Ekemini Aniefiok Ekerette, ex-Big Brother Naija housemate, says the truth of the sexual assault controversy of the reality show lies between him and Tokunbo Idowu, his alleged victim.

Kemen was disqualified from the reality show after being alleged to have fondled TBoss without seeking her consent.

Speaking with Saturday Scoop, Kemen said the organisers of the Big Brother Naija show know more about the incident than most Nigerians.

Kemen also explained his side of the story, noting that he simply attempted to cuddle TBoss and was adjusting the duvet – an act which he says was interpreted as fondling her.

“I believe that Nigerians are very brilliant people and I’ve decided to care less about what is said on social media. The truth lies with me and Tboss,” he said.

“I want Nigerians to realise that the organisers know more than they do. We are in a country where people have the freedom to express themselves and we’re all entitled to our opinions. Some people might see something as right while some other people might view the same thing as wrong, so it has been a battle of words.”

He recounted: “On that night, I slept before Tboss and I used the duvet that was on the bed to cover myself. When Tboss came to bed, she used the other duvet. When I wanted to go back to sleep, I attempted to cuddle her. In the course of doing that, I had to lift the duvet that was between us.

“My hand movement that was seen on camera was me trying to make way through the duvet and get close to her. She woke up immediately I wrapped my hands around her; opened the duvet and adjusted her body so she could move closer to me. And that was where the video stopped. Tboss always slept in a three-quarter short and a spaghetti top which she used as a nightgown.

“She is not a deep sleeper. She also has the highest stack of alcohol in her cupboard because she rarely drinks. On the night of the incident, I was not drunk, and I don’t think she was too, even though I cannot speak for her.”

The fitness expert says he has chosen not to be weighed down by the controversy, adding that “I have put everything that happened behind me”.



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