In an exclusive interview with E News, Demario Jackson opened up about the infamous sexual encounter with Corinne Olympios that led to the suspension of Bachelor in Paradise. Though Warner Bros has now cleared the production of any misconduct, news that Olympios had been too drunk to consent still circulates.
In the interview, Jackson described the night that led to the scandal. "That night was probably one of the wildest nights of my entire life," he said. "Like, we went for it."
"Our first real conversation was at the bar," said Jackson of meeting Olympios. "We were hanging out. We kind of were just complimenting each other on being villains. I was like, 'Look, I've accepted this role.' We were kind of just laughing, like, 'Oh, we're about to dominate Paradise!' Like homie stuff, like really, really like friends. And then, you know, we started having a little bit more fun...and had a few drinks."
"From the bar scene, it got a little hot and heavy," he admitted. "She got in my arms, and we started making out at the bar." Jackson claimed that Olympios wrapped her legs around him, and continued, "I was like, 'Hell yeah!' You know, I'm down for it. I'm not gonna...I don't think any single man—some married ones—wouldn't turn down Corinne. She's a beautiful woman!"
Olympios and Jackson then made their way over to the pool, at her request, said Jackson. Claiming that his "spidey senses got up," Jackson insisted that the camera crew followed us. "It's crazy because when you're a man—mostly African American man—no matter where you're at, you always look for things that can help you out...It just seemed too perfect in a sense for me."
Things in the pool quickly got heated. "We were kissing, rubbing, touching. It's nothing too sexual yet," he said. "Things got wild because it was more her being the aggressor, which was sexy...When you have a very attractive girl telling you what she wants, it's like a very, like, 'Wow, OK! This is hot. This is very...I like it.'"
"I get out of the pool, and I have my legs in the pool, and I'm just hanging out," Jackson recalled. "This is when she gets up out of the pool and puts her lady parts right on my face," he said. "I don't know if I can say it."
"I don't even know sober girls that can do what she did…" he continued. "Don't get me wrong. that night, we went for it. Like, that night was probably the wildest night of my entire life. Like, we went for it.
In the interview, Jackson also spoke of the impact the scandal has had on his family. "It's hard to see your mom cry every single day… it was very difficult," he said.