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Corinne Olympios, DeMario Jackson: A Tale Of “Bachelor,” “Bachelorette” Tapes?

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Corinne Olympios DeMario Jackson

By Michael Lewittes |

Corinne Olympios DeMario Jackson

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Will Corinne Olympios’s past behavior during TV appearances hurt her claim that she was too drunk to give consent to the sexual activity that allegedly took place during the filming of “Bachelor In Paradise” on June 4 at the Playa Escondida Resort in Mexico? At present, no lawsuits have been filed, though both Olympios and DeMario Jackson have alluded to taking legal action. Should the he said-she said case goes to court, how will Olympios’ actions on last season’s “The Bachelor” and Jackson’s brief stint on the current “The Bachelorette” help or hinder them?

As Gossip Cop reported, it appears Olympios, who hired high-powered L.A. attorney Marty Singer, is gearing up for a lawsuit. She’s already said in a statement furnished to Gossip Cop, “I am a victim.” She also noted she has “little memory of that night” because she had been drinking, and is now looking to “obtain justice” while dealing with the “physical and emotional trauma” from that evening.

Jackson, who is looking to protect himself legally, has denied any wrongdoing. He maintains that while they were both drinking, Olympios was sober and coherent enough to be a willing and even active participant during their sexual encounter in a pool that resulted in the show’s production being shut down. Jackson has publicly stated he’s set to take “legal action” to counter “false claims and malicious allegations” that have resulted in his name being “assassinated.”

We are not here to adjudicate nor admonish either of the participants. We’re simply recounting both Olympios and Jackson’s respective actions on “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette,” since their appearances could be germane to potential litigation. For her part, Olympios was portrayed as a sexually-aggressive person when she appeared on “The Bachelor” with Nick Viall, while Jackson was presented as a two-timing liar on “The Bachelorette.”

As Gossip Cop reported in January, Olmypios made an impression during the season premiere of “The Bachelor” with Viall when she stole him away from the other women and right away made out with him. But that was hardly the last time she was overtly sexual on that season. On the very next episode, Olympios shocked the other women vying for Viall’s heart by taking off her top while in a pool with him.

The sexual aggressiveness continued in the third episode when Olympios took Viall outside the mansion, dressed only in a trench coat, and had the bachelor lick whip cream off her bare breasts. In the same episode Olympios got drunk. In fact, she was so intoxicated, that she passed out on her bed and completely missed the rose ceremony. That could indicate to a judge or jury that she has a history of drunkenness that affects her capabilities.

In the next episode, a number of other women warned Viall that they were turned off by Olympios’ sexual behavior. There’s even footage, after Olympios straddled him in a bouncy house, that showed Vanessa Grimaldi, who later got engaged to Viall at the end of the season, telling the bachelor that he needed to figure whether he wanted “a wife or someone to f**k around with.”

Then, of course, was the infamous episode in the Bahamas during which Olympios went to Viall’s hotel room with the intent to sleep with him. As widely reported, she said before heading to his room, “My heart is gold, but my ‘vagine’ is platinum.” While they drank champagne, Olympios said they should go behind closed doors into his bedroom. Ultimately, Viall felt it was a bad idea to sleep with Olympios, and sent her back to her room. Not long afterwards, she was eliminated from the show.

Meanwhile, Jackson gained notoriety just three weeks ago when, during the premiere of “The Bachelorette” with Rachel Lindsay, several of her friends from last season’s “The Bachelor,” including Olympios, met with her and warned her that they had heard one of the suitors had a girlfriend back home. By week two of the series, Jackson was fully caught lying about his girlfriend and later kicked off the show. As Gossip Cop reported two weeks ago, after a group date that pitted 10 men against each other in a basketball game, a woman named Lexi approached Lindsay and informed her that she was Jackson’s girlfriend. A ticked-off Lexi told the bachelorette that she and the executive recruiter from L.A. “never broke up,” and “he literally still has the keys to my apartment.”

Lindsay then went into the men’s locker room and asked Jackson to join her again on the court, where his first response to seeing Lexi was, “Who’s this?” And while Jackson asked that the cameras be turned off during the showdown between him, Lindsay and Lexi, the encounter was entirely filmed. After it was crystal clear that Jackson was lying about having a girlfriend, the bachelorette yelled, “I’m not here to be played,” and “I need you to get the f**k out. I can’t even look at you right now.” Jackson went back to the mansion after being thrown off the show to plead his case and apologize, but Lindsay was unswayed, noting she couldn’t be with a man who lied to her.

Arguably, if Jackson thought he had crossed a line with Olympios, he might have asked, like he did with Lindsay, to have the cameras stop rolling. Or perhaps he and Olympios were so drunk or in the moment that Jackson didn’t even think about being filmed. These and many other issues may or may not be presented in court. But should the incident that took place in Mexico turn into a legal case, it’s likely jurors will have to watch tapes of Jackson and Olympios’ appearances on “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette,” and the aborted season of “Bachelor In Paradise,” and take their characters into consideration. Gossip Cop will continue to monitor any new developments.

 


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