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

Nigerian comedienne and actress, Adebola Adeyela, popularly known as Omo Ibadan or Lizzy Jay has spoken on why she accused movie producer, Abiodun Jimoh of trying to rape her.

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Concise news earlier reported that Lizzy accused Jimoh of trying to rape her, which the movie producer denied, saying he never had physical contact with her.

The actress claimed she decided to talk about it because she felt the need to speak for others who might be suffering from such experiences.

she said: “I alleged that he molested me sexually. For the record, when the whole thing started, I informed my family and a few older people in the industry about it. They asked me to keep calm and move on. If I wanted to institute an action then, I would have (done so).”

“I felt I needed to be at peace with my mind as regards the issue, and to give a voice to whoever is suffering or has suffered the same fate as mine, hence the outburst. Like I said on my Instagram page, the molestation of a woman is a desecration of her values. Rape trend or not, we all have our ways of addressing issues peculiar to us.”

“For the record again, I maintain my stand and I reiterate all I have said without any equivocation, save for the fact that I do not intend to do further than I have done so far, having found my peace, and because of the intervention of some persons I respect like Mr Latin and Mr Yinka Quadri.”

“However, if anyone feels he has been defamed by my outburst or allegation, let him seek redress and I will furnish the right quarters with my evidence,” she told Saturday Beats.”

Meanwhile, Lizzy jay said she had an interesting phase while working with Jimoh, as she used to be part of his movie production team before her exit from it because she couldn’t cope with his several moves and actions.