Late Stella Adadevoh’s family threatens legal action against producers of Ebola movie

Stella Adadevoh

The family of late physician, Dr. Stella Adadevoh, has threatened to take legal action against the makers of the Ebola movie, 93 Days.

In a letter signed by Dr. Ama Adadevoh on behalf of the Cardosos and the Adadevohs in Lagos on Monday, the family faulted some claims by the filmmakers in the yet-to-be released movie.

The family noted that even though the script was given to them for approval, some aspects in the movie did not represent the true accounts and role of the late physician during the Ebola outbreak.

“It has been brought to our attention that a movie titled 93 Days written by Paul .S. Rowlston and produced by Native Filmworks, Michelangelo Productions and Bolanle Austen-Peters Productions is in works for imminent release,” the statement said.

It continued: “The movie, about Nigeria’s Ebola story and dedicated to” Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh is not endorsed by the family.

“The Adadevoh and Cardoso family has not consented to the use of the Stella Adadevoh’s name, likeness or image for commercial profit. The family intends to hold the filmmakers legally accountable for any falsehoods and innuendos in the movie 93 Days with regard to Dr. Adadevoh and her family.”

Late Adadevoh is the first Nigerian to have died of Ebola after contracting it from American-Liberian diplomat, Patrick Sawyer.

She alerted the country about the viral disease after Sawyer was admitted at the First Consultants Hospital, Obalende, Lagos.

93 Days stars American actors, Danny Glover and Tim Reid.

From Nollywood are Bimbo Akintola, Gideon Okeke, Keppy Ekpeyong, Bimbo Manuel, Tina Mba, Charles Okafor, Franca Brown and many others.