Khafi’s management threatens to sue The Sun over ‘defamatory’ publication

After being told not to take part in Nigeria’s Big Brother, Khafilat Kareem defied her bosses to appear in the TV show.

The 29-year-old, who is a PC with the Metropolitan Police, had already been granted unpaid leave and joined the show, where she has romped three times with businessman Ekpata Gedoni, 31.

The Sun UK had on Tuesday reported that Khafi is facing an investigation by the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards because her conduct has brought the force into disrepute.

If found to have breached police standards of professional behaviour, she may be dealt with by way of misconduct proceedings.

However, reacting to the report, Khafi’s management says it finds the publication “repulsive and damaging to the image” of the Big Brother 2019 housemate.

It also said it is considering legal options against the British tabloid except it publicly retracts and apologise for the now-viral report within the next 48 hours.

The statement read: “The attention of Khafi’s management has been drawn to a publication by The Sun UK on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, titled ‘LOIN OF DUTY Met Police ‘poster girl’ faces sack for ‘having sex’ on Nigerian Big Brother after being told not to take part’.

“The brazen sensational and defamatory outburst by The Sun UK is written in poor taste without considering the ethics of journalism which seeks balance and objectivity.

“At no time did The Sun UK send a mail of inquiry to Khafi’s official email which is blasted across her social media platforms under active management to confirm or refute the claims in the publication.

“Khafi’s side of the story is deliberately and conveniently omitted to sell a pre-conceived narrative while responses from “outraged colleagues” and “other papers” riddle the publication.

“This comes from a repressive culture of shaming and characterising women for their sexual decisions and life choices.

“We find The Sun UK’s publication repulsive and damaging to the image and livelihood of our client.

“We demand an immediate retraction of the publication by The Sun UK and a public apology to our client Khafilat Kareem within the next 48 hours.

“Legal options are also being considered at this time.”

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