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DeMario Jackson Actually Left His Job Before The "Bachelor In Paradise" Incident

This story has been updated to reflect the most recent information obtained about the Bachelor in Paradise contestant.

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The Warner Bros. investigation turned up no misconduct, and production on the show was set to resume. Bachelor in Paradise will air on ABC later this summer, the network announced June 20.

The text of the statement reads as follows:

On June 15th 2017 we were alerted to reports concerning DeMario Jackson, an ex-employee of the Michael Page Los Angeles office. In these reports, it was stated that Mr Jackson was dismissed in the wake of an alleged incident, which took place during filming of Bachelor in Paradise in June 2017.

We want to clarify that Mr Jackson left Michael Page on March 13th 2017, having been employed by us for less than 5 months and was not employed by Michael Page at the time of the alleged incident. Any reports that Mr Jackson was dismissed from his role with Michael Page as a result of the incident are therefore wholly inaccurate.

According to his LinkedIn page, Jackson had been working as a recruiting consultant at the Los Angeles branch of Michael Page US prior to appearing on Season 13 of The Bachelorette.

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BuzzFeed News has reached out to Jackson's publicist, his lawyer, and Michael Page US for more information.

On Wednesday, Olympios and Jackson both released statements. You can read Jackson's in full below.

"It's unfortunate that my character and family name has been assassinated this past week with false claims and malicious allegations. 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."


DeMario Jackson left his job in March, according to a statement released on June 16 by Michael Page, Jackson’s former employer. A previous version of this article stated that Jackson had lost his job due to the ongoing Bachelor in Paradise incident, based on inaccurate information from a source close to Jackson.

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