Actress Mo Bimpe has cleared the air on the sex-for-role allegation against her colleague Yomi Fabiyi.
During a question and answer session on Instagram on Wednesday, Mo Bimpe said Yomi did not ask to sleep with her in exchange for movie roles.
Replying to a fan’s question, the 28-year-old added that the actor asked for a relationship after their movie shoot.
“Is it true you and Yomi dey fight because of sex for role?” The fan asked.
“No! Infact he didn’t ask me out until we finished his movie I featured in. (Though he said If he knew I was going to turn him down he would have done that before shooting the movie). We don’t relate because he insisted on either dating me or becoming enemies and I had to choose,” Bimpe replied.
Yomi and Bimpe made headlines last year after the actress alleged that Fabiyi stopped casting her in movies because she refused to give in to his sexual advances.
Yomi, however, maintained that Mo Bimpe was the one who wronged him.
He said, “She knows what she did that made me change towards her. I am an adult and I am free to be sexually attracted to anybody. At least, I am thankful to God that she never said I forced her. There is nothing that says that she has automatic roles (in my movies). I do not know the kind of entitlement she has to think she can always feature in my movies. I will take time to explain what she did.
“The first thing she did that made me change towards her was that I brought her into the industry in 2015 and on the last day of the movie shoot in 2015, she left and I did not set my eyes on her until January 2019.
“I brought her into the industry because I wanted her to be great and known. I wanted her to have a career, so, why was she cutting corners? At the end of day, she called to tell me that she had a job for me. I told her that the person she gave the job, she knew him through me because he was my production manager. That was why I cut that person off from my production forever.
The actor also noted that sexual attraction was different from sexual harassment. He added, “Ask her if she made sexual advances to me and not vice versa. I did not notice her first. She was the one that noticed me. Besides, if we did make advances at each other, we are both adults. The most important thing is that there was no force. Do not make it look like because I am an actor, I do not have a right to have emotions or sexual feelings.”