Popular actor, Yomi Fabiyi, has responded to claims by a lady, Eniola Omoshalewa Eunice, who took to her Instagram handle to accuse him of demanding sex from her in order to get a movie role in one of his projects about nine years ago. Yomi Fabiyi to sue lady.
In a chat with the Punch, the actor claimed that he didn’t know the woman. He further stressed that he would use her as a scapegoat for any other person who feels that they could ride on an actor’s name for cheap publicity.
Yomi Fabiyi to sue lady
He said, “I would be honest with you, I am aware of the sex scandal story but I doubt the lady exists. That person is not in the industry and I have never met her before in my life. My legal team is working on this issue and the case would be transferred to the proper law enforcement agents when they are through so that they can nip it in the bud. The Lagos State police command would soon receive the petition and I am sure once they get it, they would act on it. I am sure they would know how to apprehend the person and I would want to see who made such a malicious lie against me because I don’t know who this person is. I want to appeal to my fans to please be calm; I cannot do such a thing. I am not a perfect human being but the fact remains that I would not expect anyone to come forward with such a lie against me. For the record, I have never offered any lady sex for roles. I would never do that. No one can come forward to say that she attended my audition and I offered her a role because she gave me sex. It is natural for a woman to see me and like me and from there a relationship could blossom. We are all human beings.
“This woman, however, does not exist to me. There is no time this person ever contacted me privately to inform me of the allegation to make it look real. There is no way you would hurt someone like that and the person would not want to talk to you privately first, then your reaction to the issue would trigger her next move. Look at it, nine years after, I am being accused of a crime I did not commit. People abuse the social media a lot and we actors are normally their targets. When I did my investigation, I realised that this lady sells some items and she probably lied against me to drive traffic to her social media accounts. She should not have done it the dirty way because when you cook up stories about someone who strived to build up his reputation to this stage, there are always repercussions. Freedom of speech does not guarantee freedom from prosecution. When you make an allegation against someone maliciously, it could land you in trouble.
“The story she gave does not add up. There is no way someone would say she followed me to a movie location and she had agreed to sleep over then I would be so much in a hurry during that day to have sex with her. If I go to a location during the day, it means I am going to work. Before I would be given a room, it would be in the night. She claimed she did not know me from anywhere but agreed to accompany me to a location and even spend the night. Why would I be in a hurry to make love to the person? Also, nine years ago, I had not begun to produce movies. There are so many discrepancies in her story.
“I just released a movie and it is currently trending and I have been getting positive feedbacks only for someone somewhere to think that they can spoil that happiness. Things like these are inevitable as actors but I never expected anyone to lie against me this way. I would have loved to ignore the accusation but sometimes one has to respond.”