DeMario Jackson, who is the subject of controversy in Bachelor in Paradise's shocking scandal, was spotted for the first time in Los Angeles after filming of the fourth season was suspended for an alleged sexual misconduct. When asked about what went down in Mexico, Jackson had "no comment" though he did speak of fellow BIP cast member Corinne Olympios, who was also reportedly involved in the scandal.
"I have nothing to say. You know, Corinne's an awesome girl and that's all I have to say," he said in a video to Entertainment Tonight
Jackson, who first competed for Rachel Lindsay on The Bachelorette season 13, also delivered a message to fans of the show. "Love you all, thank you for the support," he added.
Production for the fourth season of Bachelor in Paradise was halted following an incident of sexual misconduct reportedly took place on the set. Though Warner Bros. and host Chris Harrison have already released a statement regarding the suspension of filming, other details have been left out including the names of the people involved. However, multiple sources have already leaked that Jackson and Olympios are the two contestants in question. Both notorious "villains" got drunk and got hot and heavy by the pool, prompting a third party to file a complaint against production for misconduct over the incident she witnessed between Jackson and Olympios. There are also reports suggesting that Olympios blacked out during the hook up and doesn't remember anything, prompting the former Bachelor contestant to lawyer up.
Meanwhile, a source close to Jackson told ET that he's confident he'll be vindicated by show footage.
"He's definitely said a few times that based on his conversations with other cast mates who were there that they never felt like it was to the level it's being portrayed," the source said. "DeMario feels the footage [from the show] will back up his side."
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