News anchor for TV3, Natalie Fort, has broken her silence on the back of rumours that she’s pregnant and has a taken a year leave without pay to stealth the pregnancy.
According to Natalie Fort, the pregnancy rumours are untrue. She revealed she is currently on a year study leave and also to prepare for her upcoming nuptials.
In a long statement, the newscaster has refuted the claim and has threatened legal action against GhanaCelebrities.Com and other portals that run the story.
Threatening legal action is like drinking tea to these celebs – whatever the case is we will wait for it!
Read the statement below;
On the morning of Tuesday 16 July, 2019, I woke up to a long thread of messages with links and screenshots from presumably popular gossip websites (ghanaslayers.com; ghanacelebrities.com and others; on the alleged pregnancy of a particular ‘celebrity’ and TV News Anchor, whose name is prefixed with the letter ‘N’ and in one report is subsequently referred to as ‘Natalia’ by an unknown source.
Not only did I find this amusing, as my announced year’s leave has nothing to do with an impending pregnancy contrary to reports; but on a more pensive note, I found it grossly defamatory -to the speculated ‘N’-named individual, I or any other ‘N’-named woman falling under the characteristics mentioned. I was also alarmed by the offhanded and unprofessional manner in which some journalists occasionally exercise their constitutional right to free speech, by inaccurately throwing in politicians for the sake of media traction.
As in my nature, private life is best maintained as such. Even where one’s professional life intersects with public presence. Hence when I chose to publicly announce my year’s leave, it was in cognisance of that intersection and recognising that I’ve humbly and speedily ascended to a point in my career, where people care.
My year’s leave, which I announced on the concluding segment of News 360 June 2019, is due to a personal desire to further my education abroad while preparing for my upcoming nuptials; in a manner which would not impede on my capacity to perform my professional obligations. This continues to be the reason for which I took a year’s unpaid leave and for which I and my family have the financial luxury to afford, as opposed to the reports’ insinuation.
It would be amiss not to mention how absurd it is, that our culture seems to persist under the unfortunate presumption that a woman’s influence in any industry, must somehow be affiliated with or tainted by some degree of ‘looseness’ or professional misconduct on her part. Where they fail to aptly connect this woman to such behaviour, some media establishments speculatively construct uncorroborated connections.
No objection to those who consent to sexual affairs with married men as the report suggests I did. Fortunately, my upbringing and familial values do not coincide with such choices and neither do my professional ethics entertain sexual affairs with colleagues, regardless how amicable.
As has become necessary, I intend to pursue with legal action. Any association with Nana Aba Anamoah, Alfred Ocansey, Otchere, Grant, Ofori Atta and any other names linked to these reports are untrue.