South Sudanese-Australian model Adut Akech has said she is taking legal action against the owners of a Facebook page for “defamation of character”.
- Adut Akech moved to Australia as a child, before embarking on a successful modelling career
- She says her lawyers have contacted the owners of a South Sudanese Facebook page over its ‘defamatory’ posts about her
- The Juba Eye Facebook page last night issued an apology to Akech
On Thursday, Akech posted on her Facebook page that her lawyers had reached out to the owners of the Juba Eye Facebook page, which labels itself the “biggest South Sudan national, political, celebrity gossip, sports and entertainment news website”.
She said she had “kept her mouth shut” for almost a year while the page posted “steady” harassment of her.
She did not identify which posts she was referring to, but the Juba Eye page had posted what it claimed was an interview with her on May 10 and 11.
“I am booked and too busy…