Filmmaker Abiodun Jimoh Reacts To Rape Allegations

Filmmaker Abiodun Jimoh/ Lizzy jay (source: within Nigeria)

Filmmaker Abiodun Jimoh/ Lizzy jay

Movie producer, Abiodun Jimoh, has denied rape allegations leveled against him by actor and comedienne, Lizzy Jay, popularly called Omo Ibadan.

Lizzyjay had in a post on her Instagram handle accused Jimoh of raping her saying:  “Mr Abiodun Jimoh, I am not the only one you have sexually abused, there are several others you sexually molest.”

Concise news understands that this is coming after rape allegations against Pastor Biodiun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, which have made a lot of female celebrities voice out on their experiences with men.

Reacting to the allegation, Jimoh took to his Instagram page to deny the accusation, describing it as the most challenging thing that had happened to him since he became a producer.

Also speaking with Punch news, he said “Since I became a producer, the most challenging period for me has been the trending issue about me allegedly raping/attempting to rape someone.”

“Lizzy Jay is one of the few people we laid off recently in January. I had a working relationship with her which was professional. I have never tried to woo her or have any physical contact with her. One of the few times I had to stay in the same room with her was last year and there were other people with us.”

“The case in Ife that she mentioned, there was another person in the room with us and what actually happened was that; that night, she was critically ill, I asked her to go home but she said that it t was already late in the night, so she decided to put up with me.”

“The other time was on another movie location; we were not able to get adequate rooms in a hotel that day; when we got there, the owner of the hotel said we should manage the available rooms till the next day.”

“I tried to sort other people who were not my protégés out and we (people under my movie production outfit) shared the same room with our other colleagues; we have never been alone. We have never spent the night alone before.”

“I was really shocked when I saw her post. People sent it to me, I went to confirm and it was shocking. I realised the best way to go about it was the legal way.”

Asked if he ever had an affair with any of Lizzy Jay’s colleagues; he said “I would like to classify such information as personal. I have told my lawyer everything that he needs to know.”

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Oyindamola Olubajo is a graduate of Mass Communication, who is passionate about taking you round the world of entertainment in the most interesting and enthralling way.

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