- Actress Stephanie Okereke-Linus is known for her stellar films and her scandal free reputation
- But she has been accused of stealing the script of her film Dry from a little known script writer
- She has responded to the allegations
Earlier today NAIJ.com brought you a story of one Daniella Madudu who accused popular actress Stephanie Okereke-Linus of stealing the script for her film Dry.
NAIJ.com reached out to Stephanie’s team and they responded that the actress wouldn’t be responding to the accusation as her lawyers are handling the matter.
Joy Ndidi the writer who Daniella accused of stealing the script also put out a statement denying that Stephanie stole the idea.
She said Daniella is just harassing Stephanie because she wants to publish her book and she wants cheap publicity.
Read her full statement below:
"I JOY NDIDI hereby refute Daniella Madudu’s claim that I copied her book to give to Stephanie Linus- idahosa. Miss Madudu claims that I was one of her editors in 2011; This is a malicious lie as I have never read her book. I met Miss Madudu in 2014 in a friend’s dorm on a visit to Obafemi Awolowo University. I was introduced to her by a friend.
I have always been a diehard fan of Stephanie Linus and I found out about her blog, in August 2012 where she posted a picture from the scene of dry.
I had a friend who worked at Genevieve magazine early 2013 who gave me one of his old phones, I had a problem with my phone at the time. I saw Stephanie Linus number saved on the phone. I called the phone number but I couldn’t get through. I finally got across to her in May 2013, after I sent her series of my articles. I became her blogging assistant in June, 2013. After which she had already shot the first part of the Movie ‘Dry’ (Nigerian scenes) as she showed me a teaser trailer on a visit to her house as her office was in her house.
In July 2013, Stephanie released her teaser trailer in support of the “Child not bride campaign” a month after I started working with her and she shot the remaining part of the movie same year.
I met Daniella Madudu in February 2014, a year later. I was never Daniella’s friend not until that year. I also have cause to believe Daniella is doing this in order to exploit Stephanie Linus as I heard from a mutual friend that she is trying to release the book behind the veil and she wants to use Stephanie for cheap publicity.
Stephanie already shot her movie before she hired me or ever met me at all and even released a teaser trailer before I met Daniella at all. So, her claims make absolutely no sense as facts don’t lie."
As soon as more details on this matter unfold, be sure that NAIJ.com will bring you details.
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