It’s been almost a week since Warner Bro. announced that there was no evidence of misconduct found in an internal investigation, and ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ DeMario Jackson is finally talking about the stressful ordeal.
During an interview with E! News, Jackson, 30, says “It was stressful – for me, mostly for my mother.”
Jackson found himself in the middle of a scandal when a couple producers expressed concern involving a sexual encounter between the reality star and contestant Corinne Olympios. Filming for season 4 of the hit reality series was temporarily halted so Warner Bros. could conduct an investigation, which only brought about more accusations and speculation. A week later, it was announced that no wrong doing was found and the show was ready to start filming again.
Even though no charges were filed, Jackson says the incident took an emotional toll on his family.
“It’s hard to see your mom cry every single day,” he says. “It was very difficult.”
“My dad, he kept me extremely strong and kept me grounded and humble,” he adds. “But having your mom cry every day for something that you know you didn’t do…”
Since announcing that filming for season 4 would resume, several contestants are preparing to return to Mexico. However, it seems that Olympios and Jackson will not be returning this season.
In a statement released by Warner Bros. last week, the production company “does not intend to release the videotape of the incident,” but will “plan to implement certain changes to the show’s policies and procedures to enhance and further ensure the safety and security of all participants.”
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