DeMario Jackson's Statement About The 'Bachelor In Paradise' Allegations Reveals He's Taking Legal Action — UPDATE


There's yet another update regarding the Bachelor in Paradise allegations: contestant DeMario Jackson released a statement about Corinne Olympios' allegations exclusively to E! News. He says that he is taking legal action until his "name is cleared." The statement reads:

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

Warner Bros.' statement to Bustle read,

Update #2: On Tuesday, Corinne Olympios' lawyer Martin Singer released a statement to Bustle that read,

Earlier: Earlier this week, it was announced that production on Bachelor In Paradise Season 4 had been suspended following "misconduct" on set. At the time, Warner Bros. released a statement to Bustle,

The aforementioned misconduct is tied to an alleged sexual encounter between Jackson and a female contestant, which reports later revealed was Corinne Olympios. According to reports circulating, the interaction between the two may not have been consensual, given that Olympios claims she was unable to consent due to excessive intoxication.

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In response to the allegations, Olympios' rep released the following statement to Bustle on her behalf on Wednesday,

While it's unclear what will happen from here, it sounds like both sides are taking the matter seriously and taking legal action. As fans wait to find out what happens next, it's best to not jump to conclusions or play the blame game.