Bachelor in Paradise: Chris Harrison and Contestants Speak Out
As you may already know from our previous article regarding the suspension of the Bachelor in Paradise, there were elements of misconduct attributed to sexual assault during production of the new season. Specifically, DeMario Jackson was accused of sexually assaulting Corrine Olympios; therefore, filming stopped until further notice. Recently, Chris Harrison, other contestants, and alum spoke out about the misconduct and show itself.
Chris Harrison wanted to speak out because he felt as if the rumors spreading around the web are false. On Good Morning America, Chris Harrison said, “I urge you to please be patient and respect the privacy of the parties involved.” He also told Bachelor nation that he deeply apologized and would inform the audience with any updates regarding the show as soon as possible. He also released a statement, which defended his cast and crew.
Jackson, the main culprit of the misconduct was recently spotted since the screening termination at a Starbucks in Los Angeles. At first, he responded with, “no comment,” when asked about the allegations. In a video exclusive to ET, Jackson had nothing but great things to say about his co-star, Olympios.
Jackson said, “I have nothing to say. You know, Corinne’s an awesome girl and that’s all I have to say,” He also wished his fans the best, saying, “Love you all, thank you for the support.”
Even Bachelor in Paradise alum, Wells Adam, who was set to be the bartender this season, spoke out about the incident. “One of the most beautiful and genuine love stories unfolded in front of my eyes in paradise. My heart breaks for those that don’t share the same experiences.”
Though we can’t be certain on what happened, just yet, we are hopeful that Jackson and Olympios can resolve the situation to their best ability. SD Entertainer will let you know if there are any more updates regarding the continuation of filming the Bachelor in Paradise.