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Marlon “Icon” Samuels vs. Media Personality

Jamaica and West Indies batter Marlon Samuels has threatened to take legal action against local and popular media personality and singer Yanique ‘Curvy Diva’ Barrett for allegedly smearing his character and damaging his reputation.

Barrett in a recent post on her social media platform charged that an unnamed male individual with whom she was familiar, had been stalking her to the point where she was considering “taking out a restraining order” against the unnamed man.

She declared in one of her tweets on twitter, “I will never beef with Ishawna or any dancehall fraternity member over you.” 

This comes after an Ishawna’s Instaboy video in which Samuels was featured.

Samuels refuted “the allegations made by Miss Yanique Barrett,” and according to a press report, issued the following statement.

“It has been brought to my attention that there are allegations in social media circles that a female television personality who goes by the moniker Yanique Curvy Diva has made several derogatory posts on social media about me. I am, therefore, informing the public that I refute the allegations made by Miss Yanique Barrett and I intend to take the necessary steps legally to defend my reputation in due course.”

He further added, “In my capacity as a sports ambassador, my job is to continue serving the people of Jamaica, the West Indies and by extension the cricketing world, and in addition the blind community by way of the Marlon Samuels Foundation for the Blind. In the circumstances, I am, therefore, requesting that the mentioned media personality and those associated directly or indirectly to her immediately cease and desist from embroiling my name in any controversy, (expressly or implied) surrounding this person. Failure to observe this request will result in legal action for an injunction against you to restrain you from further slandering and defaming my name and reputation.”

Samuels has also turned to social media to air his side of the story.

Readers Bureau, Contributor

Edited by Jesus Chan

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