For the past couple of months, Bachelor Nation has been consumed by the Bachelor in Paradise shutdown. There has been a lot of speculation, as well as opinions given by other members of the cast, but on Tuesday morning the woman at the center of the situation gave her first interview about the scandal. During an interview with Good Morning America, Corinne Olympios discussed the Bachelor in Paradise shutdown and explained that she blacked out during filming due to the effects of a prescription medication.
Although there's another Olympios interview to watch Tuesday night when she sits down with Bachelor in Paradise host Chris Harrison, the reality star gave a short interview to GMA first. She shared that she doesn't remember hardly anything from the night before production shutdown. "I really don't remember much at all. I remember nothing from the situation. It was just really unfortunate," she said.
"I did drink too much. I definitely understand that. But I was also on a medication that severely blacks you out and impairs your judgment and messes with your balance that I didn’t know you were suppose to not drink on, so it really just caused a horrible, horrible blackout. It was like I went under anesthesia and then just woke up."
After saying that she did watch the first episode of the season and some footage from her time with Demario Jackson that hasn't aired on TV, Olympios explained, "It’s like I'm watching not me. I'm watching someone else. I was like in shock."
Olympios also shared that she is making some changes since the incident. The BiP star said, "I'm weaning off that medication. I don’t want to be taking something that — it was very scary what happened. I cut down the drinking."
When asked about Jackson, Olympios made it clear that she places no blame on him. "I wish him well. There's no bad blood there. I wish him well always."
Production on Bachelor in Paradise Season 4 was temporarily halted this summer after a producer alleged that there may have been sexual misconduct between Olympios and Jackson. Warner Bros conducted an investigation and released a statement concluding that the tape "does not support any charge of misconduct by a cast member."
Olympios previously released her own statement via her lawyer after their own investigation was completed: "My team’s investigation into this matter has now been completed to my satisfaction. I am also happy about the changes that have been made to the production of Bachelor In Paradise."