"Bachelor in Paradise" stars Daniel Maguire and Vinny Ventiera told TooFab they were just as confused when they heard Corinne Olympios tell Chris Harrison that she is appearing on the show as a single woman.
"I just watched the episode right before coming here and first thing she said to Harrison, 'No, I don't have a boyfriend.' So I mean you're a lying sack of, you know," Maguire said Thursday in TooFab's studio. "Then you're lying, you have a boyfriend, you're on TV. I mean, what’s going on here? I won't even comment because it's not going to be good."
The ABC dating franchise abruptly shut down production just a few days into shooting Season 4 this past June over allegations of “sexual misconduct” between Olympios and "Bachelorette" contestant DeMario Jackson.
"There was never a situation where Corinne or DeMario said like, 'I don't like what happened last night. Let's cause this big issue.' It was like a third party person that saw what was going on and they were the person who you know, drew the red flag," Ventiera said. "But you could see DeMario last night talking about how he really wanted to get to know her and talk to her, and I didn't see anything that was wrong."
According to Ventiera, the whole thing happened really fast. He said the cast was just hanging after a long day of filming when an executive producer came out of nowhere and demanded the cameras to be turned off immediately, without giving anyone an explanation.
"They didn't tell us really too much right away. They just said, 'There was an incident that we have to kind of look into and we're going to not be filming for a couple of days. We don't know if it's going to be two days or five days, but you guys are going to have to chill here,'" Ventiera said. "It honestly sucked because. ... 20 of us put our lives on hold and the staff. There's probably about 300 people a day that is there and puts their life on hold and it's someone's job so to not know your outcome of that is kind of crappy, but it was boring just kind of sitting around doing nothing. It gets boring quick."
Maguire on the other hand knew something was wrong when he received a phone call from a producer telling him to cancel his flight to "Paradise" the next morning. The bachelor did not receive any details either.
"I was obviously kind of pissed and surprised, but I was just happy that it wasn't me and it was everybody else," Maguire said. "I didn’t want 'Paradise' to continue on without me."
TooFab also previously spoke with former "Bachelorette" and avid watcher of the franchise, Ali Fedotowsky, who thinks Olympios made the right decision to not return for the rest of the season.
"I don't think Corinne should [return to the show]," Fedotowsky said. "I don't think she should because based on the statements, it seems like she feels there could have been some wrongdoing, so I think she needs to figure that out."
See what else Fedotowsky had to say about the scandal that almost ruined an entire season of "Bachelor in Paradise."