DeMario Jackson is ready to return to the The Bachelor franchise after the Bachelor in Paradise scandal. In an video interview with TMZ posted on Sunday, DeMario Jackson said he will appear on The Bachelorette: Men Tell All, and After Paradise, the Bachelor in Paradise reunion show. Rachel Lindsay's former contestant seems to be in good spirits and had nothing but love for the producers and cast members during the TMZ interview in Los Angeles. "For me, I owe it to my castmates," DeMario said in the video. "They've been very supportive of me through this whole entire thing and I want to thank them all personally, face-to-face. Give them all hugs."
He continued: "They've been so helpful. I don't think you guys understand the support that I've had from castmates and producers. I just want to give them all a hug and tell them how much I love them." Bachelor in Paradise Season 4 halted production in Mexico in June after allegations of sexual misconduct between DeMario and former Bachelor contestant Corrine Olympios on set had surfaced. Warner Bros. conducted an investigation, but found no evidence that supported charges of misconduct by a contestant on the show and released the following statement to Bustle.
In the TMZ video, DeMario said he would be open to speaking to Corrine regarding about what happened. "We can talk on camera. We can talk offline," he said in the interview. "Whether it's there [at After Paradise] or in the future, or 10 years from now ... I would love to talk to her. Got nothing but love for her and her family."
The Bachelorette: Men Tell All and Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise will air later this summer.