Inna Patty and Exclusive Events Ghana, the organizers of the Miss Ghana Beauty Pageant have filed a lawsuit against 4 former winners of the Miss Ghana Beauty Pageant, namely Antoinette Delali Kemevor (Miss Ghana 2015), Stephanie Karikari (Miss Ghana 2010), Giuseppina Baafi (Miss Ghana 2013), Margarete Mintah (2013 Miss Ghana first runner-up), the Founding Editor of GhanaCelebrities.Com, Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri and the blog itself—claiming that she has been defamed by these people and the blog.
By defamation, Inna Patty claims that things that were said about her by the 4 former Miss Ghana winners and the comments passed on the issue by Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri and his blog, are false statements of fact and they have injured her reputation as well as that of her company.
So far, only one of the people sued, Delali Kemevor is said to have been served with the writ of summons.
After Delali’s lawyers, Paramount Law Firm in Accra filed appearance in court for her, they have now filed a defence and a counter lawsuit against Inna Patty and her Exclusive Events Ghana, which GhanaCelebrities.Com has obtained a copy.
An absolute defence to any claim of defamation is that the statements made are TRUE—and Delali Kemevor invokes this defence, telling the court that everything she said about Inna Patty and her Exclusive Events Ghana are true.
In her defence, she states among other things that. “The 5th Defendant further claims that, by virtue of the fact that her experiences and stories she shared with the 1st and 2nd Defendants about her dealings with the 1st and 2nd Plaintiffs which were recorded and published are true, and which have been corroborated by the same or similar stories or accounts by the 3rd, 4th and 6th Defendants who worked with the Plaintiffs at different times and were independently shared, the Plaintiffs’ claim of defamation is frivolous.”
Delali also states in her defence that, “The 5th Defendants denies paragraphs 23 and states that, on one occasion during her reign as Miss Ghana, before a late night dinner in the house of a man the 1st and 2nd Plaintiffs were seeking money sponsorship from, the 1st Plaintiff told her expressly to be “SWEET” and “ACCEPTABLE” of whatever the man would demand of her and that was immediately before the 1st Plaintiff took her to have a late night dinner at this man’s residence in Nungua, Accra. At the dinner, when the 5th Defendant seemed to be getting on well with the man, the 1st Plaintiff looked happy. And when the 5th Defendant stated that she was tired and therefore wanted to know when they would leave, the man told her, he thought “she was sleeping over.” The 5th Defendant honestly believes that the conversation the 1st Plaintiff had with her immediately before the dinner and the man stating that he thought she was sleeping over only points to the plausible conclusion that, the 1st Plaintiff had arranged with the man that the 5th Defendant would spend the night at his place unknown to her. The 5th Defendant saw and still sees this awful experience she had as a young girl of then 19 years, as an attempt by the 1st Plaintiff who is far older than her and was in charge of her an attempt to ‘pimp’ or give her out to an older rich money in return for money sponsorship.”
She adds that, “The 5th Defendant denies paragraphs 22, and states that though the Plaintiffs claim no one including the 5th Defendant was punished, mistreated or penalized for not raising the 10,000 GHS a month required, clause 45 of the Plaintiffs own contract which spells out the consequence (penalty) of failing to honour your obligations including the raising of such huge sums each month on your own for the Plaintiffs, points to the falsity of paragraph 22 of the Claim.”
Not only did Delali filed a robust defence, rubbishing Inna Patty and her Exclusive Events’ defamation lawsuit, she also filed a counter lawsuit against Inna and her company, stating that:
“The 5th Defendant states that by virtue of winning Miss Ghana 2015 and per her contract, she was to be given a car donated by CFAO to the winner as part of her prize package.”
“After a stressful battle with the 1st and 2nd Plaintiffs to hand over the car which led to the involvement of her lawyers, the 1st and 2nd Plaintiffs reluctantly handed over the car to her.”
“It was implied by the contract that the handover of the car should come with the necessary documents to make the handover or transfer complete.”
“Despite persistent demands, since 2015, the 1st and 2nd Plaintiffs have failed to hand over the documents of the car, which is a Red Citron Aircross 4×4 to the 5th Defendant.”
Delali by her counter claim seeks the following:
- Damages for breach of contract to be assessed;
- Order by the court compelling the immediate handover of the car documents;
- Such further and/or other reliefs as this Honourable Court deems fit.
It surely looks like Inna Patty and her Exclusive Events Ghana are ready to ‘dirty themselves’ in court, furthermore–as Delali states in her defence that at trial, she has more to say about what Inna Patty and her company did…
Read the whole defence and counter claim below…