Contestant in ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Scandal Seeks Release of Pool Sex Video

Jun 14, 2017  •  Post A Comment

Two conflicting accounts of events have surfaced in the sexual assault scandal surrounding ABC’s “Bachelor in Paradise,” which has suspended production.

TMZ.com reports that DeMario Jackson, the male contestant on the show who is at the center of the scandal, says he has nothing to hide and he wants the video of the incident in the swimming pool to be released. Jackson has been accused of misbehavior involving another contestant on the show, Corinne Olympios.

“Sources close to DeMario tell TMZ … he’s hell-bent on getting a copy of the footage of himself and Corinne ‘rubbing, touching and fingering’ in the pool,” TMZ reports. “We’re told he already had a lawyer contact Warner Bros requesting the tape.”

The report adds: “DeMario believes the video will prove what he’s said all along — Corinne was lucid and he did nothing wrong. If he can’t get a copy, we’re told he wants WB to release it on its own. DeMario also wants them to release a statement clarifying HE isn’t under investigation.”

The report cites sources saying the encounter between Jackson and Olympios appears consensual, but a different version of events has surfaced from Olympios.

People magazine quotes a statement provided by a rep for Olympios in which she says: “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 and a producer on the show has filed a complaint against the production.”

The statement from Olympios adds: “As a woman, this is my worst nightmare and it has now become my reality. … 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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