DeMario Jackson Breaks Down In First Interview Since 'BIP' Scandal: 'It's Stressful'

Jun. 26 2017, Updated 3:23 p.m. ET

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After being cleared of sexual misconduct allegations, Bachelor in Paradise star DeMario Jackson sat down for his first interview since the infamous pool incident with costar Corinne Olympios, emotionally explaining his side of the story.

"It was stressful. For me, mostly for my mother," the reality star told E! News' Melanie Bromley. "It's hard to see your mom cry every single day. It was very difficult."

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"My dad, he kept me extremely strong and kept me grounded and humble but having your mom cry every day for something that you know you didn't do," Jackson added, wiping away tears.

As Radar reported, the scandal kicked off last Sunday when Warner Bros. released a statement explaining that the network had "suspended production" to conduct a thorough investigation of sexual misconduct following an encounter between Jackson and Olympios.

Jackson's attorney met with Warner Bros. lawyers last Monday to review tapes of the incident. He was ultimately cleared of assault allegations.

"Production on this season of the Bachelor in Paradise will be resuming, and we plan to implement certain changes to the show's policies and procedures to enhance and further the safety and security of all participants," Warner Bros. announced.

The network also insisted the swimming pool incident will not be released.

Meanwhile, Olympios, who previously claimed she suffered "physical and emotional trauma" that evening, maintains her claims against Jackson.

The star's lawyer insisted they'll be conducting a separate investigation into the matter.

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