'Bachelor in Paradise' episode 6 recap: Corinne Olympios interview by Chris Harrison

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In his interview, Jackson opted, as he has pretty consistently, not to throw Olympios under the bus-he, too, railed against the media, saying, "I know I'm not that monster that they're trying to portray on TV".

True to her words, the reality star has chose to open up about the scandal during her sit-down interview with "Bachelor in Paradise" host Chris Harrison on Tuesday.

Corinne wore a white, spaghetti-strap cocktail dress and admitted she was "really nervous" to talk about the incident given she had a "really hard time" over the last couple of months. The combination of the two is just not a good combination. She explained, "It can look like you're totally present and totally there, but your mind is not there".

Throughout the sitdown, Corrine was asked if she has any hard feelings towards DeMario. Apparently, because they took DeMario's side and said the reason why he suffered backlash was that he is black while Corinne is white. "It wasn't anything. It was just normal".


"I can't help but feel like he thought I thought that he did something to me", she guessed of why Jackson might have been so defensive.

"I honestly don't think that he did anything wrong, especially because everyone thought that I was just having fun and being Corinne". There's no way that you guys could have known I was mentally checked out. "I remember nothing from the situation, and it was just really unfortunate".

"Tickle Monster" Jonathan got a date card as well, and wasted no time planting one on Christen and whisking her away for a romantic meal.

Though now she says, "I don't blame DeMario". I know exactly what it feels like. Because of the side effects of the medication she was on while filming BIP, Olympios says she's weaning off to avoid any further blackout-like events. During the candid conversation, Corrinne revealed her behavior had been fueled by the accidental interaction of prescription drugs and too much alcohol.


She added to People magazine, in online excerpts posted Tuesday from an interview in the upcoming issue, "I never meant that I was a victim of DeMario". He said his mother had to go to "war" to defend his character. I have nothing against you. "I was also on some medication that you're not supposed to drink on, which I didn't know".

Curiously, except for Harrison's interview with Olympios herself, the question keeps coming up.

Corinne was slut-shamed and accused of throwing DeMario under the bus during the scandal this summer. The pool was the location where the alleged sexual misconduct transpired, though after reviewing tapes, Warner Bros. concluded no misconduct had taken place. Corinne was afraid to make the situation any worse since DeMario seemed so worked up. Corinne also thanked fans, family and friends who supported her throughout the whole ordeal. "Once the investigation is complete, we will take appropriate responsive action". However, they were firm that DeMario was the victim of the sexual misconduct. Out of respect for the privacy interests of those involved, we do not intend to release the videotape of the incident.


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