On Monday, TMZ released a report alleging that sources close to Bachelor in Paradise contestant Corinne Olympios claim DeMario Jackson did not have her consent on the set of Bachelor in Paradise Season 4 when an alleged sexual encounter occurred between the two. To be clear, Olympios did not give TMZ a direct statement, but sources reportedly close to the former Bachelor star spoke to the outlet. Bustle has reached out to Olympios, Warner Bros. and Jackson for comment.
Update: In a video posted by TMZ, Jackson says "no comment" in response to numerous questions about the alleged incident. Asked if he's upset about reports alleging that Olympios claims she did not give consent, Jackson responded, ""No, no. I'm all good."
Update #5: On Tuesday, Corinne Olympios' lawyer Martin Singer released a statement to Bustle that read,
Earlier:According to TMZ, Olympios "was in a blackout state" when she and Jackson reportedly engaged in sexual activity. TMZ reports that sources claim Olympios doesn't remember anything that allegedly happened between herself and Jackson. Reportedly, Olympios allegedly is faulting producers for not intervening. Per TMZ, Olympios allegedly doesn't "fully blame" Jackson, because he was also inebriated, but that she allegedly feels production should have stepped in. TMZ also claims that Olympios has hired a lawyer.
On Sunday, The Hollywood Reporter received a statement from Warner Bros. confirming that production on Season 4 of the ABC reality series had been suspended because of "allegations of misconduct" on the set. The entire statement reads:
People reported Monday that the suspension stems from an issue of consent between two contestants, Jackson and an unnamed female contestant. According to the outlet, sources claimed that the woman allegedly involved was reportedly too drunk to legally consent to sexual activity. On Sunday, TMZ reported that Olympios was reportedly the other party involved. Sources close to Jackson alleged to TMZ that the former Bachelorette contestant and Olympios did engage in oral sex. These particular sources didn't say consent was an issue.