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Actress Uche Jombo says she was a victim of sexual assault in Nollywood

Actress Uche Jombo says she was a victim of sexual assault in Nollywood

Nollywood actress cum producer Uche Jombo has voiced out against the growing increase of sexual assault rocking the movie industry.

Reacting to the incidence of widespread allegations of sexual assault on upcoming actresses in an interview with HipTV, the actress said she was once a victim.
She said; “I’ve been in that kind of situation twice during my starting days. I rehearsed for almost two weeks only to come next and find that someone else was reading my role because I declined the request to ‘see me’ (for sex).That experience made me weep seriously, I was hurt but four to five years later, I made it big.”

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The 38-year-old actress also explained how she survived and maintained her stance at the detriment of her career at the time.

“It is personal integrity. In my days, we move on when we’re denied opportunities for refusing to give in to s#xual demands.
“Sometimes, it’s your individual strength, drive and process that matters. What takes some six months to accomplish might take others six years. Are you ready to wait for your time or you just want a shortcut that leads to no long-lasting opportunity? If you want the shortcut, chances are that there are people willing to give it,” she added.

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