Following an allegation by actress Lizzy Anjorin against fellow actress Toyin Abraham, of having a blog which posted a negative story on her, new mother Toyin Abraham has decided to make the case legal.
On Monday, the actress said Abraham posted the notification letter from a law firm; Legal House Solicitors, addressed to Ms Anjorin and sent to her office at Ikota Shopping Complex, Ikoyi, stating that they are representing Toyin Abraham formerly known as Toyin Aimahku, and will be addressing the case.
The heading of the letter is: “Cease and Desist Notice-Defamatory Statement Concerning Toyin Abraham.”
The actress stated that she would no longer address the issue, saying it would be handled by her lawyers.
“Silence is not golden,” she wrote, regarding her post.
“Rather than wrestle with a pig, it might be ideal to let the pig know that it belongs in the pen. No longer speaking on this, my management team and attorneys are taking this up.”
Over the weekend, Toyin Abraham said: “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 libeled 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 they concern 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.”