‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Contestant DeMario Jackson Says He Lost His Job Amid Scandal

“I feel like the truth will be able to come out in those videos,” Jackson says

Last Updated: June 15, 2017 @ 1:06 PM

“Bachelor in Paradise” Season 4 participant DeMario Jackson told “Inside Edition” that he lost his job after production on the ABC dating show was recently shut down amid allegations of sexual assault.

Jackson, who had been working as an executive recruiter, said he is hopeful that “Paradise” footage from its shoot in Mexico will help clear his name.

“My character has been assassinated, my family name has been drug through the mud,” Jackson said on Thursday’s episode of the newsmagazine. “The only thing I want is the truth to come out. I feel like the truth will be able to come out in those videos.”

The “Bachelorette” Season 13 alum said he does not blame “Paradise” co-star Corinne Olympios for the loss of his job.

“I don’t blame anyone right now,” Jackson said. “All I want is the tapes.”

He said in a statement issued on Wednesday, “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.”

Earlier that day, Olympios announced that she had hired top Hollywood litigator Marty Singer to represent her. “I am a victim and have spent the last week trying to make sense of what happened on June 4,” she said in a statement. She referred to the situation as her “worst nightmare.”

Warner Bros., the studio behind the “Bachelor” franchise, said Sunday it halted production on the popular ABC reality show following “allegations of misconduct,” and that an investigation is underway. It appeared to involve questions about whether a sexual encounter occurred between two cast members, and whether the female contestant was too inebriated to give consent.

“Paradise” had been slated to premiere on Aug. 8. No decision has yet been made about the future of the show.

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