Bachelor Nation personality DeMario Jackson is named in sexual assault lawsuits by two women
Bachelor Nation personality DeMario Jackson named in two-woman sexual assault lawsuit
- Woman filed a lawsuit in LA County Superior Court on Tuesday
- Both said they were sexually assaulted on dates with the TV personality
- A woman said she dated Jackson in 2018
- She said she feared for her life when he sexually abused her
- A second woman said she was attacked by Jackson in 2020
- Both women reported incidents to UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center
- Jackson was involved in controversial incident on Bachelor in Paradise in 2017
Bachelor Nation personality DeMario Jackson has been named in a pair of lawsuits accusing him of sexual assault, false imprisonment and intentionally inflicting emotional distress.
A few women who identified as Jane Does said in court documents filed with the Los Angeles County Superior Court, and judged by: TMZthat Jackson used his fame from the ABC shows to lure “the unsuspecting plaintiffs” into sexual situations.
One of Jackson’s accusers says she first had contact with 35-year-old Jackson in February 2018 and they had a few dates.
The latest: Bachelor Nation personality DeMario Jackson, 35, has been named in a pair of lawsuits accusing him of sexual assault, false imprisonment and willfully inflicting emotional distress. He was pictured in LA in 2020
The woman said she allowed Jackson to stay at her house after he drank, and he was persistent in approaching her, despite telling him she had no desire to be intimate with him. The woman said she feared for her life when he held her to a theme and attacked her.
The second woman said she first crossed paths with DeMario via social media in April 2019, and he asked her on a date the following year.
Jackson told the woman he wanted the date at his apartment in an effort to avoid being recognized when they were out in public, the woman told the court.
The woman told the court that Jackson forced her into sex, which she initially agreed to, but when she told him to stop, he continued by force.
Jackson was photographed at an event in LA in October 2017
Jackson made headlines more than five years ago when an incident between him and Corinne Olympios led to the production stoppage for the ABC series Bachelor in Paradise.
According to the Los Angeles Timesboth women reported what had happened to the Rape Treatment Center at UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center.
Jackson made headlines more than five years ago when an incident between him and Corinne Olympios led to the halting of production on the ABC series Bachelor in Paradise. Warner Bros. said it ordered “a thorough investigation” after it was “made aware of allegations of misconduct.”
Sources told the paper that the couple engaged in sex acts in a hot tub in front of other cast and crew members. On the day after the incident, Olympios said she had no memory of what had happened, leading producers to contact ABC exes about the events.
An internal investigation by Warner Bros. did not support a “charge of misconduct by a cast member,” with Jackson and Olympios leaving the series to continue.