Corinne Olympios has a few more things she would like to say.
Following the announcement that a slightly revamped Bachelor in Paradise will resume filming on Season 4, the controversial contestant at the center of the show’s latest scandal has issued a new statement.
Below, Corinne reiterates her belief that she was made into a victim, while she also makes a final declaration regarding her role on the ABC series.
"In light of the overwhelming amount of misinformation that has been spread in the media, I want to clarify a few things," Olympios begins.
"My intent over the past few weeks has been to learn and understand what happened on June 4."
On that date, of course, Corinne and DeMario Jackson ended up naked in a pool after downing many alcoholic drinks together.
They got very far sexually, with Jackson recently describing the raunchy hook-up in detail, only for a producer to tell executives that Olympios may have been too drunk to give DeMario consent.
Once this allegation was leveled, production was shut down and the cast sent home.
About two weeks later, an internal investigation determined no misconduct had taken place and Warner Bros. confirmed Season 4 would air this summer as originally scheduled.
In a previous statement, Olympios had described herself as a "victim," while her attorney came out last week and implied his client may still press charges.
But it doesn’t sound as if that will be the case any longer.
"While I never filed complaints or accusations against anyone associated with Bachelor In Paradise, my team and I felt it was very important to be thorough in getting to the bottom of what occurred," Olympios said on Thursday, adding:
"I felt victimized by the fact that others were judging me through conflicting and unsubstantiated reports, while I myself had no recollection of the events that transpired."
We can’t say for certain what happened between Olympios and Jackson.
But DeMario has outlined how aggressive Corinne was during their hook-up, even thrusting her naked crotch directly in his face at one point and demanding oral sex.
It’s certainly possible she was blackout drunk at the time… later learned that a third party had serious questions about all that took place between her and Jackson… and then freaked out because she really had no memory of her nude actions.
Jackson even stood up for Corinne in an interview with E! News this week.
Continued Olympios in her statement:
"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."
(Warner Bros. has announced that contestants will be limited to two drinks per hour and that crew members will be asked to keep a much closer eye than before on their level of sobriety.)
"While I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to have been a participant on The Bachelor, and while I was invited to return to Bachelor In Paradise when production resumed, I respectfully made the decision not to."
So there you have it.
Olympios will not rejoin the Bachelor in Paradise cast for Season 4 and DeMario is also unlikely to do so.
Every other reality star who was sent home from Mexico earlier this month is expected back, however, with the premiere date of August 8 remaining intact.
This ought to close the book on what has been a crazy few weeks, even by the standards of The Bachelor or The Bachelorette.
Considering there was a videotape of Corinne and DeMario’s hook-up, we’re not sure how things spiraled out of control to this point, considering executives could simply have viewed the material as soon as an accusation was made.
But we’re glad no one was really hurt.
We’re glad no inappropriate actions took place.
And we guess we’re glad, from a selfish point of view, that Bachelor in Paradise is coming back. It will be fun to write about this summer.