Corinne Olympios says she blacked out during the "Bachelor in Paradise" swimming pool hookup with DeMario Jackson as result of mixing prescription pills and booze.

The reality TV star made the admission during a taped "Bachelor in Paradise" reunion, TMZ reports.


Corinne didn't elaborate on the specific kind of medication she was taking, but was adamant the mixing of the two led to the black out, the report says.

On Aug. 7, ABC released a teaser from that day which seems to show Corinne fully coherent and actually leading DeMario into the pool.


Reports indicated that Corinne and DeMario didn't come face to face during the taped reunion.

Only a week after filming began in Mexico for "Bachelor in Paradise" earlier this summer, the ABC series was suspended upon reports of possible sexual misconduct. Multiple reports claimed that DeMario and Corinne were inebriated and fooled around in a swimming pool, but the production studio was investigating whether she may have been too drunk to consent.

Throughout the whole thing, DeMario has been adamant that he did nothing wrong and said video would vindicate him. On June 20, Warner Bros., who was investigating the incident, agreed with him and cleared him of any wrongdoing.

The ruling went against what Corinne had said in a statement when she called herself a "victim."

"I'm a victim and have spent the last week trying to make sense of what happened on June 4," she said on June 14. "Although I have little memory of that night, 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."


"Bachelor in Paradise" executive producer Martin Hilton told Entertainment Weekly that both Corinne and DeMario had "emotional" interviews at the reunion.

"I think it was unfair equally to both Demario and Corinne in terms of the way they were portrayed [in media reports]. He, as the perpetrator of sexual assault in an unproven, unsubstantiated way was really terrible," he said. "But Corinne also being held up as 'she brought it on herself, she deserved this, she tricked him.'"

The shaming that followed her was "not okay," he said.

"If someone comes to her in 'Paradise' and wants to be sexually open and intimate, that is their prerogative," he added. "It shouldn't have any kind of backlash or any meaning, like she was entrapping someone, anything like that. That's really not fair to her."