OluTimehin Adegbeye, the lady who accused Andre Blaze of sexual assault in 2018, has come out once again to remind Nigerians of the incident.
In a post she updated on her twitter page, OluTimehin wrote that Andre Blaze, who is the voice behind the Big Brother Naija reality TV show, assaulted her and he did so in the presence of other people.
She wrote on her page:
Just a friendly reminder that all of you watching Big Brother are listening to the voice of Andre Blaze Henshaw, who sexually assaulted me while I was incapacitated, in full view of other people, and despite the fact that another woman who saw him tried to make him stop.
Tell me again how survivors “speaking up” and “naming our abusers” somehow magically stops them from having the resources, social space and power to abuse other people.
Tell me again how accusations of sexual violence are terrible things that ‘ruin men’s lives’.
The BBC never apologised, by the way. Nor did they seem to remember or care what they did before inviting me to speak at another one of their ‘pro-woman’ events this year. Trololololol.
The problem isn’t that most people don’t believe survivors — even though that’s a huge problem in and of itself. The real problem is that people simply do not care.