At this point, ABC and Warner Bros. must have lost more money during the “Bachelor in Paradise” shutdown fiasco, because they are milking this thing to get every single penny back– and then some.
The most recent round of Shutdown Drama 101 featured party girl; Corinne Olympios, Chris Harrison and a live studio audience. You’ll recall– Olympios was at the center of the scandal. A third party reported an incident between Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson that spawned everything from rumors that the entire “Bachelor” franchise was finished to a new alcohol policy for the show.
Olympios sat down with Harrison one week after Jackson got his chance to share what he thought happened– nothing. Olympios was even given a chance to respond to his comments.
Walking onto the stage, Olympios shared that for the first time since she appeared on “The Bachelor,” she was a little nervous to be on camera. Of course, being the daring journalist that he is, Harrison asked why. Somehow, Olympios kept her composure and reminded him that it’s not easy to have half the country obsessed with your sex life.
Eventually, Olympios shared that because Jackson talked to the media immediately after the shutdown, she felt she had to release a statement, “”I can’t help but feel like he thought I thought that he did something to me,” and ” and [he] “was like, so on the defense, and it’s like, I was never mad at you or blaming you for anything!”
She also shared that yes, she was on medication and drinking, “I definitely over-drank. I was also on some medication that you’re not supposed to drink on, which I didn’t know. It can look like you’re totally present and you’re totally there, and your mind is just not anywhere near. It impairs your judgement. It completely unbalances you. Everyone thought that I was just having fun and being Corinne. There’s no way for you guys to know. I don’t think it’s anyone’s fault.”
Olympios did say, however, that she wished the situation “could have been handled differently.”
When Harrison told her what Jackson said about the ordeal she responded in a very un-Olympios way, “It was hard for me to go through something like that too. The media wants to paint you a certain way that you know you’re just not. It’s just hard. I really just want people to know that I don’t blame DeMario. I never pointed fingers at DeMario. I never said a bad word about DeMario.”
“I would want to tell him, ‘I’m so sorry that you had to go through this, and I wish you all the best. I’m sorry.”
Maybe we can all move on now?