Corinne Olympios, DeMario Jackson returning for ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ reunion
The “Bachelor in Paradise” star who left the show after debunked allegations that she was sexually assaulted is coming back for the reunion episode — along with the castmate she falsely accused.
Corinne Olympios said in a statement Wednesday that she will return for the special despite her departure from the series after a controversial drunken pool romp with co-star DeMario Jackson.
“I am very happy to be appearing on the Bachelor In Paradise Special,” she said.
Speaking to TMZ, Jackson confirmed this past weekend that he, too, would be returning for the reunion episode.
“I’m doing the ‘Men Tell All’ for The Bachelorette and I’ll be doing Paradise as well,” he explained. “I owe it to my castmates. They’ve been very supportive of me throughout this whole entire thing and I want to thank them all personally, face-to-face — give them all hugs and bro out or sis out, or whatever. They’ve been so helpful.”
In the past Olympios said she was satisfied with her “team” and their investigation of the incident.
“My team and I felt it was very important to be thorough in getting to the bottom of what had occurred,” she said last month.
“My team’s investigation into this matter has now been completed to my satisfaction… while I was invited to return to ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ when production resumed, I respectfully made the decision not to return.”
It was not clear what changed Olympios’ mind about the reunion special.