Media personality Monalisa Abigail Semeha, famed as Mona Gucci,has been ordered by an Accra High Court to pay actress Yvonne Nelson GH500,000 in a defamation case.
The Accra High Court presided over by Justice John Eugene Nyante Nyandu has asked the popular TV presenter to pay GH¢500,000 to Yvonne Nelson and also apologise for her defamatory publication about the actress.
It can be recalled that sometime in May 2020, Mona Gucci during an interview with Neat FM, named a tall list of Ghanaian female celebrities and labelled them as ‘slay queens’ – a term used to describe women engaged in prostitʋtion.
Yvonne Nelson’s name was boldly captured among the list of female celebrities Mona Gucci mentioned.
“Yvonne doesn’t show off, but she is a slay queen. You know the slay queen it entails a lot, we have both showing off and some contacts and people who we know that the things that you do and the lifestyle you exhibit, someone is paying for you behind the scenes,” Mona Gucci earlier alleged during the interview.
When Yvonne Nelson’s counsel wrote to Mona Gucci to retract her malicious statement and apologise, she blatantly refused and instead took to social media to rant.
“Yvonne nelson says she’s suing me in court someone should tell her I said she should f#ck off… yvonne f#ck the f#ck off!! And don’t disgrace yourself!! . “and subsequently, “f#ck off Yvonne, shut the f#ck up I won’t f#ckin
apologize to u so hurry up and lets f#ckin meet in court”. she earlier wrote on social media.
But after countless court proceedings during which Mona Gucci never made an appearance, Yvonne Nelson won the lawsuit.
The court has however instructed Mona to pay an amount of GH¢500, 000 to Mona in a period of eight days.
Read the statement below