'Bachelor in Paradise' Star in Hiding, Claims He Lost His Job Over Sexual Misconduct Allegation
DeMario Jackson says his character "has been assassinated."
DeMario Jackson, the man at the center of the Bachelor in Paradise scandal, is denying allegations he sexually assaulted fellow cast member Corinne Olympios, adding that they have already cost him his job.
“My character has been assassinated, my family name has been drug through the mud,” Jackson told Inside Edition. “The only thing I want is for the truth to come out. I feel like the truth will be able to come out in those videos.”
Inside Edition’s Jim Moret then asked: “So, you want those videotapes to come out?”
“Yes, sir,” Jackson replied.
The controversy has followed Jackson to his Southern California home. He's currently hiding out at a relative's house, where Inside Edition caught up with him.
Jackson said the allegations led to his firing as an executive recruiter.
When asked whether he blames Olympios for what has happened, he added: “I don't blame anyone right now, all I want [are] the tapes.”
Jackson replied with "no comment," when asked by Moret what he wished to say to the show's producers, but maintained that he wants privacy for his family, as well as the Olympios' family.
The reality show is known for frequent hook-ups between contestants and free flowing liquor. Production at the Mexican resort was shut down after a producer complained of inappropriate conduct. An investigation is ongoing.
“I am a victim," Olympios said in a statement earlier this week. "Although I have little memory of that night, something bad obviously took place. As a woman, this is my worst nightmare and it has now become my reality.”
The fate of the reality show remains in limbo following the halt in production.
“We have become aware of allegations of misconduct on the set of Bachelor in Paradise in Mexico," Warner Bros., which produces the ABC show, told Inside Edition in a statement. "We have suspended production and we are conducting a thorough investigation of these allegations.
"Once the investigation is complete, we will take appropriate responsive action.”
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