Few months ago, Crystabel Goddy and a fellow actress, Princess Chineke had an altercation on set, at the end of which Chineke was left bleeding from the wounds she sustained.
Shortly after, a ban was slammed on Goddy by the then Ibinabo Fiberesima-led AGN. This was even as Chineke had Goddy arrested and taken to court.
In a chat with Sunday Scoop, Goddy said all the major actors in the macabre drama tried to ruin her career but she would emerge stronger.
“I was very surprised when I heard that I had been banned by AGN. I’m not a member of the guild, so how could I have been banned by them?
Even if I am a member of the guild, the ideal thing would have been to hear my side of the story before taking a decision. The fact that someone plays the victim doesn’t mean she’s innocent.
And this is similar to what happened to the four UNIPORT students who were gruesomely murdered in Aluu community. The person who raised the alarm that they were thieves was actually the guilty one.
But it seems justice in Nigeria has to do with who you know. Even when the storm was raging, some directors called me and told me to ignore Ibinabo that they would continue giving me jobs.
When Ibinabo was pronounced guilty by the court for her murder case; I said she was probably suffering from the consequence of placing an underserved ban on me.
Grace Ama then came out to utter some gibberish, without even having all the facts of the case. The reaction from Nigerians also made me know that people are gullible and nobody really cares about you.
But even though they tried to put me down, I will still rise because I’m a survivor. I’m also thankful to the Emeka Ike faction of AGN that was sensible enough to lift the ban.
I tried to apologise to Chineke, regardless of the fact that she also inflicted injuries on me, but she refused to accept my apology.
My mum spoke with her mother but they remained adamant. She took me to court and the case is still on. The magistrate also asked her if she was going to forgive me if I apologised and she said she wouldn’t."