How my ex-girlfriend tried to extort $5 million from me– Dangote Ima

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Autumn Spikes, an ex-girlfriend of billionaire businessman, Aliko Dangote, stated she was “insultingly” offered $15,000 and another $2,500 monthly by the African richest man to keep quiet over their affair.

Ms Spikes, who disclosed this in a post via her Instagram handle, @allounda1, on Monday, is instead, demanding $5 million in exchange for the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) requested by Mr Dangote.

I was insultingly offered 15k and 2,500 a month to sign an NDA however I declined,” Ms Spikes said in the post.

She didn’t disclose how long Mr Dangote allegedly offered to pay her the monthly $2,500, however, went

further to state, “I gained legal counsel in which we countered his offer. Mind you his first initial supply wasn’t disclosed within the phrases of his proposed NDA.”

Therefore I was pressured and influenced to sign which was already a violation of his own NDA,” she added in the post which was written on Thursday

The affair between the former lovers came to limelight on January 1 when Ms Spikes shared a viral video clip showing her seated beside Mr Dangote who was lying down on the same couch, with part of his buttocks exposed.

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Mr Dangote recently ended the affair that lasted about10 years and requested for an NDA in return, one of Ms Spikes’ lawyers, Paul Petruzzi, said in a January 13 email to the billionaire’s lawyer, Bruce Fleisher.

It was reported on Wednesday how Mr Dangote sued Ms Spikes in a U.S. court in Florida, accusing her of trying to extort $5 million, (about N1.9 billion at official exchange rate), from him.

Mr Dangote, who instituted the legal action using a pseudonym, John Doe, to escape public attention, alleged within the suit filed on January 22 that Ms Spikes had threatened to embarrass him by taking the details of their affairs to the social media and media talk shows in violation of an existing NDA between them.

He’s demanding “excess of $30,000” (about N11.four million) in damages against Ms Spikes.

Instagram post
Ms Spikes shared part of a page of Mr Dangote’s court documents filed at a Miami-Dade County Court in Florida, through her Monday’s Instagram post.

He’s demanding “excess of $30,000” (about N11.four million) in damages against Ms Spikes.

Instagram post
Ms Spikes shared part of a page of Mr Dangote’s court documents filed at a Miami-Dade County Court in Florida, through her Monday’s Instagram post.

He denied knowing me and our relationship to his lawyers and we’re requested for proof of our affair…now I’m being sued for extortion?

This is such a manly egotistical move. I’ve kept it private but you made it public with the lawsuit.

“All these claims of interviews and talk show threats should be proved in court so… & I haven’t spoken (sic) to anybody regarding our relationship.”

‘I’ve not been served Mr Dangote’s suit

She also said in her Instagram post that she had not been served Mr Dangote’s suit.

Within the post asking her followers to express their thoughts about the billionaire’s suit, Ms Spikes stated she brought it up for discussion because the matter had become a public record.

I’ve not been served. Since this can be a public record, let’s discuss it. What are your thoughts?”

‘Dangote’s suit might be dismissed’
Responding to a comment by an Instagram user, @buy2day_wear, Ms Spikes expressed confidence that

Mr Dangote’s suit against her can be dismissed by the court “due to lack of proof”.

Within the comment posted to boost Ms Spikes morale to stand up to Mr Dangote, the Instagram user, stated, “Don’t let anyone bully you into submission”.

The commentator added that “Nigerian rich elites are used to getting away with treating ladies like their disposable toys”.

The Instagram user also stated, “Set a precedent with Aliko within the U.S. so they’re all aware that the justice system can’t be twisted for their selfish interest. Ignore Nigerian losers typing rubbish here, they’re ignorant at best. 9 is a long time to be with someone. The least he can do is settle privately and move on. I wish you luck.”

Replying the comment, Ms Spikes posted: “actually that is going to get dismissed immediately there’s a thing called the discovery the place you have to present proof.”

But one of her Instagram followers warned, “Dayummmm Gurlllll you’re in for this! A billionaire? You are inning for this! All the best to you.”

 

 

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