Corinne Olympios spoke to "Good Morning America" Tuesday about the infamous "Bachelor in Paradise" scandal that shut down production earlier this summer, but she didn't say much that provided any more insight into the incident.
The most interesting moment was the former "Bachelor" contestant blaming the media for victimizing her, although her original statement on the what went down with co-star DeMario Jackson suggested she felt she was a victim of "something bad" on set.
When asked to clarify her original statement, which lead with "I am a victim," Olympios diverted blame from Jackson or "BiP" producers to the media.
"I am a victim of just being blown into the media and you know having people make these crazy assumptions and judgements about what happened that day," she said in the interview (above). "I was really a victim of the media. All the sudden people became an expert on the situation on what happened, and it’s like, I’m still trying to figure out exactly what happened. It was just horrible to deal with."
Here's her original statement:
"I am a victim and have spent the last week trying to make sense of what happened on June 4. Something bad obviously took place, which I understand is why production on the show has now been suspended and a producer on the show has filed a complaint against the production."
She went on to say she has no hard feelings against Jackson or "BiP" producers. And with Warner Bros. internal investigation concluding "the tape does not support any charge of misconduct by a cast member" or that "the safety of any cast member was ever in jeopardy," we're more confused than ever exactly what happened and why it was so troubling to producers.
But with Olympios spending a portion of the "GMA" interview explaining she blacked out after mixing alcohol and an unnamed medication, perhaps it was just her level of intoxication that troubled producers.
"I did drink too much, I definitely understand that, but I was also on a medication that severely blacks you out and impairs your judgement and messes with your balance, but I didn’t know you were supposed to not drink on," she said. "It just caused a horrible, horrible blackout. It was like I went under anesthesia and then just like woke up."
Olympios will talk more about the incident with Chris Harrison on tonight's "Bachelor in Paradise" episode, which airs at 8/7c on ABC.
TooFab interviewed "Bachelor in Paradise" stars Daniel Maguire and Vinny Ventiera in our studio earlier this month after the first episode of the show aired, and Maguire had a bone to pick with Olympios.
"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. "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."
Ventiera said Olympios' and Jackson's behavior after whatever went down in the pool didn't suggest that anything serious had happened.
"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 told TooFab. "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."