DeMario Jackson exclusively sat down with E! News for what turned out to be an intense interview about what happened that night on the set of Bachelor in Paradise with Corinne Olympios—the night that resulted in production being shut down amid claims of possible sexual misconduct.
Over the course of our two-hour interview, DeMario went into explicit detail about the salacious events that unfolded in the swimming pool and his ongoing struggle to put the pieces of his life back together. In between the tears there was confusion and sadness, and yet he remained hopeful that, ultimately, his name will be cleared.
Here is DeMario's play-by-play of what really went down in Paradise and how it felt to be at the center of the sex scandal that rocked one of the biggest reality TV franchises in the world: