Corinne Olympios’ camp is not giving up on proving the reality show contestant’s claim against DeMario Jackson. The complainant’s lawyer has revealed that they will continue the investigation even though Warner Bros. has already scrapped the issue after finding no misconduct occurred during the filming of the series.
On Tuesday, Olympios’ lawyer Marty Singer issued a statement to Us Weekly saying that they will continue investigating the sexual assault claim on their own. Singer also cited that it was not just his client’s complaint that actually caused the production of the show to be suspended, but there had actually been multiple complaints on the set.
“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,” Singer said in a statement. “It comes as no surprise that Warner Bros., as a result of its own internal investigation, would state that no wrong doing had occurred.”
Singer also pointed out in the statement that they will move forward with their own investigation with the help of the new witnesses that have reached out to them and exposed what they “saw and heard” during the filming of the series on its set in Mexico.
Singer’s statement comes after Warner Bros. revealed the result of its internal investigation with help from an outside law firm. In the official statement, the major Hollywood company indicated that they will not be releasing the footage of the alleged scandal.
“Out of respect for the privacy interests of those involved, we do not intend to release the videotape of the incident. We can say, however, that the tape does not support any charge of misconduct by a cast member,” Warner Bros. stated. “Nor does the tape show, contrary to many press reports, that the safety of the cast member was ever in jeopardy.”
Following the announcement, an ABC spokesperson confirmed that “Bachelor in Paradise” will surely return this summer for its fourth run. The series is set to resume production soon, but it remains unclear if Olympios is willing to participate henceforth. What’s known for now is that Jackson, who was fired from his job in the wake of the scandal, has been asked to return and re-join the cast, which includes Robby Hayes, Vinny Ventiera, Amanda Stanton and many others.