Bachelor in Paradise contestant hires lawyer, therapist, claims trauma in alleged pool incident
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A "Bachelor in Paradise" contestant says she's a "victim" of undisclosed events that led to production of the reality show being put on hold.
In a statement Wednesday, Corinne Olympios said she has hired an attorney and is seeking therapy to deal with what she called the physical and emotional trauma she experienced on June 4.
According to the New York Daily News, Olympios has hired an attorney that has previously worked for Bill Cosby and Charlie Sheen.
Warner Bros., the company behind ABC's "Bachelor in Paradise," a spin-off of "The Bachelor," suspended production and sent contestants home while it investigates allegations of misconduct on the set in Mexico.
The newspaper reported that a producer for the show questioned whether the woman was able to give consent to another participant on the show while the two were in a swimming pool.
Olympios said she has little memory of what occurred.
Warner Bros. also said it plans appropriate action depending on the outcome.
The studio didn't provide further details and declined comment Wednesday on Olympios' statement.
"Bachelor in Paradise" planned to air its fourth season this summer.