NIGERIAN ACTRESS, MERCY AIGBE SPEAKS OUT ON “STOLEN DRESS” SCANDAL (HERE)
Mercy Aigbe has finally broken silence – via her social media – concerning allegations that she stole a bride’s dress.
The scandalous affair concerned a disappointed bride @rettypetty on Instagram and a designer – Rikaotobyme.
Mercy had worn the controversial red dress made by the designer for her 40th birthday photoshoot. The bride, @rettypetty came out a day later to claim the dress as hers. Retty shared that the designer had denied her the joy of wearing her dream wedding dress which she paid for. Instead, Rikaotobyme told the bride that a logistics challenge had hindered its transportation to her in Benin and gave her a different dress.
The designer later apologized on social media with claims of confusion while Mercy Aigbe’s stylist, StyledBySeun, who received the dress for the actress claimed she and her client were unaware the dress belonged to someone else.
Mercy Aigbe was a guest on TVC‘s Entertainment Splash on Tuesday, where she blamed the entire situation on the designer. She later cleared the air by issuing a statement on her Instagram account.
Coincidentally, @rettypetty isn’t available on Instagram anymore. A handful of people opine the entire drama could have been a publicity stunt.
Mercy’s statement read:
I have followed events as they unfold following a particular dress I wore for a photoshoot. First, I must say that I sincerely sympathise with the bride as this situation is painful, unfortunate and regrettably avoidable. I hired and paid Seun @styledbyseun for the photoshoot as a stylist and got four dresses for the shoot. Seun and I were unaware that one of the dresses was meant for someone else. I am embarrassed that the designer was not professional enough in handling events leading to this moment. It is also painful that a bride is made to go through what the bride has been made to go through. I have reached out to both the stylist and designer (whom I have never met nor HIRED directly) to express my displeasure. I have instructed my lawyer to look into this and see how best to approach this from a legal point of view without festering an already open wound. Thanks.