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DeMario's Full First 'Bachelor In Paradise' Interview About Corinne Is Here


DeMario Jackson is sharing his side of the Bachelor in Paradise scandal for the first time in a revealing three-part interview with E! News.

On Monday evening, the first part of his interview aired, and DeMario held little back about what he called "probably the wildest night of [his] entire life."

Elite Daily reached out to contestant Corinne Olympios' rep for comment to hear her side, but did not hear back by time of publication.

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DeMario, who was a contestant on Rachel Lindsay's season of The Bachelorette before being sent home after his alleged girlfriend showed up, described what it was like meeting Corinne, the "villain" of Nick Viall's season of The Bachelor.

Jackson told E! News' Melanie Bromley,

He continued,

Jackson went on to describe in detail their sexual encounter in the pool that night.

After news broke that filming had been suspended due to alleged sexual misconduct, Corinne released a statement, in which she said she was too drunk to remember what really happened. She told TMZ,

DeMario addressed her allegations, explaining it was Corinne who was the "aggressor" in the situation.

He said,

He continued,

Addressing the rumors that Corinne had kissed three other guys that night, DeMario said he saw her kiss Derek and that she "slammed him to the ground." He said he heard about the other two but did not personally witness those encounters.

DeMario said the next morning everyone was hungover, but things were super friendly between him and Corinne. Later that night, though, he was apparently approached by a producer who warned him he needed to leave.

DeMario explained,

Last week, Warner Bros. ended its investigation into the incident and released a statement, which read,

ABC also told Elite Daily,

Corinne's lawyer responded to the news with the following statement:

During the interview, DeMario got choked up talking about the emotional toll the scandal took on his family, particularly his mom.

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He previously released a statement, responding to Corinne's claim that she was a "victim":

The rest of his interview will air at 7 p.m. ET tonight on E!.