DeMario Jackson Gives a Detailed Account of His Version of What Happened With Corinne

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DeMario Jackson is finally telling his side of the story. After being cleared of charges for sexual misconduct against Corinne Olympios on the set of Bachelor in Paradise, DeMario opened up about his version of events from that night.


Earlier this month, production was temporarily shut down in Mexico, after allegations of sexual misconduct arose following an encounter between DeMario and Corinne in the pool. After a brief investigation and review of the tapes (it is a reality show, after all -- you knew there would be tapes), Warner Bros. claimed that no abuse had taken place, and filming has resumed -- sans DeMario or Corinne.

However, Corinne's legal team insists that she was a victim, being too intoxicated to consent, and have vowed to continue their own investigation into the matter. Sources told TMZ that DeMario was "blindsided and confused" by Corinne's victimization claim, and now he's speaking out on what he remembers happening that night.

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He laid it all out in an interview with E! News, saying, "That night was probably the wildest night of my entire life ... Like we went for it." But first, they got to know each other at the bar, laughing about how they had been villains, and promising one another that they'd "dominate Paradise."

DeMario said that when things got hot and heavy, and she suggested that they move to the pool, he asked the cameras to follow them.  "When you're a man, mostly African-American man, no matter where you're at, you always look for things that can help you out. And at that moment, I made sure that the cameras followed us," Jackson explained. "It just seemed too perfect in a sense for me. At that point, that's when my spidey senses got up."

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Spidey senses or not, that's when things started to get crazy, according to DeMario. They both lost their clothes completely, and she became "the aggressor," by his version of events. He recalled, "Things got wild because it was more of like her being like the aggressor, which was like sexy because you have like a very attractive girl who's like telling you like what she wants, it's like a very like, 'Wow, okay. This is hot. I like it.'"

That's when she supposedly got out of the pool, and with him sitting on the edge, she put "her lady parts like right on my face." He said he had no idea she was drunk at that point. "I don't even know sober girls that can do what she did ... We were already naked at that point. We had been naked like the second we got into the pool."

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Filming apparently continued for two days before Jackson was pulled aside by producers who asked him to politely make his exit. He said one crew member told him, "Here's what I need you to do. I'm going to need you to bow out. Tell Chris and the crew that you love them, that you're thankful -- however, you're not here for the right reasons ... I can't tell you what I know, but it's going to be bad if you don't leave tonight."

We may never know exactly what happened between DeMario and Corinne, as the tapes will not be released for public viewing, and both parties have very different versions of what happened that night. Meanwhile, we're grateful that the Bachelor team has reportedly implemented "certain changes to the show's policies and procedures to enhance and further ensure the safety and security of all participants," according to a statement Warner Bros. gave to People.

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