The crashed marriage between Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe and her husband, Lanre Gentry took another turn this morning when Mercy decided to answer all allegations levelled against her by her husband in an interview he granted BONONLINE.
According to Mercy, who was speaking the first time since the incident happened, her marital life was bedeviled with beatings and constant threats. Denying all allegations as false, Mercy Aigbe, whose only product in the marriage is a son, said Lanre had always threatened to destroy her image if she dare leave him even while he battered her.
In the interview granted BON on April 4, Lanre had accused his estranged wife of adultery and how he caught her with many men. He also cited that Mercy was mentally unstable, his efforts at taking her for various treatment for the medical condition and how Mercy never took care of her parents, a duty he performed for many years while they were married.
In a letter on her Instagram handle, Mercy wrote:
“Dear Lanre Gentry, It breaks my heart that I have to do this but as it is you have left me with no choice……I had sleepless night because I just couldn’t comprehend why someone i loved , someone with whom I have a child will be hell bent on destroying me, I just cannot comprehend it……..
I read with tears in my eyes all the LIES you fabricated against me, LIES you feel will justify your inhumane act, LIES you feel will gain you public sympathy and LIES calculated to bring my person to public opprobrium……..
You claim ….
(1) I am Mentally Unstable (2) That you have caught me with different men
(3) That I do not take care of my parents (4) That a man rented an apartment for me……….
LIES all LIES……..
Dear hubby I challenge you to back on your claims with PROOF!!!!!!!!!……….
Hmmmm lanre you forget quickly!…., you forget how I have labored and stood by you all these years, even tho all what I was getting from you was constant beating, harrasment ,threat to my life and threat to destroying my image if I dare,leave you…… .,,You must PROOF all your allegations otherwise God knows I am going to add another lawsuit to the one on ground!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Although my Team has been pleading with me to stay silent all these while, but I have come to realize that you want to ride on my keeping mum……
The four-year-old union that has produced a son was placed on the front burner of discussions on Friday April 28, when pictures of a battered Mercy’s face went viral on social media. The actress’ husband Lanre Gentry was said to have inflicted the injuries on her while the couple had a fight during the Easter holiday. Also in the media was a copy of a CT scan she carried out after the violence on her which indicated that she had a fracture in her skull.
She was reported to have been on admission at a hospital where she was treated as a result of the assault.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Women Affairs, Lola Akande also confirmed the state Mercy was brought to the ministry when the incident happened. She said the actress was coughing out blood and her nose was gushing out blood too.
Recall that Lanre Gentry was married to his first wife before Mercy. Also, he was said to have married actress, Bimbo Akisanya, who was like a mentor to Mercy before he allegedly impregnated Mercy and she became his wife. Bimbo Akisanya, who didn’t have kids for Gentry left and got married again to another man. She is now a mother.
He had four women including Mercy as mothers of his children.
Already, she (Mercy) had obtained a Restraining Order against her husband from the court which states that he should be 100 yards away from where she lives; her business place, her son’s school, his vehicles he gave her and other important places.