Kenyan Film Producer and Actor Nicholas Munene Mutuma alias ‘Nick Mutuma’, was forced to issue another statement in a response to old sexual assault allegations that have arisen again.
The timing of these allegations according to many, are suspicious since they come in line with his new movie release ‘Sincerely Daisy’ on NetFlix, questioning if there is an attempt to smear his reputation.
Nicks Statement On Twitter
In a statement he posted on Twitter on Monday, Mutuma said these old allegations have caused a week-long nightmare to him and his family.
The statement below comes as a response to sexual assault allegations that came to light in 2017, in which he categorically denies.
Last few days have been a nightmare for me and my family. Here’s my truth. pic.twitter.com/bWy2x9DcgJ
— Nick Mutuma (@nickmutuma) October 19, 2020
I Am Not Perfect, But I’m Not The Person People Are Trying To Portray Me As
“I know I’m not perfect, but I’m not the person these people tried to portray me as. Every day, I work towards being a better person; but it is so hard to do that when people are constantly being pulled back by people that are convinced that you are a monster,” his statement read in part.
Silence Not Due To Guilt or Complacency
Mutuma added that he did not want his silence to be misinterpreted as guilt or complacency.
“Yet I did not want to speak and have my words twisted and misrepresented. It is unfortunate that despite this I have been put on trial in the court of public opinion, prosecuted and ruled guilty by persons with malicious intentions.”
In 2017, a Twitter thread alleging that he had harassed several women began with a screenshot of a private WhatsApp conversation posted by a third party.
In the screenshot, the second party (a friend of the alleged victim) explained that the actor’s would-be victim was not ready to talk.
The third party then prompted the second party to expose the accused actor without mentioning the victim’s name.
The said WhatsApp screenshot prompted another Twitter user, Koome Gitobu, to also Tweet his own accusation against the actor.
Gitobu tweeted: “I showed this screenshot to my girlfriend, and it turns out he has also sexually harassed her before, to the point of trying to force himself on her.”
Mutuma denied all allegations. Those who emerged to support him maintained that the claims were malicious gossip.
“I entirely deny the story that is currently circulating about me. I’m extremely distressed that I’m being linked to this. I am passionate about creating an environment where women feel – and are – safe and respected,” he said then.
It is unfortunate that in an era of information, a lot of misinformation is spread across the internet. A person can lose everything in less than 140 characters, without even being given the opportunity to defend themselves.
— Nick Mutuma (@nickmutuma) November 10, 2017
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