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Big Brother Naija housemate Kaffi Kareem threatens to sue The Sun UK over coverage of AWOL and sex romp story

Police PC Kaffi Kareem is a housemate in Big Brother Naija
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The Team handling BBNaija housemate Khafi Kareem’s social media accounts is threatening to sue the UK’s The Sun over the tabloid’s coverage of the reality star participation in the Big Brother show without proper authorisation from her bosses.

Recall that Kaffi’s employer, the London Metropolitan Police, had said it would launch an investigation into Kaffi’s participation on the show. And then there is the report that she was caught on camera having sex in the show. Stuff that apparently doesn’t sit well with the British sensibilities. And more to the point, stuff made for tabloid headlines, like the one carried by The Sun UK.“MET COP Has Sex On Big Brother,” screams The Sun's headline on Monday!

As you probably deduced, that headline was meant to catch attention, and it certainly caught the attention of Kaffi’s social media account handlers who are pissed off with the story by The Sun. A press statement released by the housemate’s team on Kaffi’s Instagram account, @acupofkhafi, objected to the newspaper’s story, which it says is in poor taste. However, the statement did not address the elephant in the room, namely that Khafi is allegedly participating in the Big Brother show without getting proper clearance from her bosses.In part, the statement reads: “This brazenly sensational and defamatory outburst by The Sun UK is written in poor taste without considering the ethics of journalism, which seeks balance and objectivity.

At NO time did The Sun UK send a mail of inquiry to Khafi’s official email which is blasted across her social media platforms under active management to confirm or refute the claims in the publication.

“Khafi’s side of the story is deliberately and conveniently omitted to sell a pre-conceived narrative while responses from ‘outraged colleagues’ and ‘other papers’ riddle the publication.

This comes from a repressive culture of shaming and characterizing women for their sexual decisions and life choices.

We find The Sun UK’s publication repulsive and damaging to the image and livelihood of our client.

Khafi is a proud black female police officer who prides herself in her work and has dedicated her youthful years protecting and serving with her many skills which include the ability to speak at least five international languages”.

The statement demands from The Sun an apology and a retraction of the story.

Read the full statement on Instagram:

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ATTENTION! ATTENTION!! ATTENTION!!! The attention of Khafi's management has been drawn to a publication by The Sun UK  of Tuesday, August 13, 2019, titled "LOIN OF DUTY Met Police ‘poster girl’ faces sack for ‘having sex’ on Nigerian Big Brother after being told not to take part". This brazenly sensational and defamatory outburst by The Sun UK is written in poor taste without considering the ethics of journalism which seeks balance and objectivity. At NO time did The Sun UK send a mail of inquiry to Khafi's official email which is blasted across her social media platforms under active management to confirm or refute the claims in the publication. Khafi's side of the story is deliberately and conveniently omitted to sell a pre-conceived narrative while responses from "outraged colleagues" and "other papers" riddle the publication. This comes from a repressive culture of shaming and characterizing women for their sexual decisions and life choices. We find The Sun UK's publication repulsive and damaging to the image and livelihood of our client. Khafi is a proud black female police officer who prides herself in her work and has dedicated her youthful years protecting and serving with her many skills which include the ability to speak at least five international languages. We demand an immediate retraction of the publication by The Sun UK and a public apology to our client Khafilat Kareem within the next 48 hours. Legal options are also being considered at this time. Thank you. Signed  Management

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Big Brother Naija housemate Kaffi Kareem threatens to sue The Sun UK over coverage of AWOL and sex romp story