Timini Egbuson, Nollywood actor, has broken his silence on the allegations against him by Lydia Balogun, his ex-girlfriend.
On Tuesday, Lydia took to Twitter to put out a now-viral thread where she dubbed Timini a “pervert and predator.”
She had claimed that he found his way into her life but, since their split, the actor had sworn to ruin her reputation.
“Meeting this man, I had no clue about his sexual past or who he had been involved with, didn’t know anyone from his social circle. And now I know it is also intentional,” Lydia had written.
“When he told me he’d make an exception for me despite how young I was (19). I actually believed that and thought “wow he must really like me.”
Reacting to the allegations, Timini, 34, put out a statement where he gave his side of the story over the fallout between him and Lydia.
“Firstly, I do not condone having relationships or courting anyone under the age of consent. Baseless accusations of sexual abuse or grooming of underaged women are something I don’t take lightly given the severity,” he wrote.
To all concerned pic.twitter.com/GAsFHktTpy
— Timini Egbuson (@_Timini) August 17, 2021
“Secondly, let’s be clear, I am a single adult man who has dated women of different ages, all of whom were older than the legal consenting age. Lydia and I dated two years ago.
“We were both consenting adults at the time and our families knew and approved of each other. Our relationship didn’t work out due to circumstances we were both at fault for, which resulted in us parting ways.
“Our relationship was a volatile one and mistakes were made on both ends. Nevertheless, I learned from it and I have since moved on. I honestly, would like to put that chapter of my life behind me and I wish her well.”
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