On Sunday, production on Bachelor in Paradise was shut down as production company Warner Bros. investigates an incident of alleged misconduct on set. A questionable sexual encounter happened between contestants DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios, and investigators are working to determine if there was any wrongdoing by Jackson and/or producers.
Now Jackson has broken his silence on the matter, not commenting on the allegations, but wishing Olympios well and thanking fans for their support. Now, he's decided to speak out against the allegations.
"It's unfortunate that my character and family name has been assassinated this past week with false claims and malicious allegations," DeMario said to E!News in a statement. "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."
Previously, ET caught him coming out of a Starbucks in Los Angeles and asked if he had anything to say.
"I have nothing to say. You know, Corinne's an awesome girl and that's all I have to say," Jackson said. To the fans, he added, "Love you all, thank you for the support."
Bachelor in Paradise will not be returning this summer, and its fate beyond that is unclear.