Yoruba actress Laide Bakare has refuted claims of her nude pictures making rounds on social media.
Earlier in the week, popular blogger known as gistlover made a post about this rumor insisting that Laide sent her nudes to her lover and the lover has in turn shared it to the public while promising to post the pictures at a later date.
Laide took to her Instagram page to drop the disclaimer about such rumors.
The actress noted that she was inclined to ignore the story but have decided to speak out to protect their reputation and address the concerns of their family, friends, and fans.
Laide Bakare went further to assert her standing as an actress, movie producer, and role model of international repute and also state her intention to involve law enforcement and cyber security experts to bring the perpetrators of the malicious act to justice.
In the lenghthy post she wrote:
My attention has been drawn to a fake and malicious news circulating in the social media alleging that I sent my nude pictures to a so-called lover who has now released same to the public.
My initial reaction was to ignore this completely false and sensational story. However, in the interest of my family, friends and fans all over the world, who have been concerned and embarrassed by these wicked lies, I hereby state emphatically that these stories are completely false and the handiwork of some wicked and mindless people.
I have never and I will never share my nude pictures with anyone. Not even in my long acting career have I accepted a nude role.
I am an actress, movie producer and role model of international standing with over 2 decades of hard-earned reputation. In defence of this profile and in order not to grant victory to evil doers, I am now taking steps to bring in law enforcement and cyber security experts in Nigeria and Internationally to get to the root of this malicious act and bring the shameless perpetrators to justice.
Following the advice of my lawyers and security agents, I will not be making any further comments on this until otherwise advised.
I thank family, friends and fans who have shown love and concern during this period. I love you all and I will remain unshaken.