DeMario Jackson gave a detailed account of what happened between him and Corinne Olympios during the filming of Bachelor In Paradise earlier this month. In the former Bachelorette contestant’s first sit-down interview since the show’s production was suspended and Warner Bros launched an investigation into a sexual encounter between him and Corinne, the 30-year-old executive recruiter gave his account of the series of events that placed him at the center of the Bachelor franchise’s first sex scandal.
"Our first real conversation was at the bar," he told E! News. "[We] were just complimenting each other on being villains. I was like, 'Look, I've accepted this role.[We] were kind of just laughing, like, 'Oh, we're about to dominate 'Paradise'! Like homie stuff, like really, really like friends." Then DeMario says things started to get “hot and heavy” between the two, and they began to make out at the bar.
"She's like, 'Let's go to the pool, let's go hang out,'" he recalled. "It's crazy because when you're a man—mostly African American men—no matter where you're at, you always look for things that can help you out. And at that moment, I made sure the cameras followed us. It just seemed too perfect in a sense for me, and at the point, that's when my spidey senses got up."
[We were] kissing, rubbing, touching. It's nothing too sexual yet," he continued. "Things got wild because it was more her being the aggressor, which was sexy...When you have a very attractive girl telling you what she wants, it's like a very, like, 'Wow, OK! This is hot. This is very...I like it.'"
DeMario then recalled that after taking off their bathing suits they got in the pool and Corinne sexually advanced toward him. "I get out of the pool, and I have my legs in the pool, and I'm just hanging out...This is when she gets up out of the pool and puts her lady parts right on my face,” he revealed.
When asked if he believed Corinne was drunk during the incident DeMario said no. "I don’t even know sober girls that can do what she did," he added.
Following their wild night, the Bachelorette star said he woke up and Corinne was one of the first people he saw. "We're talking, and I gave her a hug," he said. "We all went up and got breakfast together."
"She wasn't mad," he continued. “We were hanging out. Actually, I offered her a shot, and she said that the production had cut her off from drinking for the day."
As OK! readers know, ABC suspended production of the dating show, after producers filed “allegations of misconduct,” in response to Corinne and DeMario’s hot and heavy pool sesh, as they alleged Corinne was unable to consent to the sexual encounter due to her level of intoxication. However, after a near 10-day internal investigation, Warner Bros. concluded that there was no evidence of misconduct.
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