Corinne Olympios Slams DeMario Jackson’s Comments About the ‘BIP’ Footage
Monday’s Bachelorette 2017 After the Final Rose showed the season’s newest promo, featuring some of the footage from the incident and allegations that led to production being halted — which were later found to have no merit.
The small amount of screentime this gets in the trailer was what DeMario was hoping for, though Corinne, on the other hand, is not as happy.
In this new sneak peek, viewers witnessed the pair flirting in the pool. Suddenly, producers are telling camera men to cut rolling and put the equipment down.
One castmate notes, “The whole cast is just shocked and confused. Are Corinne and DeMario okay?”
“All we know is that we aren’t filming, so what the f—k is happening?” they add.
That alone was enough to appease DeMario, who had been waiting for this footage to confirm his story that he’d done nothing wrong.
“I'm glad footage of that day is being shown. I've always stuck to my truth and said, 'roll the tape,’” the 30-year-old told ETOnline.com this week.
He continued, “This is a victory for all men who have been falsely accused.”
In a new statement, the Miami gal is firing back at her castmates’ comments, calling them "false and misleading."
The 26-year-old also claims, via her representative, that this “footage” only shows the previous interaction, rather than the actual incident.
“As DeMario is well aware, the footage that was in the promo was not of the encounter that caused production to be shut down,” her rep maintains to Us Weekly.
“The encounter that caused production to be shut down took place much later in the day, and it was in a hot tub, not a pool.”
That’s not the only claim she’s shooting down.
“Corinne has never leveled any accusations at DeMario,” the statement concludes.
Clearly, there are still some unresolved issues between the two parties — ones we’d hoped would be partially addressed during their sit-down interview with Chris Harrison.
Unfortunately, it sounds like that won’t be happening.
The interviews are said to have taped on Saturday, but we’re now hearing Corinne and DeMario didn’t see or speak to one another that day.
Still, the Cali-based recruiter is hoping to speak to his former co-star if the opportunity comes about. He also claims he’s not holding any grudges.
As for the tape of the actual pool encounter that lead to accusations of “misconduct,” the production company, Warner Brothers, has confirmed it won’t air for the public.
Guess we’re stuck trying to determine the truth amid all of the conflicting reports!
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