'Bachelor in Paradise' cast member Corinne Olympios speaks out
Posted June 14
"Bachelor in Paradise" cast member Corinne Olympios is speaking out after production on the ABC reality show was halted amid allegations of misconduct.
"I am a victim and have spent the last week trying to make sense of what happened on June 4," Olympios said in a statement obtained by CNNMoney from her publicist. "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."
Olympios did not specify how she was victimized.
Warner Bros., the production company behind "Bachelor in Paradise," has not released details of exactly what took place. In a statement on Monday, the company announced it had suspended production on Season 4 of the series to investigate allegations of "misconduct." (Warner Bros. is owned by Time Warner, which is also the parent company of CNN.)
The show continued filming for two days after the alleged incident before it was halted and the cast was eventually sent home.
"As a woman, this is my worst nightmare and it has now become my reality," Olympios added. "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."
Olympios previously appeared on Season 21 of "The Bachelor."
"Bachelor in Paradise," which features former contestants from "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" vying for another chance at love, was slated to return to ABC in early August.