'The Bachelorette' 2017: DeMario Jackson Breaks Silence On Corinne Olympios Allegations [VIDEO]
DeMario Jackson has spoken out after he was accused of sexually assaulting his ABC The Bachelor in Paradise co-star, Corinne Olympios.
TMZ caught up with the guy who was once fighting for the affection of The Bachelorette star, Rachel Lindsay, on Tuesday. He continued to say, "No comment," when asked about the incident with Olympios, which he allegedly took advantage of her while on the set of The Bachelor in Paradise.
When asked about speculation that Olympios was "lucid" during the alleged activity, Jackson made it clear, "I can't talk about that."
He added, "No, no, I'm all good," when he was asked if he was mad Olympios said she never gave him consent.
He also said he's not concerned about the accusations making him appear to be someone who he is not.
He completely tapped out of the conversation when he was asked if the network ordered him not to say anything at all.
While he added that he has no hard feelings against Olympios, he refused to comment on if he has actually spoken with her or any of his possibly former co-stars.
Olympios shared her thoughts on what possibly happened in a statement.
“Although I have little memory of that night, something bad obviously took place,” she said according to Access Hollywood. “As a woman, this is my worst nightmare and it has now become my reality.”
She has also lawyered up and hired public relations guru, Stan Rosenfeld, whose clientele includes George Clooney, Charlie Sheen, Kelly Ripa, Robert DeNiro and Danny DeVito.
TMZ was the first to report that Jackson was accused of assaulting Olympios. There are conflicting stories of whether she was too intoxicated to know what truly happened. There is footage of the incident, however, production for the show has been put on hold while the investigation continues.