“I love trouble” – Phyna says, speaking on the N100m lawsuit from Chichi
Phyna, the victorious contestant of ‘Level Up’ on Big Brother Naija, has finally addressed her dispute with Chichi during the reunion and the ensuing lawsuit of N100 million.
During the BBNaija Reunion, Phyna made allegations against Chichi, accusing her of abandoning her husband and children in Benin City after a heated argument, which tragically led to the death of one of her children.
Phyna also asserted that Chichi had strategically used her parents’ passing to gain an advantage in the competition.
Additionally, Phyna labeled Chichi as a stripper and criticized her age, claiming she was 33. Moreover, Phyna accused Chichi of poisoning her friend in Cyprus out of envy.
Now, in an interview with Chude Jideonwo, Phyna has disclosed that it was the comments made by Chichi, which were not broadcast by the show’s producers, that triggered her anger. She stated that Chichi body-shamed her and referred to her as an abortionist, which provoked her reaction.
Phyna drew attention to the absurdity of Chichi body shaming her when she had a natural figure, as opposed to her who underwent surgery to achieve a curvier form.
Commenting about the case, Phyna said that she wasn’t worried about getting sued since she was ready to go to court with her and fight it out.
“The way I attacked her they should have known she said something, that part was mute. Because the previous day, your body shamed me, you called me shapeless and saggy boobs, that’s why I had to use the word for her that she would record in her heart and brain. Because you can’t be body-shaming me that have a natural body, I had to remind her that there are stuff.
You called me an abortionist, I reminded you that you have two kids that you abandoned.
Two days later, she is suing me in court for N100 million for libel and defamation of character. I called my lawyer that if we didn’t reply to the lawsuit, what would happen? My lawyer said if we didn’t reply within 7 days, she could charge me in court. The next day I bought a suit to prepare for court.
I don’t like trouble but I love trouble”.