During an appearance on the Rose Buds podcast, DeMario was asked to say the first word that comes to mind when hearing a name or topic, and when "Chris Harrison" was brought up, DeMario responded with a sigh of disgust before blurting out "assh-le."
"Prior to the whole [Corinne Olympios] show, [Chris] had a hard on for me as if like, I like, hooked up with his wife or something. It was crazy," DeMario said on October 24.
DeMario made a name for himself on The Bachelorette's thirteenth season starring Rachel Lindsay when his alleged girlfriend back home, Lexi, showed up on a group date in Los Angeles to throw DeMario under the bus. Rachel felt betrayed and played, so she sent DeMario packing, although he later claimed Lexi was just a "side chick" he wasn't seriously dating.
"I met this guy three total times for less than 10 seconds and he legit hated [me]," DeMario continued on the podcast when talking about Chris.
"When I say hate, like deep-rooted. Like, him and I at The Men Tell All, we had like 30 minutes of battle and I'm like, 'Bro, Lexi, was not -- there was nothing. I was already told they put her up to it. Come on, we all know this.' And then he went to the press and talked all this sh-t when we were in the middle of all this."
Following The Men Tell All taping, Chris told E! News that DeMario was "a loudmouth."
"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 Garrett] about being a misogynist. So if anybody should not be throwing stones in this glass house, probably DeMario," Chris said at the time.
DeMario then appeared on Season 4 of Bachelor in Paradise this past summer, but production was temporarily suspended due to a hookup he had with Corinne.
A producer was allegedly concerned Corinne was too drunk to consent to any sexual activity, but Warner Bros. conducted an investigation into allegations of misconduct and eventually found no evidence of wrongdoing on DeMario or anyone else's part.
"One hundred percent, I kept it real. I called [a producer] and said, 'If [Chris] tries this sh-t when I do the sit-down with Corinne, I will knock him the f-ck out. Like period. Like straight up,'" DeMario recalled.
DeMario was referencing one of his first public interviews that aired in August after being cleared of assault allegations. (The Bachelor in Paradise scandal made national headlines for weeks beforehand).
"I just don't like the blatant disrespect for a man that I do not know. Like bro, I met you three times. 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," DeMario explained.
"He did one article and was talking about the whole Paradise thing and I was like, 'What are you talking about?! Come on, man! Damn!'"
DeMario and Corinne are now friends and hang out in public together frequently.
Also during his appearance on the Rose Buds podcast, DeMario admitted he doesn't understand why ABC picked Arie Luyendyk Jr. from Emily Maynard's season of The Bachelorette to be The Bachelor's 22nd star in 2018.
"People were like pretending that they wanted it. People were like, 'Well, I think because he's removed and blah, blah.' And I'm like, 'Yo, they brought a fake girlfriend on the show for me but this guy [Arie] leaves his actual girlfriend for the show, yet he's the Bachelor because of that, but DeMario does it and it's different,'" DeMario vented.
"I'm like, 'Come on people. Come on, I mean, you can't have this... old guy with all these 23-year-olds who just want fame and Instagram followers... Like, that's common sense."