Filming for Bachelor In Paradise has been suspended indefinitely because of a complaint filed by a producer about an encounter between two contestants – DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios. The producer reportedly felt uncomfortable and the incident is allegedly being regarded as possible sexual misconduct, according to TMZ. What’s very strange, is that E! News reports the producer who reported the incident did not witness it. A source told E!, “that the producer was not present when the encounter occurred, has not viewed footage of the encounter, and only heard about it second or third hand.” Reality Steve has identified this producer as Shelby Adams, who he says is a very good friend of Corinne Olympios and was her producer on Nick Viall’s season of The Bachelor. Steve also said that:
After the hookups, DeMario and Corinne both filmed ITM’s, the hookup was discussed, and producers never brought this up as a situation that was inappropriate. Corinne and DeMario’s hook up was going to be a storyline on the show, just like any hook up on any season. It wasn’t until a rogue producer came forward to the show claiming that they saw the hook up as inappropriate and filed a complaint, did all hell break loose. I was told if the producer didn’t come forward with the complaint, everything would’ve continued as planned.
While Olympios says she was too drunk to give consent, others have spoken out with other recollections of the event. Blogger Reality Steve reports:
Those who witnessed it are in shock at what has transpired and what happened on the first day with Corinne and DeMario they never thought would lead to this. There are some who witnessed who actually thought that Corinne and DeMario might come out of this as a couple, despite Corinne having a boyfriend back home.
There has been some speculation that Corinne Olympios has a boyfriend at home and that she doesn’t want to hurt her relationship with him, while others may feel that this speculation is victim-shaming. Reality Steve has revealed that his sources have said the following about what took place during the incident:
DeMario and Corinne knew other people were watching and neither were the least bit fazed by it. I was even told they were drawing attention to themselves … I was told they did not have intercourse, but there were plenty of other sex acts happening. Corinne was reportedly the aggressor in the situation, and both were equally drunk. Producers asked both DeMario and Corinne after the fact if their hookup was consensual, and both reportedly said yes. Corinne also made out with 4 other guys on the first day, some before and some after DeMario. They were Derek, Iggy, Nick, and Alex. On all the occasions, Corinne was the one who would go up to them aggressively and playfully and start making out with them. Was told that Corinne, although very intoxicated, was never at any point “black out drunk.” In response to reports that she had no idea what was happening or what she was doing, was told “that couldn’t be further from the truth.” I was told Corinne made numerous references after the hookups to how her boyfriend was going to be upset with her.
As for what Olympios has to say about what happened, she has hired attorney Marty Singer and has told E! News:
I am a victim and have spent the last week trying to make sense of what happened the night of June 4. 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.
So, who exactly is Shelby Adams, the woman who reportedly filed the complaint with Warner Bros. about the alleged misconduct between Olympios and Jackson? According to her IMDb page, she has worked for several big networks including on shows like MTV’s Are You the One?, Twinning on VH1, Coupled, and The Biggest Loser.
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