Olakunle Churchill has threatened to sue Tonto Dikeh, his former wife, over their fresh row on social media.
Dikeh and Churchill tied the knot in 2015 but the union ended two years later. The union was blessed with a son.
Since the split, the former lovers have always aimed digs at each other on social media. In 2020, they also engaged in a heated war of words on Instagram.
A fresh feud started recently after Churchill celebrated Omodayo King, his son, on social media on the occasion of the boy’s birthday.
The birthday wishes did not, however, go down well with the actress who took to Instagram to tackle her ex-husband.
The comment turned into a bitter confrontation, with Dikeh sharing clips of her 2020 allegations against Churchill.
In his reaction, Churchill’s lawyers put out a legal document threatening a lawsuit if Dikeh failed to retract her claims.
Among the allegations, according to his counsel, is the claim that Churchill is a “blackmailer, fraudster, thief, and irresponsible father.”
“[The] false statements have been made public to tarnish our client’s image all because of the simple fact that the romantic relationship between you and our client came to an end,” the legal letter reads.
“You have continuously defamed our client and posted false accusations/information on the YouTube Platform in order to make money at our client’s expense.
“These accusations have affected our client and his wife in their businesses, their career, and public images thereby causing distress to our client’s family as a result of the lies, public humiliation, and threats directed at them.
“Your continuous defamatory posts and untrue accusations have been reposted by several platforms and blogs, thereby causing severe injury and financial losses to our client’s business.
“Our client has contacted you to retract your defamatory posts and has even granted interviews to repair his image with valid proof but you refused and continued to insult and harass our client.”
Churchill’s lawyers gave Dikeh a 24-hour ultimatum to issue an apology via her social media pages.
“You are hereby required to take corrective actions immediately by not only retracting those false statements but also rendering an apology to our client for the same,” the letter further reads.
“Notices are hereby given to you to retract your defamatory posts and render our client a public apology preferably on your Instagram page @tontolet where you harmed our client’s reputation
“…within 24 hours of your receipt of this letter, failing which we shall not hesitate to invoke the full and compelling force of the law against you.
“Take further notice that where recourse is had to litigation, our claim shall include damages and cost of the said action.”
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