Is it good for one to keep silent over an issue such as rape for over 13years only to wake up one morning to make an allegation against the suspect.
Is it normal and advisable? In this episode a Nollywood actress has accused a producer of molesting her by squeezing her breast and pin her down in her hotel room 13years ago, however she denied been rape by the accused.
Below is full details as compiled by the Nation Newspaper.
Wife of top filmmaker, Amiua Imasuen, has defended her husband, Lancelot, accused of sexual molestation by actress, Sylvia Oluchi.
In a statement, Amiua dismissed the allegation, saying she was on set of the movie where Oluchi claimed to have been molested.
She warned Oluchi and her ‘gang’ to steer clear of her husband who has built his brand through sweat and blood for the past 25 years.
Her statement reads: “I stand against rape, violence or any form of molestation be it male or female.
“Bent Arrows’ was my husband’s first film after we got married 13 years ago and I was with him during the audition and filming.
“Sylvia Oluchy I neither exalt nor bring low your allegations against my husband with this letter but be rest assured that your desperate attempt to solicit other females to also allege same thing against my husband I have them. When the chips are down you will understand in full what I mean.
“Sylvia stop losing sleep whether I was on that set or not. Remember the scene shot at Mrs. Isang’s house? We had a little prayer meeting and I specifically made a prayer request with one of the major cast in attendance and to the glory of God it has long been answered.
“If your issue is with how long I was there, were you filming in my husband’s hotel room or were you on set to monitor a newly wedded woman’s movement?
“In all this, you and your cohorts can be rest assured that I stand firmly with my Husband.
“I am a mother of four girls; a practising Accountant. If any of my bosses ever molested me, I would never go back to them to ask for favours talkless of being cordial with them over a period of 13 years…Dear Sylvia please be guided.
“To everyone standing and running with Sylvia well-done you are all entitled to your opinions but remember just as much as a girl child needs a lot of protection so does the boy child.
“When all the concentration is on the girl child is there a third gender for the girl to associate with? No wonder there are so many broken homes, no wonder so many damaged men are roaming the world.”
“My husband has built a brand for the past 25 Years through sweat and blood. If you and your gang think you will cast aspersions on him you sure picked a wrong person.”
The Nation reports actress Sylvia Oluchi recently accused Lancelot of sexually harassing her while they were shooting the film “Bent arrow” about 13 years ago in Abuja.
The actress made the allegation via the film makers WhatsApp group, Filmic, where she called out the celebrated film director after the latter soft-pedaled on the issue of sexual assault in the movie industry.
According to her, the reverred film director squeezed her boobs and physically pinned her to the bed when he visited her in his hotel room.
Though the actress confirmed that Lancelot did not rape her, the allegation has since gone viral on social media.