario said his name is being slandered and he is innocent of any wrongdoing. Chad threw himself into the mix (as Chad does) to make some off-color jokes about Robby. Now, Jasmine Goode made a statement to E! News saying that Corinne isn’t a victim but rather, the aggressor. No, really, I promise I can’t make this shit up. Well, given the amount of Law & Order: SVU I watch I guess I could make this shit up, but that’s neither here nor there.
In a statement to E! News, Jasmine said, “Corinne forced herself on three male cast members, when they were unable to consent, in addition to engaging with DeMario. After the incident everything seemed fine. There was no mention about being hurt. However, when producers tried to cut her off from drinking, she got upset and said, ‘Watch, watch what I’m gonna do.'”
Like, holy shit, I am now organizing a search party for Jasmine’s chill, because she clearly has none. Jasmine’s basically saying Corinne assaulted three people, and possibly DeMario? I think I speak for all of us when I say: WHAT THE FUCK. Grab the popcorn, everybody, because shit has officially hit the fan.
Jasmine continued, “The cast is not encouraged or forced to engage in any behaviors or to drink alcohol.” HA! “Producers check in to make sure the cast is comfortable and accommodate to the needs requested.” If by “needs requested” she means “drunk people ordering more margaritas,” then sure, I’m sure the producers do an excellent job.
But wait, there’s (a lot) more. Jasmine also gave a statement to the Daily Mail.
Pop an Adderall Buckle up, because it’s long.
“I was taken back with Corinne’s statement that she’s the victim. That may be the role she plays on the show, but it’s a role. I don’t believe she was a victim or traumatized… Not once did she complain or say she was upset with what happened in the pool with DeMario. She was laughing, having a good time. Even the day after, she was hanging out with DeMario and some other people in the hot tub… She never, ever said one thing negative about DeMario. And she was never in danger, at least I never witnessed anything bad happening to her … As a woman, I would have been the first person to step in if I thought she was being taken advantage of in the pool with DeMario. She even said hi to me when I walked by them. I feel bad for DeMario. He’s a good guy. He’s sweet and not aggressive one bit. I am sad and disappointed this has happened. We are all shocked.”
Well fam, it looks like we have a classic “he said, she’s lying” case on our hands. This is only going to get uglier.
For what it’s worth, Corinne’s attorney was not having this. “Several cast members and producers have come forward confirming the facts disclosed by my client,” he told E! News. I mean I know I sound like a broken record at this point but we’re just going to have to wait and see how this situation develops, and if the past week has been any indication, boy is it going to develop. Who will
try to extend their 15 minutes speak out next? Raven? That rando Lacey (actually, I’m surprised she hasn’t tried to sell her story yet)? DeMario’s penis? Truly anything can happen in this saga that gets crazier by the day.