The company recently had to deal with severe backlash following a claim by Tobore Ovuorie in an interview with Pulse Nigeria that ‘Oloture’ is an adaptation of her life’s work without her consent.
Mo Abudu, however, insists that the ‘Oloture’ story was conceived from in-depth research on sex and human trafficking.
According to a statement shared via Abudu’s Instagram page, the media mogul’s lawyers claim ‘Oloture’ is a “work of fiction and was inspired by a variety of true events.”
“The movie evolved after in-depth research and wide consultation with several entities with diverse accounts of human/sex trafficking which informed the development of ‘Oloture’ as a social impact project“, the statement adds.
The filmmaker has since disabled comments on the trending statement which comes in the wake of a Pulse interview with Tobore Ovuorie. The journalist alleged in the explosive interview that EbonyLife Films adapted her 2014 sex trafficking report without her express permission.
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