DeMario Jackson's Attorney Claims the Tapes Will Prove His Interaction with Corinne Was 'Consensual'
"Everyone was consenting to what was going on," the attorney tells PEOPLE
Jackson’s attorney, Walter Mosley, tells PEOPLE exclusively that his client is confident that when those tapes are reviewed, he will be vindicated.
“The tapes will show that everyone, all of the participants of the Bachelor, everyone was consenting to what was going on,” Mosley explains. “And certainly his interaction with Corinne was a consensual interaction.” (Olympios’ legal team did not respond to a request for comment.)
Mosley — a Harvard-trained, LA-based entertainment attorney — says that if the network and producers dig into what went on, they’ll find that fault does not lie with Jackson.
“I have no fears. This is not a criminal investigation. If there was enough for an investigation,” Mosley says, “Then there’s about 30 other people who all work for ABC or Warner Bros. who need to be investigated for aiding and abetting because they’re all sitting there watching with the cameras.”
As for how Jackson is faring during the scandal, Mosley says he is relying on his family to get through the storm.
“He’s leaning on his family right now, seeing his doctors, getting help, treatment, and therapy,” Mosley says. “Taking it day by day. He’s smart, well-educated, a fun-loving man.”
Mosley adds, “There’s a lot of elements here that are difficult for everyone. He’s a strong young man but this has been difficult for him. You can imagine that this is emotionally traumatic for him.”
Sources previously confirmed to PEOPLE that production was halted after a producer raised concerns about an alleged sexual encounter between Jackson and Olympios, both of whom had reportedly been drinking heavily all day.
Shortly after Olympios broke her silence on the BiP scandal saying she was shocked by what had occurred, Jackson was quick to issue a statement of his own.
“It’s unfortunate that my character and family name has been assassinated this past week with false claims and malicious allegations,” the star said in a statement to PEOPLE. “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.”
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Mosley says that Jackson feels “nothing but respect for Corinne” following the scandal, saying, “He thinks that she’s a great girl, very pleasant interactions with her, nothing but respect and nothing but well wishes for her.”
According to a source close to Jackson, the BiP star “has been in high spirits” since the investigation and is confident his reputation will soon be cleared.
“He certainly isn’t the man he’s being portrayed to be,” the source told PEOPLE on Wednesday. “It’s hard for his loved ones to sit and watch most of the slanderous accusations and comments from individuals who don’t know anything about who he is. I think the truth may tell [a] different story than what’s been reported thus far.”
While the ABC show’s fate remains up in the air, a source told PEOPLE BiP will not be resuming this summer. “There are no authorities involved, no law enforcement but the incident was flagged internally and they take these matter seriously, so they’re looking into it. But Bachelor in Paradise will not be resuming — this summer at least.