DeMario Jackson is maintaining his innocence.
As you’ve likely heard by now, Bachelor In Paradise has been indefinitely suspended after an alleged “sexual encounter” occurred between contestants Corinne Olympios and Mr. Jackson — an encounter where the blonde reality TV vet was supposedly too intoxicated to consent.
Unsurprisingly, Miz Olympios has since lawyered up as the fate of BIP still lingers in the air. Despite reports claiming that DeMario had sex with the businesswoman even after she went limp, the Rachel Lindsay castoff is saying footage will prove he’s innocent. Huh.
According to the New York Post, the TV villain and a friend sent the following text messages:
Unnamed Friend: “Jesus- crazy day for you. You holdin’ up okay?”
Jackson: “Shits crazy…I just want the footage. We all know what happened and the tape will prove it. Thanks for the love though.”
Someone’s pretty confident. Of course, this isn’t the first time DeMario’s been painted as an innocent party in this scenario. At the start of the scandal, it was initially reported that a drunken Jackson and Olympios began getting physical in a pool — but things never escalated to penetrative sex because he was too loaded to perform.
Pretty much, this is turning into a he said/she said situation. Here’s hoping the truth comes out sooner rather than later.