Marlon Samuels threatens to sue Curvy Diva
Cricketer Marlon Samuels, the man who goes by the name the Icon, says he may sue Yanique 'Curvy Diva' Barrett for damage to his reputation.
Curvy Diva had social media in a frenzy on Saturday after she released a series of tweets alleging that an unnamed male person with whom she was familiar, was vindictive and abusive.
In one of the tweets, she said "I will never beef with Ishawna or any dancehall fraternity member over you".
Samuels appears in the Ishawna's Instaboy video.
Samuels last year successfully sued former Australian cricketer Geoff Lawson and broadcaster 2KY for defamation. Lawson had made erroneous, malicious and unjustifiable when he suggested that Samuels is connected to shady persons in Jamaica.
MARLON SAMUELS' STATEMENT
"It has been brought to my attention that there are allegations in social media circles, that a female television personality who goes by the moniker Yanique Curvy Diva has made several derogatory posts on social media about me. I am, therefore, informing the public that I refute the allegations made by Miss Yanique Barrett and I intend to take the necessary steps legally to defend my reputation in due course.
In my capacity as a sports ambassador, my job is to continue serving the people of Jamaica, the West Indies and by extension the cricketing world, and in addition the blind community by way of the Marlon Samuels Foundation for the Blind. In the circumstances, I am, therefore, requesting that the mentioned media personality and those associated directly or indirectly to her immediately cease and desist from embroiling my name in any controversy, (expressly or implied) surrounding this person. Failure to observe this request will result in legal action for an injunction against you to restrain you from further slandering and defaming my name and reputation."