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Entertainment of Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Source: News One

Juliet Ibrahim Takes On Journalist

Juliet Ibrahim has taken a new stance to her wildly publicized controversy with Venus Films, in which she was implicated for complaining about her breast and semi-naked body, in the trailer of Venus’s recently-premiered movie, ‘4play’.

Juliet, who played co-lead in ‘4play’ with Jackie Appiah, Yvonne Okoro and Roselyn Ngissah, distanced herself from reports that she complained about the movie’s trailer.

According to her, comments that have been attributed to her in that regard were comments not meant for public consumption.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with NEWS-ONE on Friday, Juliet said she did not complain about the trailer, and described her breast exposure brouhaha in the media as a misunderstanding she had with a reporter who broke the story in the Flex Newspaper.

She said her concerns at the time were off-the-record conversations that were not really complaints which she had with a journalist friend, who went ahead to publish them without her approval.

“I did not really complain. When the trailer came out, I tried contacting the management of Venus Films but both the director and producer were not in town. So there was no way I could get the right information from them as to how the trailer came on the internet and the graphics we agreed on.

Somehow, I met the reporter and I talked to him as a friend that oh, this is the situation, and that the scenes were not supposed to be shot in the way they appeared,” she disclosed.

She stated that she told the reporter she was not going public until she was able to talk to Venus Film’s management on the issue.

But to her amazement, the reporter breached confidentiality and went on to publish the story. She added that “since then, I have decided not grant interviews because I don’t want any further controversy with management of Venus Films.

That is why I told you I will only grant interviews after I have seen the entire movie. These are some of the reasons why people don’t trust reporters like you.”

Meanwhile, NEWS-ONE has gathered that the supposed scenes showing Juliet’s ‘goodies’ were removed from the movie. She said she was satisfied after seeing the movie on Friday at the premiere.

“Of course I am satisfied, that is what I expected. It is not like it is news to me. I didn’t event complain about them.”