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The old one The Bachelorette again Bachelor in Paradise DeMario Jackson is accused of sexual assault.

The reality TV star has been charged with sexual battery, false imprisonment and intentional infliction of emotional distress in a lawsuit filed by two unnamed women who say they met Jackson, 35, online.

The women, known only as Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2, are seeking an undisclosed amount in damages.

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Jackson’s attorney, Walter Mosley, provided a statement Entertainment Tonight following a court filing on Tuesday.

“The allegations against him are completely baseless,” Mosley wrote. “As the plaintiffs’ complaint clearly states, the police, with whom DeMario has fully cooperated over the past three years, found the women’s allegations to be unfounded.”

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Police declined to pursue the matter further, Mosley said.

“In the coming days, we will release the evidence we shared with the police when these incidents happened,” he said. “Unfortunately, DeMario and I will have to fight again to clear his name.”

Mosley wrote that he expects to have the same “word erasure effect.”

Jackson appeared in Season 17 of ABC The Bachelorette and Season 4 of Bachelor in Paradise, both in 2017.

In the lawsuit, the two women accused Jackson of “trambling the Internet or trying to find unsuspecting women, like the plaintiffs, to harass them.”

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Jane Doe 1, a 25-year-old woman from Pittsburgh, said she met Jackson on a dating app.

She and Jackson have been dating in the city of Los Angeles. She alleges that Jackson “revealed himself” to her at the end of the night. Jane Doe 1 described the behavior as “unacceptable.”

“Jane Doe 1 was in shock and felt trapped,” the lawsuit said.

After Jackson apologized, Jane Doe 1 said they went on a few dates.

After one such date, the woman said Jackson “forcefully sexually assaulted her” while drunk, despite her repeated verbal disagreements. Jane Doe 1 completed the rape kit at a local hospital the next day. In the lawsuit, he said he was “suffering from hallucinations” of being sexually assaulted. He also said he took time off from university and work.

A 28-year-old Cleveland resident, Jane Doe 2, said she met Jackson on social media in 2019. The following year, Jackson asked Jane Doe 2 when she was going to get married at his home, the lawsuit alleges.

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The lawsuit alleges that Jackson “convinced Jane Doe 2 that her toilet was the only appropriate option for their date” because The Bachelorette honor. The official complaint continues, saying Jackson “forced himself on the Complainant even though she wanted to stop.” Jane Doe 2 later said she apologized.

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The accuser “remains traumatized and deeply depressed,” the lawsuit states. The attorney representing both women, Keith M. Davidson, also provided a statement:

“These women who have come forward with their shocking stories of how they were brutally sexually abused by Mr. Jackson are the latest victims to have the courage to share their stories of how a powerful man used his celebrity status to control, intimidate and silence them,” she wrote.

“They, like many other victims in the #metoo scandal, will not be silent any longer. Justice must be done,” the statement read. “We look forward to making all the perpetrators accountable for their evil and shameful actions.”

In 2017, Jackson was accused of sexual misconduct on the set of Bachelor in Paradise. One of the actresses, Corinne Olympios, made the report, although no evidence of misconduct was found during the Warner Bros. investigation. Jackson and Olympios were both eliminated from the show.

If you or someone you know is being victimized or involved in an abusive situation, please visit the Canadian Resource Center for Victims of Crime for help. They are also available toll-free at 1-877-232-2610.

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