In his first television interview since the "Bachelor in Paradise" sex scandal, reality star DeMario Jackson opened up on his sexual encounter with Corinne Olympios on the set of the show.
Jackson told E! News in a three-part interview of their meeting gone wrong, "[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.”
"We started having a little bit more fun. Started having a few drinks. From that bar scene, it got a little bit hot and heavy. She jumped in my arms, we started making out at the bar,” DeMario continued about the “wildest night” of his life.
They eventually ended up in the pool, where he claimed that she was the “aggressor.” DeMario explained, "She gets up out of the pool and puts her lady parts in my face. Like, right on my face," he claimed. “I don’t think any single man — some married ones — would turn down Corinne. She’s a beautiful woman.”
He said he does not believe that Corinne was drunk, arguing, "I don’t even know sober girls that can do what she did.”
DeMario also “made sure” that the cameras were following them during their meeting. He said, "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. It just seemed too perfect in a sense for me. At that point, that’s when my Spidey senses got up.”
Jackson also opened up about their conversation after what happened. He said, "We were all talking about how wild the previous day was. She wasn’t mad. We were hanging out. I offered her a shot, but she said that the production had cut her off for drinking for the day.”
Of the aftermath, Jackson said, "The minute you release this black man's face and this white girl's face, before either of us commented on it, I was already a ‘rapist.’” He added, “They were slut-shaming her because of what she did last season with Nick [Viall]. For me, it goes back to the human race. We failed.”
Last week, Warner Bros completed its investigation and concluded there was no sexual assault after allegations of “misconduct." Olympios’ legal team says it will conduct its own investigation.
The rest of DeMario’s interview will air tonight on E!