‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Investigation: DeMario Jackson Cleared of Misconduct Allegations
DeMario Jackson can finally breathe a sigh of relief.
The investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct on the set of Bachelor in Paradise just concluded, clearing the reality star of accusations that he had sexually assaulted an intoxicated Corinne Olympios in a swimming pool at a Mexico resort.
“As we previously stated, we recently became aware of allegations regarding an incident on the set of Bachelor in Paradise in Mexico. We take all such allegations seriously,” a statement from Warner Bros. read. “The safety, security and well-being of the cast and crew is our number one concern, and we suspended filming so that the allegations could be investigated immediately and thoroughly. Our internal investigation, conducted with the assistance of an outside law firm, has now been completed. Out of respect for the privacy interests of those involved, we do not intend to release the videotape of the incident. We can say, however, that the tape does not support any charge of misconduct by a cast member. Nor does the tape show, contrary to many press reports, that the safety of any cast member was ever in jeopardy.”
The statement added production of the fourth season will resume shortly as production execs “plan to implement certain changes to the show’s policies and procedures to enhance and further ensure the safety and security of all participants.”
ABC will also stick with its plan to air the series this summer.
As previously reported, production on the dating show was halted indefinitely after a field producer filed a complaint claiming Corinne was too drunk to consent DeMario when the two allegedly engaged in sexual activities in front of cameras. Though DeMario denied any wrong-doing, Corinne lawyered up and claimed she suffered “physical and emotional trauma” from the encounter.
“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 and a producer on the show has filed a complaint against the production,” she said in a statement. “As a woman, this is my worst nightmare and it has now become my reality.”