'Bachelor in Paradise' contestant says the scandal cost him his job and video will clear his name

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DeMario Jackson, the “Bachelor in Paradise” contestant accused of sexual assaulting a female cast member, suggests tapes from the alleged incident will clear his name.

“My character has been assassinated, my family name has been drug through the mud,” Jackson told “Inside Edition” for a segment to air on Thursday. “The only thing I want is for the truth to come out. I feel like the truth will be able to come out in those videos.”

Jackson’s interview with the newsmagazine show echoes his official statement released on Wednesday, in which he called claims that he sexually assaulted Corinne Olympios when she was too intoxicated “false” and “malicious.” “Bachelor” cameras were reportedly rolling as the alleged incident took place. He also said that he has sought out legal counsel.

Jackson told “Inside Edition” that the scandal has cost him his job as an executive recruiter, but he doesn’t blame anyone for what’s happened.

“I don’t blame anyone right now, all I want [are] the tapes,” he said in addition to asking for privacy for himself and his family.

Olympios also released a statement on Wednesday. The alleged victim announced that she had hired famed attorney Marty Singer to represent her and said she had very little memory of what occurred that night, adding, “I’m a victim.”

Currently, production on the show has been suspended pending Warner Horizon’s investigation into the incident as a result of a complaint filed by a producer. The incident occurred on the show’s first day of taping on Sunday, June 4.

Watch Jackson’s interview with “Inside Edition” below:

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Criminal Minds Star Aisha Tyler Announces Her Exit from The Talk – Parade

Something had to give and for Aisha Tyler, who stars on CBS’ Criminal Minds, hosts The CW’s Whose Line is it Anyway, does voice work on FXX’s Archer, and still performs standup comedy, it was her job on the popular daytime show The Talk.

Tyler, who has been with the CBS talker since 2011, joining in Season 2, announced her decision on Thursday’s episode, which led to tears as she told her co-hosts and viewers that her busy schedule made her realize “I had to let something go.”

“People always go ‘How to you do all that?’, and I don’t always have an answer,” she said.

But even as she said that, she added she would definitely return as a guest-host and a guest.

Tyler also cited another reason for her derpature, which was the result of having directed her first feature film, Axis, about an Irish actor, who is set to star in a career-changing blockbuster film, but has to confront his rocky past when events threaten his sobriety.

Tyler went on to say that, as a result of that experience, “I knew that was what I wanted to do the rest of my life, what I wanted to put my energy into. And I started to think about it and could not see how that would work.”

She pointed out that the success of Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins, and Selma‘s Ava DuVernay as to why the time was right.

As Tyler made what she said was the “hardest decision” in her life, Julie Chen and Sharon Osbourne held her hands and Sheryl Underwood gave her a hug.

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Vice President Pence has hired a criminal lawyer to respond to requests from the special counsel – Los Angeles Times

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June 15, 2017, 3:54 p.m.

Vice President Pence has hired a criminal lawyer to respond to requests from the special counsel

Vice President Mike Pence has hired an experienced criminal lawyer to respond to requests from the special counsel and congressional committees investigating possible connections between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia, a spokesman for Pence said Thursday. 

Richard Cullen, a former federal prosecutor and currently chairman of the McGuire Woods law firm, will help Pence handle inquiries from Robert S. Mueller III, the former FBI director leading the investigation, Jarrod Agen, Pence’s communications director, said in a statement.

“I can confirm that the vice president has retained Richard Cullen of McGuire Woods to assist him in responding to inquiries by the special counsel,” Agen said.

In recent days, Mueller reportedly has requested to talk to senior Trump administration officials as his team of investigators looks at whether people working on Trump’s presidential campaign colluded with Russian officials to interfere in the election process.

“The vice president is focused entirely on his duties and promoting the president’s agenda and looks forward to a swift conclusion of this matter,” Agen said.

In late May, President Trump hired Marc Kasowitz to handle legal and media requests about the Russia investigation.

Cullen served as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia under President George H.W. Bush.

Cullen also has experience with high-profile congressional inquires. During the Iran-Contra investigation, Cullen was counsel to former Sen. Paul Tribe (R-Va.), and was on the staff of former Rep. M. Caldwell Butler (R-Va.) during the Watergate investigation. 

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