PR company dismisses interview comments allegedly made by actress

The PR company representing the actress released a disclaimer connecting her to an interview which she allegedly granted to a popular news reporting company.

Ufuoma McDermott

The management of a PR company, "Without A Box", has released a public statement in defence of Nollywood actress, Ufuoma McDermott, acting as a disclaimer in respect to some comments allegedly made by the actress.

In the statement, the company refuted claims that McDermott granted an interview to National Mirror, where comments about the role of Nigerian ladies in sexual harassment was made.

The statement reads, "We act as Public Relations Consultants to Ufuoma McDermott, a Nollywood Actor, hereinafter referred to as our Client. Our attention has been drawn to a newspaper publication of an interview supposedly granted by our Client and published in the National Mirror Newspaper and Website on Saturday June 11, 2016 titled . In the alleged interview our client was attributed with the following comments on sexual harassment:

"As a result of these said comments, our Client has been inundated with phone calls from all over the globe from Fans, Mentees, Friends, Relatives, Well Wishers, Business Partners and Colleagues in the industry on the above comments."

"The General Public is hereby notified that our Client, Ufuoma McDermott did not at any time grant an interview to the National Mirror Newspaper on the above subject. Further, our Client has not met and therefore could not possibly have granted an interview to the National Mirror Reporter, Yemisi Adeniran, on the subject. We would like to state for the record that the above views credited to our Client are false, malicious and aimed at ridiculing and diminishing the personality and reputation of our Client, Ufuoma McDermott."

"The National Mirror and its Reporter, Yemisi Adeniran, are by this Notice demanded to issue a public apology and retraction to our Client within the next 7 days from today. Failure to meet the above demand will result in legal action against the National Mirror Newspapers to redress this libelous, malicious and unprofessional publication. Ufuoma McDermott does not and will not condone sexual harassment or violence and remains totally committed to promoting morals, values and advocating for the rights of women and the girl child."

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