DeMario Jackson‘s life was flipped upside down earlier this month when he found himself in the middle of a sexual misconduct scandal stemming from events that a producer stated occurred between him and Corinne Olympios on the set of Bachelor in Paradise Season 4.
Warner Bros. launched its own investigation into what happened and last week revealed that no evidence of misconduct was found. The announcement essentially cleared DeMario of any wrongdoing, and for the first time, he is talking about how the scandal affected him and his family.
In a sit-down interview with E! News (which will air in three parts, starting Monday night), DeMario revealed how deeply hurt his mother was by the accusations of sexual misconduct made against him.
“It was stressful for me but mostly for my mother. It’s hard to see your mom cry every single day. It was very difficult [for] my grandmother and my aunts,” DeMario said.
“My dad, he kept me extremely strong and kept me grounded and humbled but…having your mom cry every single day for something that you know you didn’t do…” he added.
Corinne has yet to do any on-camera interviews regarding the ‘BIP’ scandal; however, her lawyer announced last week that he and the rest of her team are continuing with their own investigation into what happened, despite Warner Bros.’ announcement that no misconduct took place.
“It comes as no surprise that Warner Bros., as a result of its own internal investigation, would state that no wrongdoing had occurred,” Corinne’s lawyer, Marty Singer stated. “Our own investigation will continue based on multiple new witnesses coming forward revealing what they saw and heard.”
‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Season 4 has resumed filming but DeMario and Corinne will not be part of the revised season’s cast.
Before this sit-down interview, DeMario had only released one statement regarding the scandal.
“It’s unfortunate that my character and family name has been assassinated this past week with false claims and malicious allegations,” he said last week. “I will be taking swift and appropriate legal action until my name is cleared and, per the advice of legal counsel, will be seeking all available remedies entitled to me under the laws.”
Watch a clip of DeMario’s emotional interview below:
Here, DeMario describes his version of events on the night he hooked up with Corinne.