Will Corinne Return To 'Bachelor In Paradise'? It May Not Be The Best Idea...
After a whirlwind week, it's been announced that Bachelor in Paradise will resume filming Season 4 and the show is still set to air this summer. But beyond that, details remain unknown. Surely fans are wondering if Corinne Olympios will return to Bachelor in Paradise when the cameras start back up. However, TMZ reported that no decisions have been made about whether Olympios will appear on the show. (Bustle reached out to Olympios' rep for comment, but did not receive an immediate response.)
As a recap, it was announced on June 11 that production on BiP was suspended over allegations of misconduct. It was reported that the misconduct involved an alleged sexual encounter that reportedly may not have been consensual between DeMario Jackson and a female contestant, who publications later identified as Olympios. (Jackson called the allegations "malicious" and referred to them as "false claims" in his full statement, below.)
Once the rumors began to spread, Olympios' rep released a statement last Wednesday on her behalf, where the reality star said that she's a "victim" and admitted she doesn't remember much from that night. Still, she claimed, "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."
While Warner Bros. and ABC have concluded their investigation and production will resume, Olympios' lawyer, Martin Singer, has made clear that his team isn't done investigating. In a statement on Tuesday, he released a statement to Bustle, stating:
When Bustle reached out, Warner Bros. had no comment on the above statement. However, I'd imagine that if Olympios' legal team is still investigating, it'd make it difficult for her to participate on the show. At this point, it really seems unlikely that any good could come from her returning to the show, unless it was some kind of sit-down to share her side of the allegations.
And based on fans' reactions on Twitter, they're not necessarily hoping for Olympios or Jackson to head back to paradise either.
As far as Bachelor in Paradise's return, only a few details have been confirmed thus far. In a statement to Bustle on Tuesday, Warner Bros. said,
Meanwhile, ABC shared the following statement: “We appreciate the swift and complete investigation by Warner Bros. into allegations of misconduct on the set of Bachelor in Paradise. Given their results, the series will resume production, and will air this summer on ABC.”
While he hasn't commented on the latest news, Jackson's rep released a statement to E! News last Wednesday:
As Olympios' lawyer's latest statement makes clear, this situation isn't over yet. But Olympios returning to Bachelor in Paradise isn't all that likely.