Following the startling revelation Ghanaian bubbly actress, Lydia Forson made to BBC Focus on Africa concerning harassment in the Ghanaian movie industry, Leila Afua Djansi has opened up on her own ordeal.
The multiple-award winning Ghanaian film maker, in corroborating the statement of Lydia, revealed that she went home unpaid after she rejected a kiss offer by her boss.
Here’s what she wrote:
“I’ll share my sexual harassment stories all week.
In Ghana and in America.
When I started out, a TV station owed me money. I met with the head for my payment and he asked me to kiss him first. I said no. Went home without pay. Spent another week without food. My dad was down with stroke so there was no way I was asking my parents for money. Thanks to friends who invited me to their meals.
My previous attorney who ended up robbing me. He said my boobs were too small, industry men will not find me attractive enough to give me deals. His advice was to get a partner with big boobs who’d use her sexuality to get me into rooms.