ACTRESS JUMOKE GEORGE–MOVIE PRODUCER DENIED ME ROLES FOR 14 YEARS FOR REFUSING TO GIVE THEM SEX
Veteran actress, Margaret Olatunde otherwise known as Jumoke George claims that the reason she has not been featuring in movies is because movie producers wanted her sleep with them in exchange for roles in movies.
The dark skinned thespian said her refusal to give in cost her, her career for 14 years.
While answering a question on why she took a break from the movie industry, the actress said, “I did not leave the industry of my own volition. Some people in the industry wanted to sleep with me and I stood my ground that I would not do that with anyone in that sector. Because of that, I was not used or called for acting jobs for 14 years.
Speaking about her growing up years, Jumoke said she was disowned, abandoned and sent away from the house because she had issues with her parents.
“Being from a polygamous home, there were some things I was exposed to, which shouldn’t have been the case. My stepmum (who was a military officer) was not the only woman my father got married to; there was another woman. I recall that my step mum usually sent me to ‘Ile Alajo’ (seer/witchdoctor).
“It happened for many years but as I grew older, I got wiser. In the early days of my secondary education, I refused to be sent on such errands. I knelt before my step mum and asked not to be sent on such errands because whenever I was sent there, I usually carried baskets.
“I already knew where I was been sent to, and I was aware that I would be the one to prepare whatever was given to me to take to my stepmother. However, she (stepmum) got angry and started abusing my mum (who was divorced from my dad at that time), and I asked her not to speak ill of my mum.
“When my father got back from work, she twisted the story and lied against me. I asked my father to let me explain my side of the story but he declined. He only listened to his wife who asked that I should leave the house because she could not live with me anymore. He (my father) then chased me out of the house.
“Unfortunately, my mother did not accept me because when she divorced my dad, I was the one who decided to follow him despite my mum getting a court judgment to have custody of the children. Despite my plea, she stood her ground and insisted on not taking me in.
“However, before her demise, my step mum asked my mum to reach out to me that she wanted to beg me. But, I refused seeing her and asked to be left alone. At that time, I did not know that she was about to die. It was when I heard of her demise and paid my father a condolence visit that we settled our differences.”