The drama between DeMario Jackson and “The Bachelor” host Chris Harrison was far from fabricated.
Jackson, 30, went off on Harrison on Tuesday’s episode of “The Rose Buds” podcast. “Prior to the whole Corinne show, [Harrison] had a hard on for me as if like, I like, hooked up with his wife or something. It was crazy,” Jackson said on the podcast.
“I met this guy three total times for less than 10 seconds and he legit hated – like, when I say hate, like deep-rooted,” the former contestant continued. “Like him and I at the ‘Men Tell All’ [special], we had like 30 minutes of battle and I’m like ‘bro, Lexi – I was already told they put her up to it… And then he went to the press and talked all this s**t when we were in the middle of all this.”
Jackson was, of course, at the centre of a huge sexual misconduct allegation with Corrine Olympios that forced a temporary halt on production of “Bachelor in Paradise”.
The TV personality called Harrison an “a**hole” and revealed threats Jackson directed towards “The Bachelor” host. “It was to the point where like 100 per cent I kept it real, I called Louie and I said ‘If he tries this s**t when I do the sit down with Corinne, I will knock him the f**k out. Like period. Like straight up,'” Jackson confessed.
“I was like, I just don’t like the blatant disrespect for a man that I do not know, like bro, I met you three times for less than this,” he added. “And it’s funny because the media will portray certain people in certain lights and whatnot, but he had a crazy hard on for me and I did not get it at all. It was nuts.”
Harrison previously criticized Jackson after the “Men Tell All” special in an interview with E! News. “DeMario’s DeMario,” he said. “You kind of take him for who he is. He’s a loudmouth, he’s funny, it’s DeMario.”
“You take him with a grain of salt, for sure. He said probably the most horrible, sexist, misogynistic things and then started jumping on Lee about being a misogynist,” Harrison continued. “So if anybody should not be throwing stones in this glass house, probably DeMario.”
Harrison concluded, “Decisions, I don’t think, are his strong suit.”
ET Canada reached out to Harrison’s rep, who says he has no comment regarding Jackson’s recent statement.