Corinne Olympios’s Lawyer Reacts to ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ News (UPDATE)
Update (6/20/2017 5:56 p.m. ET): Marty Singer, the lawyer representing Corinne Olympios in this scandal, released the following statement to Bustle regarding the news Bachelor in Paradise Season 4 is resuming production:
“It needs to be made crystal clear that production of Bachelor in Paradise was shut down because of multiple complaints received from BIP producers and crew members on the set. It was not shut down due to any complaint filed by Corinne against anyone.
“It comes as no surprise that Warner Bros., as a result of its own internal Investigation, would state that no wrongdoing had occurred. Our own investigation will continue based on multiple new witnesses coming forward revealing what they saw and heard.”
Keep reading to see how Bachelor Nation is reacting to the news...
Original story (6/20/2017 4:45 p.m. ET): We have a double dose of good news for your Tuesday!
Also, the summer spin-off isn’t D.O.A. after all!
However, her co-stars have told a very different story, claiming she was “fully engaged” and lucid at the time.
And it seems the video footage from June 4 — when their “hookup” took place — proves that account.
TMZ is first to report that, upon reviewing the tapes, the finding was that it wasn’t sexual assault.
Not only that, but DeMario’s lawyer met with the legal team at Warner Brothers — the production company — on Monday, and they assured the 30-year-old he’s in the clear.
It should be noted that the footage will never be released to the public, so we will have to go on only this for what actually took place that night.
The real surprise, however, is that filming will continue on Season 4!
Though production has been postponed over a week for this probe, sources say they will all return to the same location in Mexico to finish the season.
It's unclear whether this will be combined with the three days of filming they'd already shot, or if they will start over fresh.
Well, most of them — no decision has been made yet on if Corinne or DeMario will be asked back or choose to accept that invitation.
“We appreciate the swift and complete investigation by Warner Bros. into allegations of misconduct on the set of ‘Bachelor in Paradise,’” an ABC rep said in a statement Tuesday.
“Given their results, the series will resume production, and will air this summer on ABC,” they concluded.
Warner Brothers also released their own statement, which you can read in full below.
With this big news, you better believer Bachelor Nation is sounding off on Twitter. We've got people on the production side, like host Chris Harrison and showrunner Mike Fleiss.
Many of the Season 4 cast members who were sent home in the days after the "misconduct" report — Raven Gates, Kristina Schulman, and others — are celebrating on social media.
Plus, there are the alums like Jade Roper who are happy to see their beloved alma mater continue. Click through to find out what they're saying!
Thank you for your patience, trust and loyalty #BachelorNation and to our entire Bachelor familyChris Harrison (@chrisbharrison) June 20, 2017
See you on the beach!!!Mike Fleiss (@fleissmeister) June 20, 2017
I'm in a glass case of emotion...Derek Peth (@PethDerek) June 20, 2017
Also, dear BIP friends, have a blast enjoying the relationships you will establish, but please be home in time for my baby shower!Jade Tolbert (@jadelizroper) June 20, 2017
So happy for the contestants on BIP because honestly, that would have SUCKED if filming stopped for goodJaclyn Swartz (@JaclynSwartz) June 20, 2017
I wonder if Corrine & DeMario will be back to resume filming? If so, will Corinne come with or without her boyfriend this time?! https://t.co/cWghGJytngDeAnna Stagliano (@DeAnnaPappas) June 20, 2017
In all honesty I'm relieved (for everyone involved) to hear #BIP was cleared and can resume filming!Clare Crawley (@Clare_Crawley) June 20, 2017
I wasn't forced to drink on BIP. In fact, I had one drink on my birthday in all of Bachelor filming and 3 beers in paradise. #bipLucinda Aragon (@lucyaragon) June 20, 2017