"[I felt] like the media was trying to paint me a certain way and everyone thought they knew what happened," Corinne told Us Weekly. "It's going to be really great finally being able to tell my side of things, through my eyes."
"I've had many different experiences with The Bachelor. All positive, all good. There was a setback, but everything really just comes from me and how I'm feeling," Corinne, who competed on Nick Viall's season of The Bachelor before appearing on Paradise, told Us.
While Warner Bros. was conducting an investigation into the events that transpired at Playa Escondida in Mexico, Corinne called herself a traumatized "victim" who had blacked out at the time of the incident through a press statement, which prompted speculation DeMario had sexually assaulted Corinne when she was too intoxicated to provide consent.
DeMario, however, argued at the time his character was being "assassinated" with "false claims and malicious allegations," and he was desperate for ABC to show the tape of their hookup to prove his innocence.
"[I've been doing] a lot of yoga, a lot of therapy, just family time," Corinne said when asked how she's dealt with months of rumors, accusations and even slut-shaming.
The blonde beauty from Miami, FL, also added that her family was her biggest support system because they're "really close."
When news of the scandal circulated in the press, many bachelors and bachelorettes from the series -- including Corinne's good friends Raven Gates and Jasmine Goode -- defended DeMario, saying that Corinne was absolutely not a victim and, as an adult who parties hard and tends to behave wildly, should be held accountable for her own actions.
"I'm really close with everybody. Obviously, everybody had their own opinions on things and everyone was just waiting for things to unfold. Thankfully, everything's good with all my friends," Corinne revealed. "I have no problem with Bachelor Nation. I love Bachelor Nation. I am Bachelor Nation."
Going forward, Corinne told the magazine she is just going to try to be the best version of herself.
"I always try to just [be] the best I can be, the best Corinne I can be, I guess. And I really just follow my heart. I don't really let anything else get in the way," she said.