Kannywood actress, Maryam Booth has been trending for over three days over her leaked nude video which went viral since Wednesday.
In the 3-second-video leaked on Twitter by an unknown source, Maryam could be seen stark naked, trying to put on her clothes and she snatched the phone from whoever was behind the camera.
In a statement made available to journalists, the actress accused her ex-boyfriend of being behind the leak and said he had been blackmailing her, threatening to release the video if she refused to pay him.
Read full statement below:
“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,” she said.
“Initially, I wanted to keep mute until security agencies concluded their forensic research and investigation.
“The recent statement from someone, in person of Ibrahim Ahmad Rufai, popularly known as Deezell, leaves me 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 (Ibrahim Ahmad Rufai) has been, in multiple occasions threatened to leak my video if I didn’t give him money.
“As a woman, actress and role model to millions, 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.”