According to a report sighted on dailyguidenetwork.com, an Accra High Court has awarded Yvonne Nelson GH500,000 in a defamation case against Mona Gucci for the malicious comments she made about the award-winning actress on Accra-based Neat FM earlier this year.
In the said interview Mona Gucci boldly mentioned Yvonne Nelson’s name among her list of people she referred to as being ‘slay queens’.
” Yvonne doesn’t show off, but she is a slay because you know the slay queen it entails a lot, we have both showing off and some contacts and people who we know that the things that you do and the lifestyle you exhibit, someone is paying for you behind the scenes,” she alleged.
But after the video went viral, Yvonne made her counsel write to Mona to retract her malicious statement and apologize and offer she decided to throw to the digs but rather go on social media to attack Yvonne the more.
Mona Gucci is recorded to have written: “YVONNE NELSON SAYS SHE’S SUING ME IN COURT SOMEONE SHOULD TELL HER I SAID SHE SHOULD FUCK OFF … YVONNE FUCK THE FUCK OFF!! AND DON’T DISGRACE YOURSELF!! … ” and subsequently, “FUCK OFF YVONNE, SHUT THE FUCK UP I won’t FUCKIN APOLOGIZE TO USO HURRY UP AND LETS FUCKIN MEET IN COURT,” on social media at the time.
So it eventually went to court and today, the Court presided over by Justice John Eugene Nyante Nyandu ordered Mona to pay GH¢500,000 to Yvonne and also apologise for her defamatory publication about the celebrated actress.
According to court documents, she was being evasive when she was being served the writ of summons.
“On the 13″‘ July 2020 the Plaintiff/Applicant herein caused a writ of summons and statement claim to be issued against the defendant praying for the reliefs set out in the statement of claim and the endorsement on the writ of summons. My Lord, it became necessary to serve the processes by substituted service due to the evasiveness of the defendant. That on the 8th June 2021 an order for substituted service was granted. That my Lord will notice from the docket that the defendant was served by an Affidavit of Posting dated the 8th of July, 2021. That a search dated 13th of October, 2021 shows that the defendant has made no response to the suit. That accordingly with the rules, we, therefore, pray this court for an order for Judgment in Default of Appearance. Respectfully submitted,” the document quoted Yvonne’s counsel to have said.
The Court, therefore, granted the application as prayed by Yvonne Nelson’s counsel.
Portions of this article were picked from dailyguidenetwork.com