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Four things Serwaa Amihere disclosed in response to leaked intimate video

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Serwaa Amihere has broken her silence regarding the recent leak of an intimate video involving her.

In a statement released on April 24, 2024, Amihere addressed several key issues surrounding the leaked footage, shedding light on four issues surrounding its release.

When recording was done

According to her, the intimate video surfaced on April 2, 2024.

She clarified that the video was recorded five years ago, emphasising that its release has caused significant embarrassment to herself, her family, and her loved ones.

Moreover, Amihere acknowledged the impact of the leaked footage on her employers, as well as the businesses and brands she represents.

Extortion

In her statement, Amihere confirmed that she had been subject to threats and extortion in the lead-up to the video’s release.

She disclosed that law enforcement agencies had made efforts to apprehend the individuals responsible for the extortion, but the video still found its way onto the internet.

Embarrassment

Expressing regret caused by the leaked video, Amihere apologised to her family, loved ones, colleagues and the public.

She acknowledged the disappointment and frustration felt by those who have supported her throughout her career in the media.

Lesson learned

Reflecting on the lessons learned from this ordeal, Amihere stated, “At the time, five years ago, I considerably underestimated the extent of my influence, my potential, what I would become, and what I would come to represent to this society.”

Meanwhile, three individuals allegedly responsible for circulating the said video are the subject of a legal process.

Identified as Edem Saviour Ketti, Candylove Kwakyewaa Ababio, and Henry Amponsah, also known as Henry Fitz, the trio faces multiple charges related to sexual extortion and the dissemination of private visual content.

The charges brought against them include conspiracy to commit a crime, specifically the non-consensual sharing of intimate images, as outlined in Section 23 (1) of the Criminal Offenses Act 1960 and the Cybersecurity Act 2020.

Additionally, they are accused of sexual extortion under Section 66(1) of the Cybersecurity Act 2020.

Read her full statement below:

On April 2, 2024, someone posted an intimate video of me on the internet. This came almost 5 months after threats and extortion, along with efforts by the police to bring the extortionists to book.
The video (which was made 5 years ago) has severely embarrassed me, my family and my loved ones. It has also exposed my employers, and the businesses and brands I represent to embarrassment.

Additionally, the video has been a source of frustration to all who have been my support, inspiration, and encouragement throughout my journey in the media.

At the time, 5 years ago, I considerably underestimated the extent of my influence, my potential, what I would become, and what I would come to represent to this society.

Sincerely, I say sorry for the embarrassment, disappointment, and frustration which this matter has caused to my family and loved ones, to the distinguished businesses and brands I represent, and to you.

In all, I have learnt deeply useful lessons for the future.

Thank you.

~Serwaa Amihere

April 24, 2024, Accra.