DeMario Jackson is opening up for the first time and is ready to tell his side of the story.
A week after Warner Bros. announced that the internal investigation had found no misconduct, DeMario sat down with E! News‘ Melanie Bromley and appeared visibly emotional during his first sit-down TV interview since the scandal.
“It was stressful. For me, mostly for my mother,” he tells E! in a sneak peek at his upcoming three-part, two-night interview.
Wiping tears from his eyes, DeMario explained that grandmother and aunts were also affected by the scandal.
“It’s hard to see your mom cry every single day. It was very difficult … 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.”
To watch DeMario Jackson talk about the Bachelor in Paradise scandal, watch the three-part interview airing Monday and Tuesday night at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. on E! News.