BiP’s DeMario Jackson ‘Made Sure Cameras Followed’ Him & Corinne Olympios — and Claims She Was the ‘Aggressor’ – PEOPLE.com
DeMario Jackson is telling all about encounter between him and Corinne Olympios that caused Bachelor in Paradise production to be shut down two weeks ago.
“That night was probably the wildest night of my entire life,” Jackson, 30, said in an interview with E! News on Monday. “Like we went for it.”
The reality star found himself at the center of a scandal after two producers voiced their concerns about a sexual encounter between him and Olympios, 25. Production on season 4 was subsequently halted, sparking a flurry of accusations and speculation regarding the incident — but on June 20, Warner Bros. announced the investigation had concluded and the show was set to resume filming.
Since news of the incident first broke, Jackson said that some of the reports that he’s read “were just so nasty. I feel like the human race failed the hell out of me.”
Reflecting on the first time that he met Olympios on set, Jackson said their “first real conversation was at the bar. We were hanging out and we kind of were just complimenting each other on being villains.” According to Jackson, the duo was “laughing” and told one another at their first meeting that they were “going to dominate Paradise.”
“We started having a little bit more fun. Started having a few drinks. From that bar scene it got a little bit hot and heavy. She jumped in my arms, we started making out at the bar,” explained Jackson, who complimented Olympios as a “great kisser.”
At that moment, Jackson claimed that Olympios’ legs were wrapped around him — and he was “down for it.” (A spokesperson for Olympios had no comment, and a rep for WB did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.)
“I don’t think any single man — some married ones — would turn down Corinne,” Jackson told the outlet. “She’s a beautiful woman.”
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According to the former Bachelorette contestant, at that moment, Olympios did not appear to be drunk, and the whole group was “talking and mingling” before she suggested that the pair go to the pool. But before they departed the rest of the contestants, Jackson said he made sure that cameras followed him and Olympios.
“When you’re a man, mostly African-American man, no matter where you’re at, you always look for things that can help you out. And at that moment, I made sure that the cameras followed us,” Jackson said. “It just seemed too perfect in a sense for me. At that point, that’s when my spidey senses got up.”
Jackson explained that he and Olympios were then in the pool “kissing,” “rubbing” and “touching,” and added that nothing was “too sexual yet.”
But then, “things got wild because it was more of like her being like the aggressor, which was like sexy because you have like a very attractive girl who’s like telling you like what she wants, it’s like a very like, ‘Wow, okay. This is hot. I like it,’ ” he explained. Jackson said he then proceeded to sit on the edge of the pool before Olympios got up and put “her lady parts like right on my face.”
At that point, the former BiP contestant maintained that he still didn’t believe Olympios was drunk: “I don’t even know sober girls that can do what she did.”