In direction of the top of 2017, a lady recognized as Eniola Omoshalewa Eunice, accused filmmaker and actor, Yomi Fabiyi, of demanding s*x in trade for a film function about 9 years in the past.
In accordance with the lady, who’s now a realtor, Fabiyi demanded for s*x in trade for a task in a film. She wrote through her Instagram web page, “This silly man, I keep in mind my encounter with him about 9 years in the past once I was so keen about performing. I used to be completely happy once I met him as he promised that he would characteristic me in a film that very day.
“I used to be so excited, I shortly referred to as my those who I wouldn’t be coming residence as I used to be going to a film location. Just for him to inform me that I couldn’t sleep in a separate room once we get to the placement at Ikorodu. That we’ve to sleep collectively and he would have s*x with me earlier than he may characteristic me in any respect. He stated it was a standard factor for all actresses. I used to be so heartbroken. You recognize what this man did once I instructed him I couldn’t do it? He simply dropped me alongside the expressway in the course of the busy highway in Ketu. I cried until I arrived residence. My mama consoled me like a child (sic).”
The actor has denied the allegations and vowed to get justice. Weeks later, when everybody thought that the matter had been swept beneath the carpet, Saturday Beats learnt that the actor was not bluffing.
Saturday Beats gathered that the actor has dragged the administration of a running a blog website, Instablog9ja, and the actress to court docket and he’s claiming N15m in damages for defamation of character.
Saturday Beats was additionally capable of acquire the court docket papers.
Talking completely to Saturday Beats from London, the place he was on trip, the actor stated that the rationale why he took the matter to court docket was as a result of individuals usually really feel that celebrities are simple preys for cyberbullies.
“It’s true that I’ve dragged Instablog9ja and the so-called actress, Eniola Omoshalewa Eunice, to court docket and I’m very positive that they’ve been served the court docket papers. The court docket writ got here out on January three, 2018, so I imagine that the court docket would have served them the papers about three days after the writ got here out. Every thing is left within the fingers of the court docket. I believe from the day they had been served the court docket papers, they’ve about 42 days to reply and after they do, the trial will begin.
“Apart from the civil go well with, I’m assured that after the police perform their investigation, they might even be detained for cybercrime and felony blackmail. Social media has turn into so harmful recently that anyone who has points with you’ll be able to simply cook dinner up falsehood about you and publish it on all these blogs and this might tarnish an individual’s picture.
“There are such a lot of issues I stand to realize by taking these individuals to court docket as a result of I have no idea this woman that accused me of s*xual harassment. My picture has been tarnished and it has affected my popularity and my enterprise. I’ve misplaced some enterprise companions because of the accusation; some should not positive if actually I’m responsible of the crime, so they’re unsure whether or not to do enterprise with me however I’ve some true enterprise companions who know that I’m harmless of the allegation levelled in opposition to me.
“They imagine in my integrity. The speed of cyberbully is getting actually excessive and we actors appear to be their goal as a result of we’re standard. Folks may marvel why I included Instablog9ja within the go well with as a result of they don’t actually know the story. There was an article written about me and it generated over 2,173 feedback. This woman was a kind of that commented on the put up, alleging that I sexually harassed her and Instablog9ja extracted the remark in isolation, merged our footage collectively and made an editorial piece out of that remark. I really feel it was a calculated try to defame my character.
“I’m looking for for N15m in damages they usually should retract the defamatory remark and let the world know that the story was false and that it by no means occurred. They might additionally go on the identical Instablog9ja web page to tender an apology and likewise on a nationwide newspaper. That’s the prayer I’m placing earlier than the court docket. I’m very positive that I’ll win the case as a result of I’ve so many items of proof in opposition to them.
“I’ve been to the police station with them they usually have interrogated us. As a result of the girl was making an attempt to run away from the regulation, she ran to the Ministry of Ladies Affairs and Poverty Alleviation two days after I wrote a petition to the commissioner of police to research the matter. The ministry is in opposition to home violence so I used to be shocked after they invited me as a result of that is somebody that I have no idea, not to mention dwell together with her.
“Nothing private has introduced us collectively, so why would she drag me to the Ministry of Ladies Affairs and Poverty Alleviation? After I was invited, I needed to request for an additional date because of the impromptu nature of the summons, just for the girl to go about telling those who I used to be avoiding the invitation. She stated I ran away. Finally, we acquired to the police station and upon interrogation, the police realised that I had by no means met the lady in my life as a result of what she was saying didn’t correspond with what was occurring in my life on the time.”
When Saturday Beats reached out to the microblogging website, Instablog9ja through the phone quantity on its deal with, a person who answered the decision merely stated that their organisation was not conscious of the lawsuit. He stated, “We aren’t conscious of the go well with, I don’t know something about it. If we had been served the court docket papers, we’d have addressed the problem.”
Saturday Beats additionally reached out to Eniola Omoshalewa Eunice on the phone and she or he additionally stated that she had not been served the court docket papers. She stated, “I’m not conscious of the state of affairs and I’ve not acquired any court docket paper. I’ve not been served any letter and I don’t know something about that. I don’t even wish to discuss Yomi Fabiyi.”