Absolutely FALSE! Jim Iyke responds to vicious online rumours

Posted on Friday, August 27th, 2010 at 4:21 PM

By BellaNaija.com

Over the last few weeks, a number of disturbing stories about superstar Nigerian actor Jim Iyke have popped up on various gossip sites online.
These allegations include speculation that Jim contracted HIV from his “married Sierra Leonean secret lover” and that she has given birth to a child fathered by Jim.
The rumour peddlers also included a photo of Jim with an elderly Caucasian woman as supposed evidence to support the fallacious story.

Sometimes we forget that celebrities are real people but this seriously crosses the line! The situation is being addressed by Jim’s Management and PR company who have contacted the police, taken legal action and just sent out a press release on the issue.

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Here is the press release from Jim Iyke’s Management and PR Representatives – Face Front Concepts

Our attention has been drawn to the malicious story currently circulating the net about Nollywood Star actor, Mr. Jim Iyke. The bogus story, as with stories of its kind is fabricated and riddled with lies. The timing is intentionally designed to coincide with Mr. Iyke’s commencement of a tour to promote his new comedy “2 DOLLAZ”.

The source of the story is a Nigerian journalist who has recently earned a reputation for blackmailing entertainers in exchange for not peddling lies in the media about them. Mr. Iyke has now filed a criminal petition in Lagos, Nigeria against this unscrupulous journalist and is in the process of starting legal action in Ghana and Amsterdam against the offending websites and companies.

Mr. Iyke holds members of the press in very high esteem and has indeed enjoyed a good relationship with them. However, in this case, he is forced to legally defend his rights against journalists, websites and newspapers who insist on publishing defamatory statements about him.

Jim is thankful for the support he enjoys from well meaning people around the world despite the lies and negative campaign instituted by these people. He will go ahead with plans to release his films later this year.

For further inquiries, please contact Mr. Iyke’s management company at facefrontconcepts@gmail.com
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It is really distressing that such malicious stories will be published without any sort of confirmation. We all love gist but disseminating slanderous unconfirmed stories such as this is utterly unethical!
On a brighter note, Jim is busy promoting his new movie “2 Dollaz“, a follow-up to the hit comedy movie “1 Dollar”.
Here are some exclusive promo photos of Jim!

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  • 46 Comments on “Absolutely FALSE! Jim Iyke responds to vicious online rumours”

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    • Richie August 27, 2010 at 4:38 PM

      I hope the lying journalist is arrested and charged for defamation,just why do they think they can sit behind a computer and spread lies about people they don’t know,maybe its to make up for their own sad lives.

    • HO August 27, 2010 at 4:41 PM

      BRAVO! I hope more people in Nigeria will stand up to the “lies and/or unsubstantiated rumors” that journalists market as news – by taking legal action. There needs to be stronger laws and/or enforcement by the government regarding defamation or slander by the journalistic community against anyone in the country.

    • Bola August 27, 2010 at 4:53 PM

      Haba, rumours are malicious and embarrasing
      I wish J.I besta luck in his upcoming movie, I hope he wouldn’t spoil it with too much fo-ne

    • Doll August 27, 2010 at 4:55 PM

      i just like Jim Iyke..no matter what.

    • anonymous August 27, 2010 at 5:00 PM

      finally he speaks…well good to know it was a lie. But this wasnt a funny lie..very serious and expensive joke please J.I sue them very well so this rubbish can stop.But what if it was true…hnmmmmmmmm(thinking!)

    • GWEN August 27, 2010 at 5:10 PM

      ABOUT TYM SOMEONE TOOK A FIRM STANCE AGAINST CHEAP AND MALICIOUS JOURNALISTS. I SALUTE SIR!

    • Debby August 27, 2010 at 5:14 PM

      Jimmy,i realy luv ur movies,but with all this scandal,dnt worry we dey for ur side 100%,don’t mind them they want to use u for their mony,very good,for ur action

    • OMOGE August 27, 2010 at 5:41 PM

      never believe a rumor until it is denied.

    • jcsgrl August 27, 2010 at 6:08 PM

      nah wah oh! bella don’t vex…to the rescue of fellow celebrities. I like!

    • Asa August 27, 2010 at 6:19 PM

      Deres sumthin uncomfortable abt his first pic…heheheheh…I love jim iyke mehnnn…Some journalists just need to be shot! haba!!!

    • Lagos Boy August 27, 2010 at 6:25 PM

      All press is good press, it just depends on how you use the story to benefit you…What I would be doing right now as his PR company is pumping stories about all his projects coming up, People don’t really care about the stories they read, it’s just entertaining to them and it’s fun to gossip about it. PR Company should put up a website now and start promoting all his work while also answering questions about the rumors… With all these rumors now, people will flock to your shows just to see if they can get a glimpse of the Caucasian woman or to see if you are sickly, but the beauty to that is that they have to pay money to enter… When people stop talking about you Mr. Jim then know that your career is over….. LOL

    • Udechukwu Nonso Osita August 27, 2010 at 8:33 PM

      This is one of those unfortunate situations where the press use their power wrongly. You could be right when you say that journalists tend to not remember they are dealing with human beings when they fabricate such stories.

      Udechukwu Nonso
      http://uononso.blogspot.com
      Really unfortunate incidence.

    • medina August 27, 2010 at 10:01 PM

      Lagos boy- i so agree with you lol!!!

    • Numommy August 28, 2010 at 6:52 AM

      lol @ the word “malicious”…Jim Iyke uses it in almost every movie i have seen of him… i can even picture his month over exaggerating the word “MALICIOUSSS” lol…so sorry this comment has nothing to do with the article.

    • MiaJadore August 28, 2010 at 7:04 AM

      Lol! I like how you people refer to them as “Journalists”. If these fools are Journalists, then I must be a Brain Sugeon. Just a bunch of low lifes with internet access that’s all. Love Jim.

    • nambong August 28, 2010 at 9:44 AM

      Good decision Jim. Hope this too will save othe artists from fake stories and gossips. We accept gossips, but should be true since our celebrities are human.

    • jennietobbie August 28, 2010 at 1:30 PM

      a married woman? word! What was he doing with her in the first place?….#justpassing

    • fawaz August 28, 2010 at 2:46 PM

      Actually i’m atogolese that do loves jim and follow his news.I was in ghana last week and i saw the news on peacefmonline.com and later news paper published it.Now that i know the truth i think jim staff must really do something against such degradation.it’s not fair such behavior as journalist.These people are those who supposed to be sanctionned severely.My man keep on doing your work and don’t mind them.It’s called jealousy.In french we say “Jalousie à haute outrance”which means people who can even kill you.But they can’t.Nice pics.

    • THE AMAKA August 28, 2010 at 3:01 PM

      people like this need to be sued! and maybe that would teach other “journalists” a lesson and they would stop all their crap!
      reminds me of when they said Uche Jombo had an abortion, such rubbish.
      these people ought to be dealt with…

      but anyway,…. GOOD JOB J.I!

    • niyoo August 28, 2010 at 7:18 PM

      why is the journalist’s name not included in the press release?!
      those fotos r fab, i just wish jim iyke wld chill on d gra-gra ….. it didnt come-off well on d album. like the gra-gra in movies tho

    • jezz August 28, 2010 at 8:08 PM

      at least his denials were reasonable, unlike wande coal’s…

    • Myne Whitman August 29, 2010 at 5:59 PM

      The life of a celebrity is not an easy one.

    • aggie August 29, 2010 at 6:33 PM

      Love uuuuuuuuuu Jim Iyke!!!!!!!!

    • sandra August 30, 2010 at 9:49 AM

      Jim ignor them and move ahead.remember what you said that he whom God has blessed no man cause.as a strong star u supose to know that this kind of thing will come up one day just pray for the ability to withstand it ok.wish you good luck.

    • Hellen August 30, 2010 at 11:15 AM

      i believe jim will ignore this false publication and move on with his career, its not worth too much of attention

    • infomister August 30, 2010 at 11:34 AM

      It’s part of the celebrity life. Big life big wahala, learn to live with it

    • pml August 30, 2010 at 11:50 AM

      thats better

    • Holla August 30, 2010 at 3:45 PM

      Hot guy! Don’t mind them.. jealousy! All the best out there

    • deebaby August 31, 2010 at 8:38 AM

      nice suit Jim!

    • Nollywood Forever August 31, 2010 at 3:39 PM

      If 2 Dollaz is anywhere as good as 1 dollar then I can’t wait to see it.

      With something like this the only way to prove the paper was lying is to do a blood test.

      • Truth September 3, 2010 at 8:23 AM

        Go and do a blood test because someone just woke up and wrote a story? Why don’t you put your real name of some of those your reviews. I will post a story about you having HIV and see how it feels.

        • Nollywood September 30, 2010 at 11:16 AM

          I’m saying if he is that bothered then thats what he needs to do. As for me I wouldn’t be bothered so I wouldn’t go to do any blood test!!!

    • andie han September 2, 2010 at 6:19 AM

      to the nasty ass pig that is creating these lies about jim you need to ask god forgiveness to wish HIV on someone is really bad GET A LIFE

    • raufiki September 2, 2010 at 2:54 PM

      guy no mind any body just dey do yr tin

      • Grace September 3, 2010 at 6:14 PM

        Jim, just keep being urself, people will always talk regards of who u are. U’re bad, they talk, good they talk, clean they talk, poor they talk, rich they talk, married, they talk not married they talk. Just do ur thing any time..

    • Epote September 9, 2010 at 7:20 PM

      No matter what happens the truth will prevail. Journalists have destroyed so many well meaning celebrities including our beloved Princess Diana. Keep strong, and true to yourself.

    • patience September 10, 2010 at 2:19 AM

      hello jim one thing i have to say to you is do not listen to what people are saying about you cause i know is not true and god knows. cause people will always say crop about other just to put them down. but just keep up with your good work and be your self and keep doing your thing.

    • tracy September 10, 2010 at 10:49 PM

      What can u do in this life to pls ur fellow human? I will call this a blank mail really jim should go 4 ablood test to make the people involved in this properganda have there own punishment. God luck jim, don’t 4get the lord preperd a table 4 u in the present of ur enymies. paslm 23.

    • veronica September 12, 2010 at 3:02 PM

      lol world is full of gossip kick there butts who ever say you contact the H.I.V STEP ON THEM and tell them to maid there business of watching your movies and sto bucking “” all i know is that i love you so much…………..keep u

    • veronica September 12, 2010 at 3:09 PM

      Iyke don’t maid them are you the fast one to get H.I.V? OR THAT last ONE? and i don’t think all people will live for ever if anyone die bye sleeping is death if is H.I.V IS death, bye accident is death SO what? EVEN if you die you will not be buried in there land or there house, shame on them I LOVE I LOVE YOU

    • celine September 14, 2010 at 2:05 PM

      JIM dear even if you have HIV which i know you dont have, i love you with all my heart.

    • eby September 16, 2010 at 7:24 PM

      jim what u have to know is what ever u do in dis world people must talk. just do ur things and leave the rest to GOD. and always put GOD first in whatever u are doing. we ur fans don’t even know the one to believe.but all the same just be very careful.

    • doris September 21, 2010 at 4:12 PM

      hey it’s a pleasure writin 2 u . luv ur films. keep actin.

    • Murphylee from Liberia October 23, 2010 at 1:22 PM

      Really luv yr style of dresscode.

    • Beatrice November 28, 2010 at 3:20 PM

      am in luv with ur dressing. u dey kill small small with ur style of dressing

    • WINO BROWN October 22, 2011 at 9:40 AM

      Jim my overall role model.considering the fact that u are the best.datz why those nonenty jonalist wants to use their incoherent & freecklings adear to make money.u see dats is life 4 u,when u no u can gets to someone u shd try as much as possible to descriminate about d persnality of the person i shurely tells u will makes allots money.my dear ignore what peoples feels &say about u God we shuarely be wt u.D more dey condemed u d more we luv u most.u still remains our no 1.GOD BLESSED NO WEAPON FIRMED AGAINST U SHALL PROSPER.i have been using the name u bearred in one ur hottest movie the cat.u assigned d name 4 me, wino brown i have been using d name 4 the past 5 years