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Corinne Olympios on 'Bachelor in Paradise' scandal: 'I don't blame DeMario'

George Back
Producer, Yahoo Entertainment

Bachelor in Paradise contestant Corinne Olympios sat down with Chris Harrison and shared her side of the story regarding the alleged sexual misconduct between her and fellow contestant DeMario Jackson.

Harrison started off the interview by asking Olympios how she was doing in the wake of all the tabloid stories and accusations. Olympios said, “I am doing a lot better.”

Olympios had trouble recounting exact moments from the night, saying, “The first day – unfortunately, I don’t remember much of. I definitely over-drank. I did. I, you know, was also on some medication that you’re not supposed to drink on, which I didn’t know.”

When asked what she most wanted people to know about the incident, Olympios said, “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.”

Olympios said the drug she was taking had adverse effects on her after she drank alcohol. She said, “Like, it can look like you’re totally present and you’re totally there, and your mind is just not anywhere near. I mean, it impairs your judgment. It completely, like, unbalances you. I mean, it’s just crazy.”

When asked whether she would like to say anything to Jackson, Olympios said, “I would want to tell him, ‘You know, listen, like, I respect you as a human. Um, I have nothing against you. I’m so sorry that you had to go through this. I know exactly what it feels like. I had to go through it, too. And I wish you all the best, and I’m just – I’m sorry.’”

Bachelor in Paradise airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on ABC. Watch clips and full episodes of Bachelor in Paradise free on Yahoo View.

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