The investigation has concluded and it’s been determined that there was no misconduct on the set of Bachelor in Paradise.
“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. 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. Production on this season of Bachelor in Paradise will be resuming, and we plan to implement certain changes to the show’s policies and procedures to enhance and further ensure the safety and security of all participants.”
This may seem like a victory for cast member DeMario Jackson, but we all know, unfortunately, it isn’t.
DeMario and his BiP castmate Corinne Olympios were the subject of misconduct allegations when one of the show’s producers suggested that Corinne was too drunk to give consent during an intimate moment with Jackson. Immediately, Corinne became the self-labeled “victim” and DeMario was vilified in the court of public opinion.
Corinne continued to ride the victim train, while never actually accusing DeMario of misdeeds, but Jackson instead had to hire an attorney and vowed to clear his name:
“It’s unfortunate that my character and family name has been assassinated this past week with false claims and malicious allegations. I will be taking swift and appropriate legal action until my name is cleared and, per the advice of legal counsel, will be seeking all available remedies entitled to me under the laws.”
Now, here we are with proof that DeMario did nothing wrong, and yet there will be those who still see him as a villain. His reputation is probably ruined and this could quite possibly follow him his entire life. Meanwhile, Olympios will probably be back at the “Bachelor” pad hooking up with someone else.
Good luck, DeMario. We’re wishing you the best!