Freelance journalist, Oluwatosin Adeshokan, has been sacked by respected magazine The Africa Report after he was called out on Twitter for sexual harassment.
Kiki Mordi had yesterday accused the freelance journalist whose works have been published in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, VICE, CNN, Quartz, The Africa Report and more of being a sex predator who harasses young girls.
Taking to her Twitter page, Kiki Mordi claimed Oluwatosin Adeshokan, pretends to be “asexual” just to gain women’s trust before taking advantage of them.
In response to Kiki Mordi’s post, many ladies came forward revealing the inappropriate chats he had with them, as a teenager revealed he once sent her his dick pics.
Another lady, Angel Nduka-Nwosu, also went on to narrate that she has been suffering from Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after he sexually assaulted her.
Early this morning, Oluwatosin Adeshokan took to his Twitter page to pen an apology to his victims, as he said he was truly sorry for making some people feel uncomfortable.
Taking full responsibility for his behaviour, he stated that he deeply regrets those conversations and hoped they go away with time.
See what he wrote below;
“I’m honestly and truly sorry for everything I did. I rationalised it in my head by thinking it was sexual banter. It wasn’t. I made people uncomfortable. I’m honestly and truly sorry. I know this it too little too late and I was caught and this seems like I’m trying to save face.
I’m sorry for making everybody feel uncomfortable. I will like to sincerely apologise to anyone and everyone that I have had inappropriate conversations with in the past. I’m particularly sorry because I had the trust of the women and my friends.
I take absolute responsibility for my behaviour. I was stupid and idiotic. I have honestly tried to do better as a person. I deeply deeply regret those conversations and hoped that with time, it would go away as I kept trying to be better.
I know that nobody owes me forgiveness or even the work that comes with me trying to do better. But, I really am honestly sorry and I am trying to do better.
I have been reaching out in private to some of the people I’ve been inappropriate with. I also understand that waiting until now to do this betrays what I’m saying.
I know nothing I ever say will make it right, but I promise to do better now and moving forward.”
I've written and deleted and written statements on this because honestly, I don't know what to say and how to prove that I'm genuinely sorry for everything I've been accused of.
But I'm honestly and truly sorry. This is too little and too late, but this will never happen again. pic.twitter.com/LpVu2PnZqA
— Oluwatosin Adeshokan (@theOluwatosin) September 11, 2020
He has now been sacked by respected magazine The Africa Report from his job as the West Africa correspondent of the magazine.
This was confirmed in the below statement;
A statement from The Africa Report about Oluwatosin Adeshokan, with whom we are terminating our relationship. pic.twitter.com/wQREvDPjgP
— The Africa Report (@TheAfricaReport) September 11, 2020