DeMario Jackson's month has been far from Paradise.
The former Bachelor in Paradise and Bachelorette contestant opened up in a three-part interview with E! News about how speculation about an alleged encounter with former Bachelor cast member Corinne Olympios has affected his life.
"It was stressful," he revealed to E!'s Melanie Bromley "It's hard to see your mom cry every single day. It was very difficult."
Season 4 of the Bachelor spin-off came to a temporary halt after allegations of misconduct surfaced.
Warner Bros. announced on June 20 that production of Paradise would resume after an internal investigation into the allegations found no misconduct on set.
"Our internal investigation, conducted with the assistance of an outside law firm, has now been completed," the production company said in a statement. "Out of respect for the privacy interests of those involved, we do not intend to release the videotape of the incident. We can say, however, that the tape does not support any charge of misconduct by a cast member."
Olympios' lawyer Martin Singer responded saying, “It comes as no surprise that Warner Bros., as a result of its own internal investigation, would state that no wrongdoing had occurred. Our own investigation will continue based on multiple new witnesses coming forward revealing what they saw and heard.”
Shortly after news broke that production on the series had ceased, Olympios released a statement in which she identified herself as a "victim," and indicating she would take legal action.
"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," she said in the statement. "As a woman, this is my worst nightmare and it has now become my reality."
While sitting with Bromley, Jackson recalled what he described as "probably the wildest night of my entire life."
Jackson, who was vilified on the current season of The Bachelorette with Rachel Lindsay for not being transparent about his past relationships, said he and Olympios bonded over being portrayed as antagonists on the series.
"Our first real conversation was at the bar and we were hanging out and we kinda were just complimenting each other on being villains," he shared. "We were just kind of laughing. We were like, 'Oh, we're about to dominate Paradise.'"."
Jackson said things progressed, adding, "from that bar scene it got a little hot and heavy. She hopped in my arms. We started making out at the bar."
He said he did not believe she was intoxicated at that point, explaining he believed they had just started partying.
Next, Jackson said Olympios suggested they move things to the pool, where he said they stripped down.
"It's crazy because when you're a man, mostly an African American man, no matter where you're at you always look for things that can help you out," he shared, "and at that moment I made sure that the cameras followed us. It just seemed too perfect in a sense for me and at that point, that's when my Spidey senses got up."
Jackson said in the pool there was "kissing, rubbing, touching" and things intensified because of Olympios' desire.
"Things got wild because it was more of her being the aggressor, which was sexy," he said.
Jackson added that Olympios approached him for oral sex.
The next day Jackson said he received no indication that anything was wrong, explaining they had breakfast together.
"She wasn't mad," he said. "We were hanging out. Actually, I offered her a shot, but she said that the production had cut her off from drinking for the day."
Days later, Jackson said he was informed by a producer that there was a problem who advised him to "bow out" as things would take a turn for the worst if he didn't leave that night.
Jackson's interview resumes Tuesday on E!.
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