Actor Yomi Fabiyi has accused his female colleague Mo Bimpe of defamation, saying that he never offered her a movie role in exchange for sex.
The Yoruba actor took to Instagram on Thursday to address the issue that caused their rift after Bimpe cleared the air.
Yomi Fabiyi accused Mo Bimpe of lying against him, stating that he never asked her for sex before featuring her in his movie.
In a statement addressed to Bimpe, Yomi wrote: “Dear Bimpe Oyebade, I have attached herewith evidence of how the conversation started. YOU WERE MY FAN, I HELPED INTO THE MOVIE INDUSTRY without any condition. Clearly, you started with LOVE emoji. I don’t deserve any evil from you, it will backfire.
“Nobody introduced you to me Bimpe, you never ask to be an actress, you didn’t attend my audition(I have a video recording of my audition). I wanted you to succeed, I wished you well. You RUINED many things since the day I gave you this chance. You are too desperate instead of being grateful and patient. YOU CAN’T TEAR ME DOWN, YOU WILL ONLY TRY.
“Please remember, from the last day we finished filming AGBEDE MEJI in Dec, 2016 (which to me look like you assumed you have used me because I made it so easy), I NEVER set my eyes on you until Jan 2019(3yrs after), which you produced like 3 or more movies in between using my major CREW behind me.
“I NEVER OFFERED YOU or ANY SEX FOR ROLE but it took you many years to speak that truth and when you did, you maneuvered and still want to destroy the LADDER that helped you. If It was sex for role, it means I shagged you to play that LEAD ROLE in the first ever movie that got you noticed.”
“I will rather appeal to you to be bold enough to CALL YOURSELF OUT, CALL OUT those you offered sex in the industry to get to wherever you are and stop defaming me at any slight opportunity. ENOUGH OF THIS NONSENSE/SOCIAL MEDIA DRAMA.
“I am an adult and it is within my rights to be sexually attracted to any adult provided no force or coercion was involved. I AM NOT A COUSIN TO JESUS CHRIST, I have rights to sexual feelings provided it is within the ambits of the law.
“You guys need to stop misleading folks on social media. Know the difference between ASKING SOMEONE OUT and SEXUAL HARRASSMENT. It is one thing to think someone is a flirt and it is another to attach that to crime, common, get sense, MOVE ON.
“Don’t give SATAN’S CREDIT to GOD. Whatever you earn out of desperate lies, deception, sex for role etc, please state it. Enjoy your turkey and let me eat my pomo. You went South, let me flourish in my West. STOP DEFAMING ME,” he added.
During a question and answer session on Instagram on Wednesday, July 14, Mo Bimpe stated that 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! In fact 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.