Litigation: ‘Jub Jub’ interview lands podcaster in legal web

Actress and businesswoman Amanda du Pont has served podcast series host Macgyver Mukwevho, popularly known as MacG, with court papers arguing that his words and conduct during an interview with Molemo 'Jub Jub' Maarohanye amount to civil and crimen injuria against her. Du Pont responded to Mukwevho through her lawyers, saying she would not publicly apologise for the remarks she made about him following the controversial sit-down interview he had with Jub Jub on his popular podcast, Podcast and Chill, which aired last week. She also said Mukwevho's words and conduct were demeaning and degrading to her and to women in general, reports EWN. Du Pont denied causing any reputational damage to Mukwevho, saying this could only be attributed to his own unacceptable behaviour. She and other women, including government spokesperson Masechaba Khumalo, have accused Maarohanye of rape. In a statement on Monday, Maarohanye apologised unreservedly to Du Pont for saying in the interview he’d ‘smashed’ her during their relationship, which caused humiliation and hurt. Du Pont is yet to respond to Maarohanye’s apology, but said while Mukwevho claimed to be against gender-based violence, he still proceeded to upload his interview with Maarohanye on his YouTube channel after she made the damning allegations. The interview remains online. She argued that Mukwevho did so purely for financial gain and with complete disdain for her dignity and survivors of sexual violence. She intends to include him in her legal action against Maarohanye.

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