The Toke Makinwa book has led to her ex husband,Maje Ayida taking out legal steps to sue her.Maje has employed top legal experts from the UK and Nigeria to take out an injunction to stop her further promoting the On becoming book.They are also asking her to take back copies that she has sold.How they expect her to do that is beyond me.
I expected this action to have been taking by the fitness instructor immediately his wife released the book,not months later when the damage had already been done.
He is claiming the allegations are false and damaging his reputation thereby affecting his
brand and business.Among the accusations in "On becoming" is that he gave his estranged wife STD.
He now says this and other revelations in the memoirs is an “exaggerated fabrication”.
He has also asked her to stop the sales of the book and all forms of promotional activities.
According to him, it is untrue that he gave Toke a s*xually transmitted disease in the past or at any stage in their relationship. It is also “highly misleading” for her book to allege that he “did not financially contribute adequately” to their marriage.
The Cable reports that Maje's lawyers have also sent Toke a “letter of demand” which says her book contains “defamatory words”.
The law firms he hired both the United Kingdom and Nigeria to handle the case are:
According to the letter of demand sent to Makinwa, her estranged husband was said to have “requested legal separation” from her “within 6 months” of their marriage in January 2014 — “when it became clear that the marriage was breaking down”.
The author of the controversial book was alleged to have signed a legal separation agreement in July 2014.
The letter said it was well documented that the couple had agreed to separate by July 2014, which the book failed to record.
“The book misleadingly describes the circumstances at the time,” the letter read.
Pinheiro LP, the Nigerian law firm, said it was untrue that Maje had given her an “STI in the past or at any stage in their relationship.”
“The publicity sought by you has been relentless, and limitless,” said Adebowale Kamoru in the letter of demand, on behalf of Pinheiro LP.
The law firm further noted that the publication has brought “public ridicule” on Maje, noting that his reputation has been “assaulted, injured and damaged.”
“His professional integrity as one of the leading health and wellness practitioners in Nigeria, and his professional credibility built over the years through dedicated hard work have been besmirched”, the letter said.According to the law firm, Makinwa’s representation of Ayida in the book was “not a true reflection of who he is, his character and his background.”
Maje Ayida, through his lawyers, has, among other things, informed Makinwa to retrieve the already-sold books and stop all forms of distribution, TheCable Lifestyle understands.
The letter mandated Makinwa to “withdraw from circulation all copies of the book and take immediate steps to call in all copies of the book already distributed and deliver up same at the place to be agreed upon by our client for destruction.”
It further said a failure by the popular celebrity to “retract” the “published words” and tender a full page unreserved apology to him in three national dailies “will result in the commencement of legal action.”
The author was also advised to “take immediate steps” to stop the distribution of the books on Amazon, iTunes and all forms of promotion on her social media accounts.
She was given seven days upon receipt of the letter to comply with the demands or they’d be forced to seek legal redress in court.
A bloody mess indeed.Personally as i said earlier,i think this is tea after sugar,he should have made this move a long time ago.This is just going to further renew interest in the book,which is no good to him ,but a great financial book for the estranged wife.I cannot see how he can come out of this smelling good.
He should have kept his little man in his pants more often,maybe then he wouldn't be in this mess.Just maybe.