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DeMario Jackson is being sued by two girls for sexual battery, false imprisonment and intentional infliction of emotional misery following his time within the Bachelor franchise.
According to a report by the Los Angeles Times, two Jane Does filed a criticism in opposition to Jackson, 35, within the Superior Court of California in Los Angeles County on Tuesday, September 20. In the authorized paperwork, each girls declare that they have been compelled into having nonconsensual intercourse with the previous actuality star after individually courting him.
The first Jane Doe alleges that Jackson “exposed” himself to her after their first date. After she expressed that his habits was unacceptable, the California native apologized and so they continued to see one another. Following one other night time out, the criticism particulars an alleged encounter the place Jackson “forcefully sexually assaulted” her.
“I couldn’t move, so all I could think to do was to say, ‘No, no, stop!’ And he just ignored me. It was like he didn’t even hear me,” the primary nameless girl recalled. “I just kept thinking: ‘Just keep saying no. No one can ever take that away from you. If you’re going to die, you’ll know you fought the only way you could.’”
The girl subsequently reported the alleged encounter to the Rape Treatment Center at UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center in February 2018. After in search of authorized counsel, the primary Jane Doe contacted Keith Davidson and came upon that one other girl reached out to the lawyer together with her personal allegations in opposition to Jackson.
The second Jane Doe met Jackson in March 2019 and so they stayed in contact till their first date the next 12 months. During their first assembly at his residence, Jackson allegedly tried to have intercourse with the nameless second plaintiff. In the courtroom paperwork, the second Jane Doe detailed her “state of shock” and claimed that Jackson later confessed he “committed an unconsented” act in opposition to her.
An lawyer for the previous ABC character addressed the lawsuit in an announcement.
“The allegations brought against him are completely unfounded,” Walter Mosley instructed Us Weekly concerning the claims. “As the Plaintiffs’ own complaint clearly states, the police, who DeMario fully cooperated with over 3 years ago, found these women’s accusations to have no merit and then refused to pursue the matter. In the days to come, we will release the evidence we shared with the police at the time of the alleged incidents. Unfortunately, DeMario and I will have to take up this fight again to clear his name. Like before, we will have [the] same name-clearing result.”
Jackson, who appeared in season 13 of The Bachelorette and season 4 of Bachelor in Paradise, beforehand made headlines when Warner Bros. place the fact sequence on a two-week manufacturing halt in 2017. At the time, a producer filed an allegation of sexual assault involving Bachelor in Paradise costars Corinne Olympios and Jackson.
Although filming resumed after the corporate discovered no proof of misconduct, neither Olympios, 30, nor Jackson returned to the present. In September 2017, the Bachelor alum opened up about the place she stands with Jackson after the general public controversy.
“At first it was really hard, but you know, everything is unfolding to where I want to be and I just wanted people to know the truth,” she shared with Us. “We are friends. We’re actually really good friends. We, you know, we got to talk about everything that we wanted to talk about and all of our unanswered questions and everything like that.”
Jackson, for his half, echoed the statements made by the mannequin.
“We’re really good friends, and you know, we just enjoy each other’s company, and we like to take things slow. I feel like the last couple of months, it’s been a lot of pressure for us to be something or this or that,” he mentioned on an episode of the “Bigger Talks With Eric Bigger” podcast in February 2018. “But at the end of the day, you know, it’s her and I. We hang out. We have fun, and you know, that’s it. And a year from now, you never know, but for right now, you know, we’re strictly friends … I told her, like after the Jay-Z concert — you know, I was a little drunk — and I basically told her, you know, I was like, ‘Look, like I’m into you, you’re into me, but I don’t want to half-ass do anything.’”
If you or somebody you already know have been sexually assaulted, contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).