We never really know what to expect from DeMario Jackson 鈥 frankly, we鈥檙e still trying to wrap our heads around the super-awkward video of him trying to get Britney Spears鈥 number back in 2008 鈥 but during last night鈥檚 Men Tell All special for this season of The Bachelorette, Jackson surprised even host Chris Harrison.

DeMario Jackson _ first interview since misconduct investigation

While there was no mention of his involvement in the Bachelor in Paradise season four scandal (though Harrison has promised聽that all *will* be explained), Jackson had to face a different controversy from his short-lived stint on The Bachelorette. Fans of the show will remember that he was sent home after a woman named Lexi showed up claiming to be聽his girlfriend. You might have thought he would take the Tell All opportunity to try to win fans to his side鈥 but that鈥檚 not what happened.

Launching into a heated defense of his actions, Jackson denied that he had ever dated the woman who accused him of cheating. (鈥淪he said we dated for six months, but facts are facts. Show me a picture of her and I. Are there any ocular facts that her and I dated?鈥) At one point, he mentioned former president Bill Clinton (who, of course, had his own infidelity drama), but most of that comment was bleeped out. 鈥淏y you guys鈥 logic, I鈥檓 Beyonc茅鈥檚 boyfriend. I鈥檓 dating Rihanna,鈥 he added. 鈥淪he [only] had text messages. I text everybody.鈥

Harrison said he had evidence of Jackson admitting to the relationship, but we didn鈥檛 get to see it during the special. The host later reflected on the strange situation during a chat with E! News, reminding fans to 鈥渢ake [Jackson] with a grain of salt.鈥

Harrison previously told Entertainment Tonight that he was a little taken aback by Jackson鈥檚 behavior at Men Tell All. 鈥淗onestly, after tonight, I don鈥檛 know how [the BIP reunion] dialogue鈥檚 going to [go]. I thought I had an idea before tonight, but I also thought we鈥檇 have a better moment than we had tonight,鈥 he explained after the special taped. 鈥淪o, I don鈥檛 know. Now I鈥檓 not really sure how it鈥檚 going to be. We鈥檒l see.鈥

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(h/t People; photo via ABC)