Corinne Olympios has hired a celebrity attorney, Marty Singer, in light of her “black out” drunk hook-up in a swimming pool with Bachelor in Paradise co-star DeMario Jackson.
Olympios, a former ABC ‘Bachelor’ contestant, told TMZ that she is a “victim” in this matter. Controversy brewed Sunday after production of the reality show was suspended when a producer expressed concerned whether the hook-up was consensual.
Although Corinne has no recollection of the act, DeMario admits to performing oral sex on Corrine after she “put her genitals in his face,” Daily Mail reports.
“I am a victim and have spent the last week trying to make sense of what happened on June 4. Although I have little memory of that night, something bad obviously took place, which I understand is why production on the show has now been suspended and a producer on the show has filed a complaint against the production,” Corrine told TMZ.
She continued, “As a woman, this is my worst nightmare and it has now become my reality. As I pursue the details and facts surrounding that night and the immediate days after, I have retained a group of professionals to ensure that what happened on June 4 comes to light and I can continue my life, including hiring an attorney to obtain justice and seeking therapy to begin dealing with the physical and emotional trauma stemming from that evening.”
In a statement to E! News, 30-year-old DeMario states that he will use legal means to clear his name.
“It’s unfortunate that my character and family name has been assassinated this past week with false claims and malicious allegations,” DeMario said via his publicist, Eve Sarkisyan-Nunn. “I will be taking swift and appropriate legal action until my name is cleared and, per the advice of legal counsel, will be seeking all available remedies entitled to me under the laws.”
TMZ sources, who reportedly watched the tape, say that DeMario and Corrine appeared both coherent during their sexual encounter. Sources also say both parties were drinking at the time of the incident.
As Warner Bros. investigates the alleged sexual misconduct, production for the show has halted.