Bachelor In Paradise star Demario Jackson is being sued by two women for sexual assailt.
Jackson appeared in season 13 of ABC’s The Bachelorette in 2017 and season 4 of Bachelor in Paradise.
“These women who have come forward with their horror stories of how they were brutally sexually assaulted by Mr. Jackson are the latest brave victims to share their stories of how a powerful male used his celebrity status to manipulate, intimidate and silence them,” the plaintiffs’ attorney Keith M. Davidson tells PEOPLE in a statement. “They, like so many other victims in the #metoo reckoning, will be silent no more. Justice must be served. We look forward to holding all wrongdoers accountable for their despicable and scarring acts.”
Jane Doe 1 claims she went on a date with Jackson in downtown Los Angeles and that when she tried to get out of the car, Jackson allegedly grabbed and kissed her before he “exposed” himself. She allegedly went out with him a second time and he forcefully sexually assaulted her. She says she had a rape kit done.
Jane Doe 2 claims she met Jackson in April 2019 and via social media. He asked her out on a date in July 2020 but she didn’t want to go out because of his fame at the time. “He convinced Jane Doe 2 that his private home was the only viable option for their date,” the complaint reads.
Jackson allegedly attempted to have intercourse with Jane Doe 2 but she refused. “Defendant DeMario Jackson forced himself onto Plaintiff despite her demands to stop,” per the filing. He allegedly confessed to assaulting her.
Jackson is being sued for sexual battery, false imprisonment, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.