There seems to be no end to this red dress drama.
Just when everyone thought it was over, the bride, Lawrentta Sawyerr, whose wedding dress Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe wore for her 40th birthday photo shoot threatened on Tuesday to sue not only the designer who disappointed her but also Mercy Aigbe for connivance!
In a letter addressed to the designer titled “Notification of Breach of Contract and Allegations of Fraudulent, Unlawful and Criminal Conduct”, the bride’s lawyers CapitalField Attorneys stated that their client, Lawrenta Sawyerr, would seek legal redress if the designer didn’t resolve the matter.
The lawyers have accused the designer and Mercy Aigbe of fraudulent conspiracy to convert their client’s property for “selfish gains”.
The designer was given seven days to resolve the matter.
Here is the letter:
Meanwhile, this morning, Mercy Aigbe, through her lawyers has responded to the letter indicating she never met with the designer of the controversial red dress let alone connive with her to deny the bride her of her wedding dress.
Mercy Aigbe has however demanded a public apology within 7days or she’ll also seek redress in a law court and further sue the bride and the designer for false accusation and trying to defame her person.
In an Instagram post, Mercy wrote:
“The lingering ‘Red Dress’ issue continued this morning as the bride threatened to sue the designer Rikaotobyme and also falsely accused me of connivance with the said designer …..( without substantial proof or evidence ) Having served Rikaotobyme a letter tru my lawyer on Jan 8 to issue an official statement on the above subject matter with clear indications that I have never met her before or transacted business with her which she failed to do, I have instructed my lawyer to go ahead and seek redress.
For the bride, in as much as I sympathize with her, I take exception to her accusing me falsely and trying to cast aspersions on my person.
I have given the bride tru her lawyers 7 days to retract the statement that read thus; ‘the sequence detailed above has evidenced a deliberate and fraudulent conspiracy between the designer and Ms Mercy Aigbe to convert our client’s legal property for selfish gains’. This is a malicious allegation. Whao, where is the legal property I want to convert. What a statement. I hereby demand a retraction and public apology, failure to do so I will have no option than to seek redress in the law court by suing her ( the bride) and the designer for false accusation and trying to defame my person…….???” (sic)
Here is Mercy Aigbe’s lawyers’ letter