Defamation and Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress is about the only option Jim Iyke seems to have here, if these stories are untrue.
Jim Iyke who has been proclaimed as Nollywood’s bad boy, mostly as a result of the roles he plays in Nollywood films, needs to work harder on cleaning up his act.
Question: At what age does maturity set in? Does it ever set in if you don’t get it now; and you are well in your 30s, 40s?
(NOTE: A reader asked me on FB whether there were laws that prevent/penalize people when they publish private emails without consent. Here is my response: “yes there is: Defamation, Invasion of Privacy (public disclosure of private facts), False Light and if all else fails, hit ’em with a copyright infringement claim. The problem here though is when Jim Iyke is sending emails to a blogger and radio personality who he already has issues with and they are cursing themselves out and the guy even says he will share such info., can one say there is an expectation of privacy? So we knock that out leaving defamation and false light of which truth is a defense. On the copyright claim, one could argue fair use and bootstrap that with the public’s right to know with Iyke as a public figure . All in all, Iyke just needs to get his act together, really.
Folks, on the criminal side, don’t forget revenge porn laws, although that is not what we have going here.
AML Tip: You can add a confidentiality clause in your signature settings that make it clear the email is meant to be private.)
In 2005 Jim Iyke started heating on me when I refused his advances and reported him to my husband, Philips Ehiagwina, now Ini Edo’s husband. Jim Iyke tried to talk me out of telling my husband and when I insisted he got upset and decided to set Emeka Ike up because Emeka Ike is the only person I confided in and when I was invited to Maryland to feature in a movie, alongside Keturah Hamilton, Emeka Ike was there and I always confided in him and asked questions. Emeka Ike and his wife Emma have been my friends for over 11 years now, I visited them when I visit Nigeria.
Jim Iyke made lofty promises to me trying to win my heart and he never expected me to say no so when I did he tried to convince me telling me that the man I claim to love so much and brought to the United States has been cheating on me with everything in skirts. (Philips Ehiagwina) an Edo man I met in Nigeria in 1998 and sacrificed all to ensure he has a good life.Jim Iyke told me all that my husband was and is still doing to me in my absence, even got Ini Edo the actress pregnant.
At the moment, I have confirmed all Jim Iyke told me about my husband. One of my husband’s mistresses Nkiru who lives in Houston, Texas set him up after she found out that my husband betrayed his wife (me) and lied to me. She decided to set him up with an audio coverage and got every prove, he confessed about playing me for a green card on tape. At d moment he has a case with the United States Immigration and the FBI is also on this case. It is a very long story. I have decided to speak to the press and bring the truth to the table at this moment.
It’s very unfair that Jim Iyke who knows the truth but afraid to face it could be so callous to accuse an innocent person like Emeka Ike who has been nothing but a big brother to me since I’ve known him.
I was very upset about it and and fought for the truth. My husband met me as a virgin and took my virginity on a night of our honeymoon. for him to paint a bad picture of me simply because I reported his green card fraud to d FBI since he has refused to confide in me is something I never saw coming but I will fight to d end.
Jim Iyke has tried dating several girls just to obtain a green card, one of d girls he dated confessed that he tried to get her pregnant and when she said no Jim Iyke decided to spend her money with promises of everlasting love and then left her for another person. Now he is dating a Jamaican girl ( Keturah Hamilton) who just got her green card few months ago after marrying for a green card. She is also a male magazine model who strips naked for male magazines.
Those supporting Jim Iyke right now should know he destroyed my marriage. Jim Iyke is evil, very vicious. It was a good thing that he got exposed. Keturah Hamilton is a loser. She has no means of livelihood. She strips for clubs and that is. Good riddance to bad rubbish. Jim Iyke framed Emeka Ike and me up. Keturah Hamilton was there. Jim Iyke is a home wrecker, who just got served! He came back because Keturah just became an American citizen. It is all about getting a green card.” – Ruth Okoro
EMMA AGU’S ALLEGED EMAIL
“‘The most sickest creep and a criminal that walk the face of the earth, (Jim Iyke), called me some minutes ago and called me all kinds of names. He is accusing me of destroying his relationship with Nadia Buari.
This overrated son of a bitch with his amateurish acting skills thinks his name can bring any good to a writer or a blogger. The man with a tainted name, a rogue who has burnt every bridge he stepped on, is trying to hold me responsible for what ever misfortune that has fallen him in the last 72 hours.
So this mountebank sneaked into New York around 5 am 3 days ago, and did everything to keep it a top secret until the bubble bust right in front of him. When I got the hint that James was in Keturah’s house, I thought Keturah was lying. The girl said James came claiming that his relationship with Nadia Buari was over. She also said James (Jim) came to pick her up for Nigeria. I told her this guy might be lying.
As a brother and one this crook calls ‘a confidante,’ I sent him an email which he never replied. He wanted to make sure Keturah never told me about his arrival to the extent he threw me under the bus. He lied against me and told Keturah stuff that got both of us into a heated argument.
So I smelt a rat and decided to find out from Ghana who is telling the truth. When I got in touch with Nadia’s manager, he maintained that Nadia was aware Jim went to Miami and insisted that he (Jim) was no way near Keturah’s house.
Nadia’s manager subsequently called him, he lied that he was in Miami. I was on the phone with Keturah Hamilton when Nana, (Nadia’s manager), sent me a text message saying Jim was in Miami.
I never believed Keturah that Jim was in her house until she showed me a proof. It became very apparent that Jim Iyke lied to both Keturah Hamilton and Nadia Buari. Nadia Buari decided to pull the plug off their ever restless relationship.
Some hours ago, Jim called to insult me. Saying maybe I want to be famous. This writer started enjoying limelight, stardom and fame while Jim was maybe in Secondary School. He said I was the only man on earth he respected till today.
I have him on tape and will play it to my world audience by 8 am New York time, which should be 1 pm Nigerian time. I need everyone out there to listen and find out why Jim Iyke should be taken off the streets. The guy can never change. That deliverance by TB Joshua never worked. It was a fluke.
This guy is bipolar, a psycho who needs to see a doctor. I will get him arrested for making threats to my life. There’s a huge difference between living in America and Nigeria. I will teach him how to live in America. For everyone’s information, Jim Iyke is babysitting Keturah Hamilton’s dog while she is in LA with her lover.
I have been expecting Keturah to give me the number with which Jim called since he blocked his number when he called. I will track him down right away.
This guy is a monumental disappointment, fraudster, liar and a cheat. Why is he so mad? The reason is simple. He is looking for a scapegoat. Jim should hold himself responsible for whatever happened to his relationship with Nadia Buari. On the other hand, Keturah Hamilton is no more available. The girl has moved on.”
JIM IYKE’S ALLEGED REPLY
On May 18, 2014, at 1:49 AM, Iktune <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Jim Iyke reply
OGA EMMA ?
JIM IYKE JIMIYKEUNTAMED@.COMHIDE DETAILS?
I’m lost Emma sending your article was supposed to make me scared? So much emotion! So much passion, so much bitterness.
Lol, I must have wounded your self professed ego deeply. You sound like a rejected child- man. Lol. Any body with his head firmly screwed on their shoulders can deduce this for what it us; the desperate act of a deeply troubled insecure man still suffering the throes of middle age crisis.
Keep entertaining truly intelligent people. We will wait your world news at 8.
I’m too focused on what I’m doing to dignify this. I thought there would be something new. I would have wished Karma on you but its already working overtime in your life.
I expected this tantrums from your son but then again role reversals occur from time to time.
I sympathize with him wherever he is.
Good luck sir.
Sent from my iPad
EMMA AGU’S ALLEGED RESPONSE
Subject: RE: SO, YOU ARE A AN ANIMAL HUH?
I guess you don’t know me. If only you knew my own madness has reached the market square, you wont dare thread the path that will lead to your destruction.
When I started enjoying the limelight, you were not even near a Secondary School. First cut is the deepest; you threw me under the bus and lied over and over to me who has taken all manner of insults on your behalf.
You must be a bastard. If you are man enough, call me with a known number and see if I won’t track you down right away
JIM IYKE’S REPLY
Subject: Re: so, you are a an animal huh?
I’ve been threatened by many men, Emma. Run?! Anyone can see vendetta from a mile away. You make me laugh. You call yourself an ibo man? You’re a coward Emma. You’ve lost all the respect I had for you.
What’s the worse case scenario? You recorded me questioning your sanity? Who’s the animal now? Who’s the immature person? A man that purports himself a leader yet acts like a retarded child.
There’s nothing you can say or put out that hasn’t been done before. You re mad. I refused to grant you interviews or suck up to your many gimmicks to kiss ass.
I can read selfish men from miles away. You’ve told me many things about Keturah, Nadia and countless people in my life unsolicited. You’re sly and two faced and I didn’t buy into your story of brotherhood long before now.
God made and put me here not man. Try all you can you will end up where the other desperate creatures did; beneath me.
Good luck sir
Lol. I know you’re the US president. I see you require several broadcasts and platform to expose me. You re in denial Emma. You can finally stop begging and scavenging for interviews to keep your pathetic outfit afloat.
I’ve finally given you relevance. I’ve always tailored my words around you. You keep referring to Keturah. Which one? The one you tried to burn severally on phone conversations? You’re a pathological liar and that’s what sent you on exile in the first place from Nigeria.
CNN?! Lool. My brother, you really have arrived at the proverbial bend! I’m too busy Emma. Let’s see now one week. Two weeks. Maybe a month at worst, I’ll forget you even exist.
I’ll relegate you to the trash can I reserve for haters. At least, the others made their position clear from get go.
You’re blistering and gloating now. You’ve finally convinced your warped psyche this is the best news ever. False or truth, I’ve got to jump on it. Who knows you exist in the continent?
The rest? Well, the rest doesn’t exist. People I don’t know nor bear no economic and emotional value in my life has never had the capability to make me lose a second of sleep.
I’m gonna do myself a favour and direct all the mails that emanate from you to trash where the owner firmly belongs. It’s Sunday. I’ve a busy week ahead. Besides FBI, IRS, navy seals and commandos all await me.
You really are shameless Emma.
You made who relevant? I have done interviews with Omotola, Awilo, Ministers, senators, men and women with proven records.
You local boy is telling me you are making me relevant? Last week alone, I interviewed, Ibrahim Commassie, RTD Inspector General of Police, I also did interview with Prof. Femi Mimiko, Vice Chancellor, AAU and also a member of the National Confab.
Same goes with Dr. Rabi Ibrahim, Bilksu Majoro, lawyer and a well known activist, Aminu Mahmuid, General Mansur Dan Ali, to name but a few.
Tomorrow, I will be interviewing Jerry Gana and Mr. Falana. These are men and women with proven records dear James. Over half a million Nigerians living overseas tune in to listen to great interviews with great people.
Your interview with me brought me no audience, no rating, no feedback. It was zero. Your name makes my listeners to turn off their appliances. Who wants to listen to a thief and a criminal? I was trying aimlessly to re-brand his image?
For the records, Keturah Hamilton begged me to accept you. Keturah Hamilton would tell you, I never liked you from the start.
I heard you are a thief and she told me not to judge you based on what people say. I don’t need anyone to convince me now that you, Jim Iyke, is a thief, a rouge and a criminal.
You live off the sweat and hard work of women. You have wrecked so many lives. Cursed from every angle of this world, you have been on the run since you duped a married woman you slept with, who took your late mum to India and London.
You came from a family of ingrates therefore, you have no mind, no heart, no feeling for anyone regardless. It was no surprise how the women you swindled gave an interview shortly after your mum’s demise, saying she never raised you well.
Your name is tainted, news about you drives away people. Ask Keturah, how people hate and loathe you. You are a bad news. She will tell you how many times she had wrangling with folks who were tired of hearing or reading your name. A particular man wrote openly on my fan page, saying – Jim Iyke is bad news- Jim Iyke has squandered his opportunity.
I know folks out here who wouldn’t watch any movie you appear in for a million dollars. The only people telling you about me are rogues like you who have the same evil mindset like you.
Those folks who are equally untalented like you, would resort by any means to use others. A couple of them here, even your friend based in Dallas, swindled me once. Birds of the same feather.
Did you not tell me you were relocating to the US to live forever with Keturah Hamilton? Did you not say in my interview with you she was the best thing that happened to your life? The tape is still there, maggot!
You left her as soon as you finished making all your fake promises. What about the money she gave you when you opened a so called store in Abuja? What about the money she gave you when you lied to her you wanted to buy a house? You left her after looting her.
After wrecking havoc to this woman’s life, leaving her for Nadia, you were not even contented with Nadia Buari that no days passes without you calling Keturah and complained against Nadia Buari. You had a game plan that backfired, now you want to hold me responsible for your apparent downfall that started from the day you were born.
See all your mates in Nigeria and look at your life. Dude, you will run from pillar to post until your dying day. Ask T B Joshua, the man who cast a spell on you about me. You were in Gabon when I started making waves at the age of 12.
I have performed before 3 heads of states and also headlines President Barak Obama’s inaugural ball when he was elected. I wanted to grant you a pass till you bury your dead, now; with your latest hit on me, I will spare no rods, no words to tell the world who you truly are. I am not responsible for your break up with Nadia Buari. You were caught in the web of lies. Deal with it.
I will not waste my time to write you again. I am a very busy man. I don’t even have time to crosscheck all the stuff I have been sending to you.
I will issue a press release shortly. Deal with it loser. Keturah Hamilton does not want you. Nadia Bauri has left you. Deal with it!
JIM IYKE’S RESPONSE
Are you still going on about this? Is that all? In a few days, I won’t even remember your last name. That’s how much I’ve trained myself to shuffle trash firmly where it belongs; in the dark recess of my mental archives!! Lol
Why are you still trying to justify yourself? Why would I hide from a mutt? You’ll be so crushed when you discover what I came to the states for. This is nothing!
I’m overjoyed you finally dealt your real hand. Only a retard will make you a mentor. If you were contented with your life and family, why are you all up in other people’s lives to create relevance for you far from desirous one? What you have is not even a proper platform. You had to solicit help everywhere. Lol, how pathetic!
It’s unfortunate you’re not worth the trouble. I’ve had reason to travel to many cities of he world for the project I’m currently working on.
I didn’t realize there was an embargo as regards where I can go or can’t go to do bizness in the states. Why are you trying to develop heart attack on my account? Who made you judge and jury? Have you considered there’s a chance even if its remotely considerable, that you might be wrong? No, your hate runs too deep. Your self righteous, insufferable personae has been deeply hurt. Your overestimated self importance has been questioned.
All you do is sit down and mudsling others;Yorubas, Hausas, your fellow ibos, people that genuinely look to you for advice and guidance.
When you reached to me, I came out cause I believed at first. But something about you didn’t ring right. I’ve honed my instincts very well Emma. Time just confirmed it!
What else do you think you owe younger Ibo men. Money? A platform for image laundry and fame? You owe us your word! It means everything. In your throes of introspection, a part of you will tell you I’ve done you no wrong.
I’m a bereaved man trying to do my business quietly and bury the most important woman in my life. If you had any iota of emotion in you, you will honour that. I’ve wasted a great deal of energy in the past being caught up in this circle of hate you all create. I’m beyond that now.
I was never rude. Always attentive and respectful. Even thanked God a few times for the man I thought you were. When you’re done with your attempt to wreck me, what’s next? I hope you will find some satisfaction.
I hope you find justification. I hope for your sake you won’t be staring at another empty space where you will wish you had handled matters differently.
How well do you live your life that you so perversely without cause, decide who is living less desirous lives in your eyes? Are you trying to play God? Who holds you accountable?
It was so easy to reach me and insult me by e-mail yet you claim you couldn’t reach me upon my arrival in the states. You posted an article long before you sought out the truth. A one sided version you hurriedly put out to fulfill your desire for vendetta.
You claim you have kids. Life is a bitch! They will run into their road blocks. People will return the favour you’ve done others a thousand fold.
I refuse to be caught in your web. My justification is in time. Yours is in all the double agents and ass kissers cheering you. When your eminent rock bottom happens, I pray the cheering continues.
If I am to be obliterated as you all perpetuate, hasn’t it occurred to all of you why it hasn’t and won’t happen? I don’t know how I got here. Ill never know. Neither will all of you. Emma, my name is IKECHUKWU.
It’s God’s engineering not man. Therefore, no man can destroy God’s creation. I don’t hate you and I never will. Nobody is worth it. I’m still here. I’m still prosperous. I’m still breathing. I’m still potty in God’s hand. I’ve no business fighting a battle that isn’t mine.
God is in control. Why don’t we wait and see? It is well.
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