Leaked Nude Video: Actress Maryam Booth, Ex-Boyfriend Deezell Speak
Nigerian actress, Maryam Booth has finally reacted to a viral nude video of her in circulation on social media.
The Kannywood actress has accused her ex-boyfriend Ibrahim Rufai of leaking the video and vowed to take legal action against him.
26-year-old booth was compelled to speak on the matter after #MaryamBooth recently trended on social media, with accompanying naked video of her.
In the leaked video, the actress was seen in a room trying to put on her panties when someone recorded a three-second clip of her, apparently without her consent.
A statement the actress released via her verified Instagram page (@officialmaryambooth), suggested that her ex-lover, a Nigerian Dubai-based musician popularly known as Deezell, was behind the leaked video.
Booth said, “I am aware of the current trends and media outrage regarding the unfortunate leaked video, purported to be me, released via number of social media platforms, and viewed by thousands of people so far.
“Initially, I wanted to keep mute until security agencies concluded their forensic research and investigation.
“The recent statement from someone, in-person of lIbrahim Ahmad Rufai, popularly known as Deezecategoricallye with no choice but to break the silence. As a woman, actress and role model I will not let this matter to be swept under the carpet.
“For the record, I want to categorically state that this same man (lbrahim Ahmad Rufai) has been, in multiple occasions threatened to leaked my video if I didn’t give him money.
“As a woman, actress, and role model, I have been trying to protect my dignity through possible means, but without my knowledge, the three-year-old video was leaked.
“In a situation like this, one need to be very observant before any pronouncement, but it is true that Deezell was my Ex who then sneakily recorded me while I was changing.
“I am already in touch with associates for consultation, which may require taking legal actions against whoever is responsible for leaking it.
“I want to appreciate my family, friends and particularly my fans for their compassion, sympathy and concern in this trying time. Thank you all.”
Deezell Denies Allegation
Deezell has however denied leaking Booth’s nude video. He spoke via his Instagram page @OfficialDeezel.
Deezell threatened to sue Booth over the allegation.
“My attention has been drawn toa certain nude video with aa popular Hausa Actress Maryam Booth circulating on social media platpieces of evidenceupled with a false allegation on my person that I leaked the video. Unfortunately, these misguided elements and agents of destruction failed woefully to furnish any evidences and particulars that link me with the said leaked video in circulation.
“As good faith requires an answer, I wish to make clear that, at all material time, I did not leak the alleged video in circulation on social media and to the best of my knowledge, I do not know who leaked the video.
“As a Muslim, I know that it is against the Holy Qur’an the and teachings of our Noble Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) to spread out or expose wrongful action/deeds of another to the public, more especially
on social media with sole aim of causing harm.
“Again, these outrageous allegations made against me on social media of a trending unclad video of a Muslim sister is completely false in all ramification and want everyone to know that this accusation is false in every aspect.
“Although the reason for this false allegation against me is not within my knowledge, I wish to call on those responsible for this false allegation to withdraw their state steps and apologise for hard-earned social media platform within 12 hours with immediate effect. Failure to do so, I will be left sympathize with other options but to take proper legal step to protect my hard earned reputation and personality in question because of your false allegations.
“Finally, I wish to sympathize with the victim and urge her to investigate the source of the leaked video in circulation and take proper legal action to ensure justice against the perpetrators,” he said.