Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham has issued a letter through her lawyers to movie industry colleague Liz Anjorin over defamation and alleged threat to life. The actress has also threatened to institute a N500m suit against Liz Anjorin as well as criminal proceedings, should she fail to apologize within 24 hours.
The actress had over the weekend vowed to sue her colleague, Lizzy Anjorin, who had alleged that Toyin was responsible for her ordeals at an international airport.
Subsequently, Toyin Abraham’s lawyer has issued a directive to Liz Anjorin, another heavyweight actress in the movie industry.
Toyin mentioned that she would not join issues with Lizzy, but rather she would be hearing from her lawyers. She has recently fulfilled her threat.
From the letter from her lawyers, Lizzy Anjorin is mandated to tender an apology to Toyin within 24 hours, and at the same time take down her defamatory post from her Instagram page. Failing this, she has indicated her interest to commence legal proceedings against Lizzy Anjorin.
Toyin’s First Letter
In case you missed it, Toyin Abraham penned a lengthy note on social media. Therein, she had revealed that she will sue her colleague, Lizzy Anjorin.
She had written:
“It has come as a rude shock that some upstarts masquerading as Nollywood actors keep dragging my name into unnecessary drama whenever they are trolled online.
I’ve had my own share of online trolling but not for once did I drag the names of any actor or celebrities into the fray even when we don’t have cordial relationships.
Today, an actress directly mentioned my name as the owner or informant of an Instagram blog and libelled my person and reputation by implying I planted or published some negative news about her.
Why she mentioned my name, I can’t say. What she’s trying to achieve, I can’t fathom.
Long ago, I bade bye-bye to unnecessary drama and petty online/offline squabbles and so I won’t descend to her gutter level.
Her so-called “evidence” of my involvement was a comment I left on the page of a fan she suspected is behind the story.
How I became connected to the story beats me.
This level of cluelessness is mind-boggling.
For the umpteenth time, stop holding me responsible for the actions or inactions of other people as it concerns you.
Whether they are my fans or not, I don’t regulate or determine their behaviour or conduct. Nobody holds Beyonce responsible for what her teeming fans, “Beyhives” do.
Anyways, I have instructed my lawyers to take up this matter and she will be hearing from them by Monday. It’s time to put a stop to online bullying and bad behaviour in line with the rule of law.
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Lizzy’s Reaction to Controversy
The accused, Anjorin who is no stranger to controversies has said that she is not bothered if people tag her as being controversial.
She made this known in a chat with newsmen in a recent interview.She stated:
“I am not bothered if people think I am controversial that is what people have been seeing in me.
I have a wonderful personality and I am doing great.
If I am a bad person, I won’t be as great as this. I am still striving towards more success”.