'Bachelor In Paradise' 2017: Corinne Olympios And DeMario Jackson Both Agreed To Sit Down And Explain What Really Happened During The Night Of The Alleged Sexual Assault [VIDEO]
bacCorinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson have both agreed to sit down and discuss what truly happened during the night of the alleged sex scandal during Bachelor In Paradise.
Host Chris Harrison spoke with Entertainment Tonight at The Bachelorette: Men Tell All Taping and explained that he will interview the two reality stars together so that they can both tell their sides of the story.
"We're going to sit down with [Demario]. I don't think it'll be just part of the [BiP] reunion show," Harrison told the outlet. "I'm going to sit down with DeMario and Corinne as part of a sit-down talk with the two of them."
According to Harrison, Olympios and Jackson did not return to Mexico once production resumed. However, they are both still willing to tell the public what happened.
"First and foremost, I think a lot of people -- some people on social media reached out and said we were tone deaf," Harrison said. "And I need people to step back a little bit, wait and watch. All will be explained. Trust me. Have I left you guys hanging before in 16 years? No."
"All will be explained and I really do mean that," he added. "I need people to understand this was not a black-and-white, cut-and-dry issue. It's really -- there's a lot of layers to it. It was very confusing. I went through it and it was confusing. So, trust me. It needs to all play out."
As for Olympios, news broke out last week that the night she accused Jackson of taking advantage of her sexually, she mixed prescription drugs with alcohol.
"Corinne's condition was exacerbated by the drinking and taking the prescribed medication," a source told Entertainment Tonight.
Her legal team had no say in the matter, although, her public relations representative said that she would be returning to the show. Jackson also confirmed his return despite all the allegations that were made toward him.
"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 had occurred," she said in a statement to Entertainment Tonight. "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."
As for Jackson, he was in the clear once investigations were finished.
"[DeMario] does a good job of brushing stuff off," his cast member, Kenneth "Diggy" Moreland. "So to see him get to the point where stuff affects him, that says a lot. ... He says he's lost weight and he's cried and things like that."
Bachelor In Paradise will return to ABC with a two-night season premiere on Monday, August 14.