DeMario Jackson Allegedly Wants The 'Bachelor In Paradise' Footage Released — UPDATE

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The popular ABC reality series Bachelor in Paradise suspended filming on Sunday after allegations of misconduct. Warner Bros., the production company behind the show, did not share the nature of the allegations, but announced in a statement on Monday that production was halted and a thorough investigation was under way. The studio did not reveal more information, but multiple news sources reported that these allegations involve an incident in which DeMario Jackson allegedly engaged in sexual acts with a female contestant who was allegedly too drunk to consent. TMZ has reported that this female contestant is allegedly Corinne Olympios. According to TMZ, Jackson allegedly wants the footage released and allegedly contacted lawyers to approach Warner Bros. about the matter. TMZ reports that Jackson allegedly believes this would clear his name.

Update: On Wednesday, June 14, Corinne's rep released a statement about the Bachelor In Paradise allegations to Bustle:

“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. 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.”

Update #2: On the evening of Wednesday, June 14, Jackson released a statement about Olympios' allegations to E! News:

"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."

Update #3: On the evening of Wednesday, June 14, Jackson released a statement about Olympios' allegations to E! News:

"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."

Update #4: On June 20, an ABC spokesperson provided the following statement to Bustle:

“We appreciate the swift and complete investigation by Warner Bros. into allegations of misconduct on the set of ‘Bachelor in Paradise.’ Given their results, the series will resume production, and will air this summer on ABC.”

Warner Bros.' statement to Bustle read,

"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.”

Update : On Tuesday, Corinne Olympios' lawyer Martin Singer released a statement to Bustle that read,

“It needs to be made crystal clear that production of 'Bachelor in Paradise' was shut down because of multiple complaints received from 'BIP' producers and crew members on the set. It was not shut down due to any complaint filed by Corinne against anyone. It comes as no surprise that Warner Bros., as a result of its own internal Investigation, would state that no wrong doing had occurred. Our own investigation will continue based on multiple new witnesses coming forward revealing what they saw and heard.”

Earlier: Bustle has reached out to Jackson and Olympios for comment on the latest report. Warner Bros. had no further comment beyond its original statement:

"We have become aware of allegations of misconduct on the set of Bachelor in Paradise in Mexico. We have suspended production and we are conducting a thorough investigation of these allegations. Once the investigation is complete, we will take appropriate responsive action.”

The report that Jackson allegedly wants the footage to be made public comes after video was released of him being asked about the situation. TMZ approached Jackson in West Hollywood on Tuesday and asked about the situation and he replied "no comment" to most questions. Jackson was also asked if he was upset by reports claiming Olympios allegedly says she couldn't give consent, and he replied "No, no, I'm all good." The reality star also indicated that he wasn't upset with Olympios.

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On Monday, TMZ alleged that sources close to Olympios claimed she was too drunk to remember the alleged incident. She also allegedly said that she doesn't put all the blame on Jackson, who was also allegedly intoxicated, and is allegedly upset with the producers for not stepping in.