Corinne Olympios Is Still Friends With the ‘BIP’ Producer Who Filed the Complaint
Though no wrongdoing was said to have happened, the two hadn’t interacted until this week. And now, they’re thick as thieves.
In fact, Corinne has remained friends with all parties involved in the scandal — including the producer who filed the complaint.
As we mentioned, the drama between the Bachelor 2017 contestant and DeMario is long over, after she first apologized to him on BIP, saying, "I honestly don't feel like he did anything wrong. I really just want people to know that I don't blame DeMario.”
Then, the two were spotted out at a nightclub together this week, and as they left, she leapt into his arms and kissed him on the cheek.
“I'm so happy me and DeMario are friends again, and I'm just happy that this is all kind of folding up into a nice little box,” she said in an interview after.
The 25-year-old is very forgiving these days, despite saying how “confusing” and “annoying” the summer spin-off’s shutdown was for her.
Speaking about the third party who filed the complaint that caused everything, the outspoken blonde maintains there’s no hard feelings.
“[The producer and I are] still really good friends," she tells ETOnline.com.
“After the fact, I guess I was expressing that I didn't even remember talking to DeMario, and that's when they were like, 'OK, we gotta do something about this.’”
She thinks the female producer only had “good intentions” in her actions.
“I would hope that any of of them would have stepped up with anything they were uncomfortable with, about anyone...It was just, like, sad [to not remember the situation],” she reasons.
She continues, “You're trying to explain it to people, and they just, you know, they aren't getting it to the extent that you know it is.
“I'm trying to explain this blackout and it's like, 'Oh my god.' People are just thinking that I just drank too much. There's so much more that goes into it."
She then indicates that she wasn’t the only one drinking, though she does concede that she mixed a lot of liquors — champagne, vodka, and tequila shots.
Add in that she was taking medication, and that “mishmosh” spurred her to have a “severe blackout.”
“I don't remember anything from that day. I was told that I didn't even realize that I had spoken to [Jackson] earlier in the day,” she explains.
So when she confessed to the producer that she couldn’t remember anything, she decided they needed to “investigate this situation a little more.”
Though she doesn’t blame the producer or DeMario, the reality star is holding herself somewhat accountable for what she consumes going forward — and she’s even seeing a therapist.
"I didn't even pay attention to what I was putting into my body," she admits.
"It's super great, honestly. It feels good to talk about your feelings... it just helps with peace of mind.”
One thing she does wish she could change is that the two drinks per hour rule would have been instated during her time on the show.
“Everything is 20/20 in hindsight, so it would have been great [to have those rules when I was on the show],” she states.
Bachelor in Paradise airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.