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DeMario Jackson’s Ex Defends Him, Plus: Her Theory on What Happened on ‘Paradise'

DeMario Jackson’s Ex Defends Him, Plus: Her Theory on What Happened on ‘Paradise'
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“Bachelor in Paradise” contestant DeMario Jackson’s ex-girlfriend Lexi Thexton is defending him while his sex scandal with Corinne Olympios is making headlines.

Last month, Thexton made a surprise appearance on “The Bachelorette" while Jackson was trying to woo Rachel Lindsay on a date. He was sent home on the same episode after Lindsay didn’t buy his excuses for continuing communication with Thexton.

In a new TMZ video, Lexi called DeMario a "30-year-old man-child,” who “loves to drink,” but pointed out, “It doesn’t sound to me like he was a predator.” Watch!

As for her past experiences with DeMario while he was drinking, Lexi revealed, “I never saw him be aggressive or domineering… I don’t think he would take advantage of someone that was almost unconscious and unable to consent.”

“I don’t think he would do something like this — I don’t,” she emphasized.

Lexi also weighed in on what she thinks happened between DeMario and Corinne, saying, "It sounds like the situation got messy and she wanted to cover up for herself."

Earlier this week, Jackson released a statement, saying, "It's unfortunate that my character and family name has been assassinated this past week with false claims and malicious allegations. 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.”

Corinne also spoke out in a statement, saying, "I am a victim and have spent the last week trying to make sense of what happened on June 4. 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... As I pursue the details and facts surrounding that night and the immediate days after, I have retained a group of professionals to ensure that what happened on June 4 comes to light and I can continue my life, including hiring an attorney to obtain justice and seeking therapy to begin dealing with the physical and emotional trauma stemming from that evening.”

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