Controversial Nollywood actor, Yomi Fabiyi, has refuted allegations of sexual harassment against his colleague, Bimpe Oyebade, aka Mo Bimpe.
In 2021, the actress accused Fabiyi of subjecting her to constant harassment, bullying and threats.
Her claim had come as a response to the release of Fabiyi’s movie, ‘Oko Iyabo’ on the sexual assault allegations against Baba Ijesha.
“I didn’t make myself available for his sexual needs despite how much he tried. Yomi Fabiyi needs to be stopped. Thank God for grace, I would have given up on this dream because of his constant harassment, bullying and threats,” Mo Bimpe had stated.
However, in a recent interview, Fabiyi revisited the allegations despite the fact that he had responded to the allegations before, he explained the circumstances that surrounded Mo Bimpe’s feature in his movie. He denied claims that he demanded sex from the actress before enlisting her in his movie.
“I starred her in my movie when nobody knew her and I never asked her for sex before I put her in the movie.
“I always tell her that whenever she is chanced, she should come to Lagos so that I can brush her up and keep her up to speed before shooting.
“We shot the movie and we were there together, I didn’t say before I give you this role I must have sex with you. People who do such things, that will be their first condition before they even give you that kind of role.
“I didn’t demand anything from you, I didn’t say come and have sex, I just wanted to help you. After we finished shooting and she noticed I didn’t ask her for anything, she came to tell me she’s following another man, Gabriel to Lagos.
“Why is she saying that I sexually assaulted her when many men have slept with her before she settled down with who she’s with today,” he stated.