The seemingly never-ending scandal that rocked the upcoming season of Bachelor in Paradise is getting another chapter — and it’s going to be on camera.
Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson, who were both involved in “allegations of misconduct” that included alleged sexual assault, have agreed to do a joint interview with longtime Bachelor-universe host Chris Harrison. The reality show contestants are expected to discuss what took place between them during Bachelor in Paradise filming in Mexico.
Initial reports indicated Olympios may have been too intoxicated to consent to a sexual encounter with Jackson that reportedly occurred during filming. After halting production and conducting an investigation, Warner Bros. concluded there was “no misconduct” on set, and the series resumed filming.
“We’re going to sit down with [DeMario]. I don’t think it’ll be just part of the [BiP] reunion show,” Harrison told Entertainment Tonight of the upcoming interview. “I’m going to sit down with DeMario and Corinne as part of a sit-down talk with the two of them.”
Harrison also weighed in on the promos advertising Bachelor in Paradise‘s upcoming season, which many viewers thought was a bit too cheery given the circumstances. “First and foremost, I think a lot of people — some people on social media reached out and said we were tone-deaf,” Harrison said. “And I need people to step back a little bit, wait, and watch. All will be explained. Trust me. Have I left you guys hanging before in 16 years? No.”
If you’re interested, Bachelor in Paradise will return to ABC on August 14. There’s no announcement yet as to when Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson’s interview will air.
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