Corinne Olympios Went “Limp” During Incident With DeMario Jackson — Report
Many of these details around the alleged sexual “misconduct” between Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson have been troubling, from the issue of “consent” to full out sexual assault.
But none have been quite as disturbing as the latest report.
On Tuesday, Daily Mail cited a source they say was part of the Paradise production crew when the alleged incident occurred.
That crew member is claiming that stories of Corinne being overly intoxicated have been woefully diminished.
In actuality, the insider maintains she was essentially “unconscious” when she was supposedly involved in sexual activities with her castmate.
“Corinne and Demario found out when they arrived in Mexico that the storyline would involve the two of them hooking up so they decided to hang out and get better acquainted over drinks,” the source starts.
“Soon they decided to go swimming and when they climbed into the jacuzzi, they were both loaded. Corinne proceeded to remove her bathing suit and things got increasingly sexual.”
That might sound like two adults entering into a consensual hookup, but it allegedly took a turn soon after.
“There was hugging and kissing and touching, but before long, she seemed to go limp and was sliding under water,” the inside source told the Daily Mail.
From there the crew member claims to have seen DeMario “trying to hold her up” while he “appeared to be having intercourse with her.”
This differs from the previous account from the Bachelorette 2017 alum, who tells TMZ he was too drunk to perform.
Still, this source says he did seemingly have sex with her, though it “only lasted a few seconds.”
“After he finished,” the insider continues, “he lifted her out of the water and laid her on the cement, where he proceeded to have oral sex with her.”
The source adds, “She appeared to be unconscious … At that point some of the crew came out and carried her off to her room. She was limp and seemed unable to walk on her own.”
As you might expect, this left many on set “deeply disturbed” over what had happened and how production handled it.
“No one called a doctor or paramedic, which some felt they should have,” they detail. “Instead someone made the decision to just let her sleep it off.”
Since then, investigators with the L.A. police were flown in to handle the situation, while doctors and psychologists are said to have also been interviewing those who witnessed what happened.
Lawyers have allegedly been deposing those witnesses, and cast and crew are not allowed to speak to one another about what they saw.
“Corinne is preparing to file a lawsuit because she feels she was not protected by the show’s producers,” the insider shares.
The 25-year-old has since flown home to Miami and continues to maintain that she has no recollection of the events, according to reports.
As for DeMario, sources say they’ve been in touch since and are on OK terms, as Corinne sees the producers as the ones responsible for what occurred.
Still, these continuous headlines haven’t been the most favorable to the 30-year-old, though he’s hoping footage of the encounter will exonerate him.
In a series of text messages said to be from the former contestant to a friend — via New York Post — the Season 13 cast-off claims “we all know what happened” and “the tape will prove it.”
Stay tuned to Wetpaint as this story develops.