Actress Amanda du Pont and podcaster MacGyver “MacG” Mukwevho have taken legal action against each other.
Amanda has served MacG with court papers after his lawyers summoned her to apologise for falsely accusing him of rape and requested a “round table meeting”.
In the legal papers that have been circulating on social media since Monday, Amanda's legal representatives said the actress refuses to apologise for the remarks she made in a statement she shared on her social pages after the airing of the Jub Jub episode on Podcast and Chill on December 1.
“Your clients proceeded to laugh with Mr Maarohanye about the latter's plan to take our client's virginity (which, for the record was taken without her consent) … your clients' above conduct constituted civil injuria as well as crimen injuria against our client.
“Our client will not make the public apology you have demanded whether today or ever. Our client will also not comply with any of your clients' other demands.”
This comes as a response to MacG's attorneys, Tania Mokwana Inc Attorneys, serving the actress with a cease and desist letter for making “defamatory statements” on her social media.
“Your unfounded remarks have consequentially influenced a large number of people to now view and label our client as a rapist and abuser. Our client’s reputation as a public figure in SA has been gravely undermined by your false, slanderous, defamatory remarks against our client,”
Read the full statement below:
[READ] Amanda du Pont has responded to MacG via her attorney and made it categorically clear she will NEVER apologise for how he featured in her video remarks. Im fact, she says MacG's laughter and word choices as a podcaster amount to both civil and crimen iniura against her 1/3 pic.twitter.com/5g7GulQp3B
— Eusebius McKaiser (@Eusebius) December 6, 2021
In a statement on Monday, Jub Jub apologised unreservedly to Du Pont for saying in the interview he’d “smashed” her during their relationship, which caused humiliation and hurt.
Du Pont is yet to respond to Maarohanye’s apology but said while Mukwevho claimed to be against gender-based violence, he still proceeded to upload his interview with Maarohanye on his YouTube channel after she made the damning allegations. The interview remains online.
She argued that Mukwevho did so purely for financial gain and with complete disdain for her dignity and survivors of sexual violence.
She intends on including him in her legal action against Jub Jub.