Andre Blaze
Andre Blaze Henshaw. Source: Facebook.

Popular Media personality and staff of EbonyLife TV, Andre Blaze has been embroiled in a sexual assault scandal by one Timehin Adegbeye.

Adegbeye had in a series of Tweets on the evening of May 5, accused Blaze of sexually assaulting her two years ago.

The lady claimed she had informed The BBC about the assault after they invited Blaze and herself for an interview.

She claimed Blaze has always denied the act and called him a hypocrite for his denial.

She wrote: “Andre Blaze Henshaw sexually assaulted me two years ago. The BBC (unwittingly) interviewed both of us for a recent program about (toxic/evolving) masculinity and its impacts. I informed the BBC about the assault and asked them to delete/edit that program. They refused.

The BBC has assured me that they are very sorry about the distress they unwittingly caused, and also that they will not be doing anything to mitigate it. Andre Blaze Henshaw, as far as I know, continues to deny that he assaulted me despite there being witnesses of the assault.

It is hypocritical and callous to expect survivors of sexual violence to navigate their trauma AND do the work to eliminate sexual violence alone and unsupported. As long as powerful people & institutions do nothing in the face of allegations, abuse will continue with impunity.

I am disappointed but not surprised by the BBC’s actions, in much the same way that I expect to be disappointed but not surprised by the responses I will receive to my words. But I am not afraid. I am not alone. And I am certainly not powerless. #MeToo indeed.”