Bachelor In Paradise star, Corinne Olympios has spoken for the first time since production was halted on the ABC show amid sexual assault claims involving fellow contestant, DeMario Jackson.
In a statement released to Fox News, the 24-year-old reality star who also featured as a contestant on the most recent series of The Bachelor described the alleged incident as her “worst nightmare”.
“I am a victim… Although I have little memory of that night, something bad obviously took place,” she said, as Warner Bros launches an internal investigation into the alleged sexual assault complaint filed by a production worker.
“As a woman, this is my worst nightmare and it has now become my reality.”
The statement comes as Olympios has reportedly hired a legal team to represent her over the alleged assault, which a producer claims took place while cameras rolled on a pool scene involving the two.
Multiple media outlets report Olympios may have been too intoxicated to consent to the alleged sexual activity.
According to TMZ, Jackson is calling for the video footage in question to be released, claiming it will prove his innocence.